R (on the application of Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and another) v Secretary of State for Health; National Pharmacy Association v Secretary of State for Health

Public health – Pharmacy. The judge had not erred in rejecting the claimants' challenge to the defendant Secretary of State's package of changes in a document entitled 'Community Planning in 2016/2017 and beyond – Final Package'. In particular, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, rejected grounds based on Secretary of State for Education and Science v Metropolitan Borough of Tameside ([1976] 3 All ER 665), misuse of the relevant statutory provisions for the payment of pharmacies to achieve a fundamental restructuring of the community pharmacy system and breach of the obligation under s 1C of the National Health Service Act 2006.

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