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Lewisham Hospital – Key messages from the judicial review

London has witnessed a great deal of controversy in recent months as the Government sought to resolve long-standing financial and associated problems in the NHS in South London. A year ago, it appointed a Trust Special Administrator in an attempt to resolve the issues, but his recommendations sparked off an acrimonious campaign which finally led to a judicial review. On 31st July, the High Court found in favour of the LB of Lewisham and the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign, and this Briefing Note seeks to outline those aspects of the judgment that may be of interest to Institute members.


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Rhion Jones is considered a leading authority on Public Engagement and Consultation. A founding Director of the Consultation Institute, he is co-author of “The Art of Consultation” (2009) and “The Politics of Consultation” (2018). He has delivered over 500 training courses and Masterclasses and is a prolific writer on the subject, having written over 350 different Topic papers and over 50 full Briefing Papers for the Institute. Since 2003 over 15,000 person-days of training based on courses he invented have been delivered. Rhion is in demand as an entertaining Keynote Speaker and Special Adviser, particularly on the Law of Consultation, and its implications for Government and other Public Bodies. In 2017, he was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.

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