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Within the last few years the health sector has seen a rash of organisational changes driven by public policy, reduced public funds and a drive to do “better for less”. We have worked with public and private sector, social enterprises and quasi public bodies navigating the myriad of legal issues arising during the transfer or establishment of organisations. 

We can help with:

  • obtaining and retaining accreditation
  • allocation of responsibilities, risks and rewards
  • organisational structures for effective accountability, delegated authority and decision making
  • effective assurance and reporting processes with NHS England, CQC and Monitor
  • legal duties of management, including directors, the accountable officer and other officers
  • procedures for the resolution of disputes and conflicts of interests
  • negotiating contracts with third party suppliers for identifiable outcomes and value for money.

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Legal updates

Rise in closure of GP practices

Over the last year it has become more apparent from news articles in the online press and from other journals and publications that there is a large increase in the number of GP surgeries closing down across the UK.

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Legal updates

NHS subsidiaries - greater oversight

From 1 April 2018, NHS-controlled providers (providers that are required to hold a provider licence and are ultimately 'controlled' by one or more NHS trusts and/or foundation trusts) will be subject to greater oversight, similar to that applicable to NHS trusts and foundation trusts.

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Legal updates

Treating private patients - CMA reporting requirements

The Competition and Markets Authority requires all hospitals treating private patients including NHS trusts and foundation trusts to submit information about the quality of the services they provide to the Private Healthcare Information Network.

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Legal updates

Data security and the NHS Standard Contract

July 2017 saw the publication of the Department of Health’s ‘Your Data: Better Security, Better Choice, Better Care’ paper.

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