|Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales|
Through our role of providing legal advice to CHCs on a wide range of issues the legal services department afforded a birds eye perspective on the workings of the NHS. We were often at the forefront of identifying problems as they arose. Here are some of the issues we dealth with before Abolition.
|What could have done for you before Abolition? - who we were|
|Fact Sheets - key issues in concise form|
|Briefings - article length analyses|
|Case Law Updates - key recent cases|
|Sample Enquiries - questions you asked us|
Tax on Illness: A guide to NHS charges
This sets down the legal basis of the various charges which the NHS is entitled to levy. These are chiefly but not exclusively for prescriptions, dentistry and ophthalmology. In addition it surveys the history of charging, the forces pushing for its extension and the negative consequences for public health and equity. It concludes with a list of policy recommendations.