JCPCT

JCPCT

Abbreviation for:
Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts
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Two separate legal challenges were launched against the Safe and Sustainable Review - conducted by the JCPCT - including a Leeds campaign group which fought a successful battle in the High Court.
Sir Neil McKay, chairman of the JCPCT, said: "We are strongly considering our grounds for appeal.
JCPCT chairman Sir Neil McKay said it was an "obscure technical point" and planned to appeal.
JCPCT lawyers say the consultation process was fair and not open to legal challenge.
The judge refused the JCPCT permission to appeal against the decision, although the body can now apply directly to the Court of Appeal for a hearing.
Mr Havers said the Kennedy Panel, a group of experts set up to advise the JCPCT, had produced "sub-scores" measuring the quality of service under various criteria.
Sir Neil McKay, chair of the JCPCT, said: "I never forget that the purpose of our work is saving lives and improving quality of life for children.
The Leeds-based campaign group went to court seeking to overturn the decision of the JCPCT to select seven specialist centres for the future delivery of paediatric cardiac surgery in England.
The case being brought by Save Our Surgery disputes the legality of the JCPCT decision to remove paediatric cardiac services from Leeds and claims that it will leave Yorkshire, Humber and North Midlands with a poorer children's heart surgery service.
JCPCT chairman Sir Neil McKay said: "The pressing need to reform children's heart services is long overdue and experts have cautioned that further delay in achieving the necessary change would be a major setback in improving outcomes for children with heart disease.
At a recent hearing, JCPCT lawyers argued that the consultation process was fair and not open to legal challenge, but the judge ruled the process flawed.
At the time the proposals were announced, Sir Neil McKay, chairman of the JCPCT, said the proposals were based on the needs of children not the "vested interests" of hospitals.