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CCG is told it can’t pull £600 000 from children’s respite centre

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 23 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k919
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Parents of disabled children who went to the High Court to try to stop a clinical commissioning group withdrawing funding from a respite centre for children with complex medical needs have won a reprieve.

Mr Justice Mostyn quashed a decision by Hertfordshire Valleys CCG last November to withdraw the £600 000 yearly funding necessary to keep Nascot Lawn centre in Watford, Hertfordshire, open.1

The CCG has been placed in financial turnaround, meaning that it is at risk of not meeting its financial plans, and has to make savings of £47m. A member of the investment committee that made the decision to discontinue the …

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