Protect our NHS, through their lawyers, were challenging some of the technical aspects of Bristol Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) Patient, Public Involvement (PPI) Strategy, Constitution, Procurement Policy and commissioning intentions plan.
We are pleased to be able to announce that Protect our NHS have now dropped their legal challenge against the CCG. The matter has not been decided by a court and no finding of unlawful behaviour by the CCG has been made.
To bring the matter to a speedy conclusion, Bristol CCG has offered to pay some of the legal costs incurred by Protect our NHS who have agreed to drop their legal challenge in full.
Dr Martin Jones, Chair of Bristol Clinical Commissions Group said: “We are pleased to have achieved this outcome, it is however, disappointing that an expensive legal route has been pursued over a more constructive dialogue, which was what we encouraged as a CCG.
“I am proud of our public involvement track record, as demonstrated by the level of public and patient involvement in our recent mental health services procurement”