The series of meetings was to start earlier but the organisers are awaiting the outcome of Jeremy Hunt’s appeal against that recent High Court decision on the legality of Hunt’s Lewisham Reconfiguration Plans. Wiped the smug smile off his face? No. Well let’s regroup and get to that appeal to raise yet more awareness of how Hunt is now wasting Tax Payers’ money on appealing a decision just because it went against him.
LeftFootForward explains further that Hunt did not make public his grounds for this appeal since confirming it on 22 August 2013. As it is Tax Payers’ money he is using, then the reasons should be outlined for those who are footing his bill. http://www.leftfootforward.org/2013/09/lewisham-hospital-jeremy-hunt-must-disclose-his-reasons-for-appeal/
Andy Worthington says ‘It is difficult to see how the government can prevail in Hunt’s Lewisham appeal.’ http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2013/09/10/save-lewisham-hospital-events-to-celebrate-the-campaigns-victory-over-jeremy-hunt/
LocalGovLawyer Reports – http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15317%3Agovernment-to-appeal-high-court-judgment-quashing-hospital-downgrade&catid=56%3Alitigation-articles&Itemid=24
Mirror reports – ‘in an extraordinary development, Mr Hunt will argue at the Court of Appeal next month that he does not legally require the backing of local GPs to shut services at Lewisham.’ http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/lewisham-hospital-jeremy-hunt-appeal-2284234#ixzz2hhy39onB I thought Hunt was HEALTH Secretary. But Heh he doesn’t need to take advice from anybody in Health despite having no Health Quals himself.
20 September 2013
‘Jeremy Hunt, will argue in the Court of Appeal next month that if the High Court ruling stopping him downgrading services at Lewisham Hospital is upheld, local commissioning groups with a vested interest in the status quo will have a veto on NHS service reorganisation’ http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f5754
Check Out the Court of Appeal Daily Cause List for details – http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/court-lists/list-appeal-civil
Jeremy Hunt has appealed — although it is difficult to see how the government can prevail in an appeal. – See more at: http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2013/09/10/save-lewisham-hospital-events-to-celebrate-the-campaigns-victory-over-jeremy-hunt/#sthash.TxsB0yod.dpufPeople’s Enquiry Into London’s NHS