Philip Havers QC, Jeremy Hyam and Kate Beattie succeeded in defending the judicial review challenge to the “Healthier Together” programme in Greater Manchester.

Mr Justice Dove rejected each of the grounds of challenge to the decision to choose Stepping Hill Hospital as the fourth hospital in Greater Manchester to specialise in emergency and high risk abdominal surgery as part of a single service.

The 1COR team acted for the defendant CCGs, instructed by Hempsons.

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