Opposition to NHS Accountable Care Organisations

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The High Court on Friday 26 January granted permission to Professor Stephen Hawking, Dr Colin Hutchinson, Professor Allyson Pollock, Professor Sue Richards and Dr Graham Winyard  to bring a judicial review against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, and NHS England to challenge the introduction of Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) into the NHS.The Legal Action was begun on the grounds that without an Act of Parliament the introduction of ACOs would be unlawful, that the principles which require decisions about our NHS to be clear and transparent have been breached, and that there should be proper consultation.

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