R (on the application of MP) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening)

National Health Service – Charges. The defendant Secretary of State was not required to consult publicly before amending the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Amendment Regulations 2017, SI 2017/756, and imposing a requirement that advance payment for treatment be made, or requiring that records be kept of chargeable individuals. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the claimant's application for judicial review, further held that the Secretary of State had complied with his duties under s 149 of the Equality Act 2010 Act and the National Health Service Act 2006.