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NHS White Paper - ensuring accountability and enhancing public confidence

7 May 2021

This online event took place on 7 May 2021 and is now available on-demand. The content in this recording was correct as of the original webinar date.


Browne Jacobson are at the forefront of advising health and social care providers, commissioners and regulators across the country. Our experience in both the public and private sectors means we are a trusted advisor to over 150 NHS bodies and local authorities as well as many independent providers. In this webinar series, we look at the NHS white paper which sets out the legislative proposals for the new health bill, which has been created to support the statutory delivery of Integrated Care Systems.

This is the third in a series of four webinars and provides an overview and discussion of the ensuring accountability and enhancing public confidence proposals section of the white paper, looking at the framework for oversight of the health system and workforce accountability; proposed changes to the NHS mandate and broadening the scope for potential ministerial interventions in reconfigurations, Arm’s Length bodies and Special Health Authorities time limits.

It was an opportunity to share thoughts on any practical implications which may arise out of the proposals.

The session was chaired by Sir Neil McKay, Strategic Consultant for Browne Jacobson, who has a long and distinguished career in senior leadership positions in the NHS in England.

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Gerard Hanratty

Gerard Hanratty

Partner and Head of Health

Gerard heads up our health sector and continues to be at the forefront of advising the NHS nationally and health sector overall on the development of ICSs, major service reconfiguration projects and advising on the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He is regularly sought for advice on all matters relating to public law, especially when public bodies face judicial reviews. His expertise and pragmatic approach helps clients deliver on their plans and understand how to deal with challenges.

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