Access to Healthcare

Public Law Solicitors specialises in the law governing access to health care and other services from the NHS. This issue arises in a number of contexts:

• Right to heath care

Where medical treatment is refused perhaps because it is new or expensive

• Best interests and health care decisions

Where someone lacks capacity to make decisions about medical treatment, or about whether medical treatment should be withdrawn.

• Health/social care divide

Where there is a dispute about who is responsible for funding care services, for example residential care and nursing home charges.