In a national-level dispute between local authorities and the NHS about who is responsible for funding social care in a care home when that care is delivered by a registered nurse, the Court of Appeal has reversed the judgment of Hickinbottom J at first instance and held that it is the responsibility of local authorities. The case has been estimated as being worth £250 million per annum across the UK and will be of interest to local authorities, CCGs, and central and devolved governments.
In practice, the Court of Appeal judgment means that:
Fenella Morris QC and Benjamin Tankel of 39 Essex Chambers represented all seven NHS local health boards (the Welsh equivalent of CCGs), who were the successful appellants in the case.
They were instructed by Allan Wilson of Blake Morgan.
To read the full judgment, please click here.