Published 2nd July 2020

Maternity Action and DZT are refused permission in JR challenging health inequalities caused by NHS Charging Scheme

Janet Farrell acts on behalf of Maternity Action, a leading maternity rights charity, and DZT, a victim of FGM who has significant NHS debts who challenged the Secretary of State for Healthcare NHS Charging Regime.

The disproportionate effect of charging is most stark amongst destitute pregnant women, new mothers, survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and FGM and destitute migrant families supported by local authorities, who are overwhelmingly women. Our clients are considering whether to appeal.

For more information, read Maternity Action’s CrowdJustice fundraiser page here.  Read the Guardian’s report here.

Contact a member of the Bhatt Murphy team today