Court rules against Hunt on cuts

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt did not have the power to implement cuts at Lewisham Hospital in south east London.

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Judge rules Hunt breached Health Services Act

Judges at the Court of Appeal ruled Jeremy Hunt had breached provisions of the National Health Services Act 2006. It is a serious setback for the Health Secretary because the case involves the first legal testing of a new Government procedure for dealing with failing NHS organisations.

Signs attached to railings outside Lewisham Hospital's A&E Unit Credit: Press Association

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