R (on the application of ERA) v Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and another (Secretary of State for Health and Social Care intervening)

National Health Service – Charges. Regulation 15(b) of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/238, bore its natural and ordinary meaning, and applied to: (i) asylum seekers in the classic sense, who relied on the United Nations Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees 1951; (ii) applicants for humanitarian protection or what in the EU jurisprudence was called 'subsidiary protection'; and (iii) applicants for temporary protection. Accordingly, the Administrative Court dismissed the claimant Nigerian national's application for judicial review of the defendants' decisions to charge her for treatment for advanced *** cancer.

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