Cavanagh, Bhatt, Redmond v The Health Service Commissione: Admn 2004

Mr Redmond had complained to the Health Sevices Comissioner about the treatment of his daughter at a hospital. She had been referred for specialist treatment, but the unit had been closed down, and she was left untreated. The Commissioner had reported about the closure of the unit and had also made adverse comments about the doctors involved. Mr Redmond and the doctors sought judicial review of the Commissioner’s report.
Held: The grounds fell under three main heads: that the inquiry had exceeded the Commissioner’s powers; that it had been conducted unfairly; and that some of its conclusions were untenable. Henriques J rejected the first two in their entirety. In relation to the third he held that two of the Commissioner’s findings against Dr Cavanagh did not stand up, but apart from quashing these he dismissed the applications.


Henriques J


[2004] EWHC 1847 (Admin


Health Service Commissioners Act 1993


England and Wales

Cited by:

Appeal fromNicholas Cavanagh Raymond Bhatt Frank Redmond v The Health Service Commissioner CA 15-Dec-2005
A parent had complained about the closure of a hospital unit which led to his daughter not receiving treatment. The Commissioner in her report commented adversely on the doctors involved. Both doctors and the parent sought judicial review of the . .
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Health Professions, Administrative

Updated: 14 May 2022; Ref: scu.237700