- Blood transplants and the National Health Service Act 2006 (R (on the application of A) v Secretary of State for Health)
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- What is the significance of this case? Why is it important for practitioners?
- How helpful is this judgment in clarifying the law in this area? Are there any remaining grey areas?
- What are the practical implications of the judgment? What should practitioners be mindful of when advising in this area?
- How does this case fit in with other developments in this area of the law? Do you have any predictions for future developments in this area?
- Is this part of a trend of challenging decisions about NHS care and analysis of how the court distinguished between this case and the recent case concerning access to abortions for Northern Irish women?
Local Government analysis: David Blundell, barrister at Landmark Chambers, examines the key points of R (A) v Secretary of State for Health, which considered the powers of the Secretary of State under the National Health Service Act 2006 (NHSA 2006) to make or maintain the NHS Blood and Transplant (Gwaed a Thrawsblaniadau’r GIG) (England) Directions 2005.
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