NHS Continuing Healthcare
Whilst fighting my own case, I am delighted to have joined Rear Admiral Philip Mathias in obtaining a judicial review into the NHS Continuing Healthcare Scandal.
Visit nhschcscandal.co.uk for more details.
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) have a legal duty to provide care packages for all people identified as having a 'Primary Health Need'. Despite national guidelines, it can prove to be very challenging to obtain it and, through regular reviews, retain it.
This website shares the personal story of a family in Hampshire of their battle to ensure their care package is maintained, despite what appears to be a determination to reduce it by the CCG.
This website has been produced in good faith and represents the views of the family in the NHS Continuing Healthcare process to date.
Considering the national scandal in NHS Continuing Healthcare, one our of key aims for this website is to help protect other individuals from the dishonesty that they could face in attempting to obtain the legal right to NHS care. Knowledge is power. We are using Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act 2018 - substantial public interest - for disclosing our story.
"Protecting the public against dishonesty etc
11 (1) This condition is met if the processing-
(a) is necessary for the exercise of a protective function,
(b) must be carried out without the consent of the data
subject so as not to prejudice the exercise of that function,
(c) is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest.
(2) In this paragraph, "protective function" means a function
which is intended to protect members of the public against-
(a) dishonesty, malpractice or other seriously improper
(b) unfitness or incompetence,
(c) mismanagement in the administration of a body or
(d) failures in services provided by a body or association."
With our story gaining the attention of national media outlets, we are confident that our story is of substantial public interest.
The Seven Principles of Public Life
My question to the members of the CCG boards in Hampshire, including Maggie MacIsaac, Mike Fulford, Sarah Schofield, Judy Gillow, Dr Stuart Ward and Dr Peter Bibawy:
Considering the contents of my blog, have the seven principles of public life been upheld in my case?