High Court rules that NHS England's ACO pricing mechanism is legal - DAC Beachcroft

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High Court rules that NHS England's ACO pricing mechanism is legal

Published 15 May 2018

In the recent judicial review relating to NHS England's draft Accountable Care Organisation (ACO) Contract, brought to the High Court by the campaign group '999 Call for the NHS', the High Court today confirms lawfulness of the Whole Population Annual Payment, ruling in favour of the mechanism used in the draft ACO contract.

The High Court in Leeds has confirmed that whole population annual payments are lawful in principle, rejecting a judicial review brought by a member of campaign group '999 Call for the NHS'. DAC Beachcroft acted for NHS England, the Defendant. NHS Improvement, an Interested Party, supported the Defendant's resistance of the claim.

Alistair Robertson (Partner) and Jonathan Blunden (Solicitor) advised NHS England, and instructed Fenella Morris QC and Rose Grogan of 39 Essex Chambers.

Alistair Robertson, Partner at DAC Beachcroft, comments "This was a challenging matter which looked at the narrow legal issues around the pricing mechanisms for ACOs. We are pleased for our client, NHS England, now that they can continue to focus on creating the most efficient and effective programmes for the delivery of health and social care services by the NHS".

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Alistair Robertson

Alistair Robertson

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6020

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Alistair Robertson

Alistair Robertson

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6020

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