Professor Christopher Newdick
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Chris currently teaches the following courses on the LL.B programme:
- Medical Law
- Contract Law
Chris also supervised postgraduate research students:
- EU Health Care Rights and Social Solidarity
- Product Liability
Areas of Interest
- Health Law
- Pharmaceutical Law
- Product Liability
Research groups / Centres
- Newdick, C., Sheehan, M. and Dunn, M. (2020) Tragic choices in intensive care during the COVID-19 pandemic: on fairness, consistency and community. Journal of Medical Ethics. ISSN 1473-4257 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2020-106487
- Newdick, C. (2018) Can judges ration with compassion? A priority-setting rights matrix. Health and Human Rights Journal, 20 (1). pp. 107-120. ISSN 2150-4113
- Newdick, C. (2017) Health equality, social justice and the poverty of autonomy. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 12 (4). pp. 411-433. ISSN 1744-134X doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744133117000093
- Blakeman, A., Littlejohns, P., Newdick, C., Routledge, P., Williams, I. and Cass, K., (2017) Independent review of the individual patient funding request process in Wales. Report. Welsh Government (Report for the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport)
- Newdick, C. (2016) Global capitalism and the crisis of the public interest – sleepwalking into disaster. In: Breau, S. C. and Samuel, K. L. H. (eds.) Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law. Research Handbooks in International Law. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 23-45. ISBN 9781784717391
- Newdick, C. (2015) Bioethics through the telescope: institutional ethics in the NHS. In: Ferguson, P. R. and Laurie, G. T. (eds.) Inspiring a medico-legal revolution : essays in honour of Sheila McLean. Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 125-136. ISBN 9781472434289
- Newdick, C. (2014) Health care rights and NHS rationing: turning theory into practice. Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública, 32 (2). pp. 151-157. ISSN 0870-9025 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rpsp.2014.07.001
- Newdick, C. (2014) Promoting access and equity in health: assessing the National Health Service in England. In: Flood, C. and Gross, A. (eds.) The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide: A Global Comparative Study. Cambridge University Press, pp. 107-128. ISBN 9781107038301
- Newdick, C. and Raftery, J. (2014) Why there is no legal or medical justification for the Saatchi Bill. BMJ Open, 348. g3464. ISSN 2044-6055 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3464
- Newdick, C. (2014) From Hippocrates to commodities: three models of NHS governance. Medical Law Review, 22 (2). pp. 162-179. ISSN 1464-3790 doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwu010
- Newdick, C. and Danbury, C. (2013) Culture, compassion and clinical neglect: probity in the NHS after Mid Staffordshire. Journal of Medical Ethics, 41 (12). pp. 956-962. ISSN 1473-4257 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2012-101048
- Newdick, C. (2012) Re-balancing the rationing debate: tackling the tensions between individual and community rights. In: den Exter, A. and Buijsen, M. (eds.) Rationing Health Care: Hard Choices and Unavoidable Trade-offs. Maklu, Antwerp, pp. 153-170. ISBN 9789046605257
- Newdick, C. (2011) Disrupting the community: saving public health ethics from the EU internal market. In: van de Gronden , J., Szyszczak , E., Neergaard , U. and Krajewski, M. (eds.) Health Care and EU Law. Legal Issues of Services of General Interest. Asser Press, The Hague, pp. 211-239. ISBN 9789067047272
- Newdick, C., Danbury, C., Lawson, A. and Waldmann, C. (2010) Reverse triage?: managing scarce resoures in intensive care. In: Law and ethics in intensive care. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 191-211. ISBN 9780199562039
- Newdick, C. and Danbury, C. (2010) The best interests of babies and young children. In: Danbury, C., Newdick, C., Waldmann, C. and Lawson, A. (eds.) Law and ethics in intensive care. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 69-88. ISBN 9780199562039
- Newdick, C. (2008) The European Court of Justice, trans-national health care, and social citizenship: accidental death of a concept? Wisconsin International Law Journal, 26 (3). pp. 844-867. ISSN 0743-7951
- Newdick, C. (2008) Preserving social citizenship in health care markets - There may be trouble ahead. McGill Journal of Law and Health, 2 (2008). pp. 93-108.
- Newdick, C. (2008) Solidarity, rights and social welfare in the NHS: resisting the tide of bioethics? In: den Exter, A. P. (ed.) International Health Law: Solidarity and Justice in Health Care. Maklu, Antwerp, pp. 83-94. ISBN 9789046602003
- Newdick, C. (2007) Charities in the health care market: Can trust survive NHS competition? King's Law Journal, 18. pp. 415-426. ISSN 0961-5768
- Newdick, C. (2006) Citizenship, free movement and health care: Cementing individual rights by corroding social solidarity. Common Market Law Review, 43. pp. 1645-68. ISSN 0165-0750
- "Promoting Access and Equity in Health - Assessing the National Health Service in England," in (eds) C. Flood and A. Gross, The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide: A Global Comparative Study pp. 107-28 (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
- Editorial: (with J. Raftery) "Why there is No Legal or Medical Justification for the Saatchi Bill," (2014) 348 BMJ 3464.
- "Culture, Compassion and Clinical Neglect: Probity in the NHS after Mid Staffordshire," (with Dr C Danbury) (2013) Journal of Medical Ethics JME - Culture, compassion and clinical neglect
- Editorial: "Treating failed asylum seekers in the NHS", (2009) 338 BMJ 1614.
- "The European Court of Justice, Transnational Health Care, and Social Citizenship - Accidental Death of a Concept?, (2009), 26 Wisconsin International Law Journal 845-68.
- "Judicial Review: Low-Priority Treatment and Exceptional Case Review" (2007), 15 Medical Law Review, 236-244.
- Who Should We Treat? - Rights, Rationing and Resources in the NHS (2nd ed, Oxford University Press, 2005) XX+278.
- "Why PCTs Need Ethical Frameworks," (National Prescribing Centre, First Annual Conference on Local Decision-Making, London, March 2010)
- "An English Perception of the Draft Cross-border Access to Health Directive - Balancing Individual Rights and Social Solidarity," (Faculty of Law, Radboud University, Nijmegen, October 2009).
- "The Impact of the NHS Constitution - Balancing Private Rights with Public Duties," (UK Forum on Priority Setting, University of Manchester, September 2009).
- "Topping-Up - Fundamental Ethics, or the Least Worst Option?" (Applied Health Economics Group, London School of Economics, September 2009).
- "A Patient's Bill of Rights for Ontario? - England's Experience with the NHS Constitution," Ontario Ministry of Health, Toronto (June 2009, at the invitation of the Canada Institute for Health).
- "Patients' Rights – Increasing the Intensity of Judicial Review," Fourth International Conference on Priority Setting in Health Care (September 2008, Newcastle/Gateshead Conference Centre, co-ordinated by the University of Newcastle).
- "Access to Health Care in the UK – Law, Rights and Bioethics" (Faculty of Law, University of Rotterdam, September 2008).
- "Preserving Social Citizenship in Health Care Markets" (British Association of Canadian Studies, Canada House, Conference on Health Law and Policy in Canada and the UK, July 2008).
- "The ECJ, Trans-national Health Care and Social Citizenship - Accidental Death of a Concept?" (Faculty of Law, University of Wisconsin, USA, March 2008, as part of the conference on Health Care Tourism - US-EU Dialogue).
- Liberty, or Equality? Individualism and Communitarianism? (Wellcome Trust Biomedical Ethics Summer School, Public Health: Justice, Autonomy and the Common Good, University of Leicester, September 2007).
- Health Care Rights and Distributive Justice. (7th Annual Conference of the UK Clinical Ethics Network, Portsmouth, May 2007).
B.A., C.N.A.A.; LL.M. (London); Barrister
Chris Newdick is a barrister and the Professor of Health Law. His special interests concern the rights and duties arising within the National Health Service. He teaches a popular course on the subject in the Law School. His teaching and supervision is informed by his research in the area and his experience as a member of the Department of Health's Medicines Commission, as an Honorary Consultant to Berkshire West PCT, a member of the Berkshire Priorities Committee, an advisor to the BMA Working Party on NHS Rationing and the NHS National Prescribing Committee.
Member of Berkshire Priorities Committee; Honorary Consultant to Berkshire West PCT