Friday, 23rd March 2012
On 19 and 20 March three Court of Appeal judges heard the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts’ (JCPCT) appeal on the future of children’s congenital heart services. The JCPCT was appealing against the High Court’s judgment of last year that quashed the public consultation based solely on the score given to the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust for compliance with standards relating to research and innovation.
The Appeal judges recognised the desirability of a quick judgment in view of the urgent need to improve children’s heart services. We now await the judgment which will be on this website once it is available.
Further information on the Safe and Sustainable review, including more detail on the Judicial Review, can be found in the latest edition of Heartnews available here: http://www.specialisedservices.nhs.uk/document/stakeholder-newsletters-cardiac