An important decision for those involved in commissioning community care packages

In a recent case, the High Court allowed a private law claim in restitution by a local authority which alleged that a Primary Care Trust (and its successor, the Clinical Commissioning Group) had been unjustly enriched by its refusal to accept commissioning responsibility for a young man placed into its area by the local authority.

The case, Surrey County Council v NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, highlighted a shift in approach by the courts where significant funds are involved.

You can read Jane Williams's full article here.

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