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CCGs 'urging GPs to refer to NHS trusts' against competition law


I hope a CCG does go to court against Monitor's action on competition. I think it remains to be seen if the Health and Social Care act is actually enforceable when subjected to legal tests. It would be catastrophic for the NHS if CCGs or trusts went down on mass and I doubt any private provider would be able to pick up the pieces without becoming a zombie company. Some very interesting legal arguments could be developed such as what happens when legislation causes conflict with other statutory duties, like providing basic healthcare for example...

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05 Sep 2013

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