NHS England faces first legal challenge to plans for health shake-up

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Judicial review on Tuesday one of two examining legality of accountable care organisations

NHS England faces a legal challenge to its plans to overhaul how the health service operates, which critics say are unlawful and could lead to patients being denied treatment.

Campaigners on Tuesday will try to derail plans to introduce of “ accountable care organisations� (ACOs), which they say could force doctors to decide what care a patient needs based on how much money is available rather than how sick someone is.

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