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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

Consultation open on draft Integrated Care Provider (ICP) contract

Following the two related judicial reviews, NHS England has started its consultation on the proposed Integrated Care Provider (ICP) contract.

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Legal updates

Introduction of medical examiners and reforms to death certification in England & Wales

Following a consultation in 2016 regarding the above, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published its response.

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Legal updates

You can create an ICS under the current legislation

Many people who commentate on the health sector and its current transformation plans have suggested that we need legislative change, to create an Integrated Care System (‘ICS’).

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Legal updates

CCG mergers - what to consider

Many CCGs are looking at how they can strengthen and formalise their collaborative working arrangements with neighbouring CCGs. As part of this process, there will inevitably need to be a discussion about whether such arrangements could be or are a precursor to a formal merger.

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