Patient funding request for life-saving treatment (Adam Boukraa and Vikram Sachdeva QC write for the Law Society Gazette)

The Law Society Gazette has published an article by Adam Boukraa and Vikram Sachdeva QC on the case of R (on the application of Wallpott) v Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board [2021] EWHC 3291 (Admin), in which they appeared successfully for the claimant, Ms Wallpott. The claim challenged a decision to refuse an individual patient funding request for potentially life-saving cancer treatment.

The article summarises the case and sets out wider lessons to be drawn from the judgment. These are relevant to practitioners in healthcare and in judicial review more generally.

You can read the article here.

Vikram and Adam were instructed by Yogi Amin and Katy Cowans of Irwin Mitchell.