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Coughlan Judgment

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the findings and data he has received from strategic health authorities in respect of their audits of past and current compliance with the Coughlan judgment and departmental guidance.[110148]

Strategic health authorities have considered whether continuing care criteria in use in their area since 1996 were consistent with the Coughlan judgment. Some are taking further legal advice and will be reporting on this to the Department of Health by the end of May.