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Condliff v North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust: Relying on Human Rights to Improve Inequities in Privatised HealthCare - Implications for UK and Australian Health System Reforms

Townsend, Ruth; Faunce, Thomas


A recent case from the English Court of Appeal (R (on the application of Condliff) v North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust [2011] EWCA Civ 910, concerning denial by a regional health care rationing committee of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity) demonstrates the problems of attempting to rely post hoc on human rights protections to ameliorate inequities in health care reforms that emphasise institutional budgets rather than universal access. This column analyses the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law and Medicine
Access Rights: Open Access


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