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Jonathan is a partner in Browne Jacobson’s commercial health team and advises our health and care clients on commercial contracts and projects up to £2bn in value. This includes advising on the use of the national model non-clinical contracts, the NHS Standard Contracts and all forms of primary care contract.
Jonathan has specialised in the healthcare sector since 2003. He is client partner for a number of our NHS and independent sector clients and is a member of our independent sector health strategy group.
Jonathan supports NHS commissioners and providers, and national NHS / government bodies, and a range of independent sector healthcare clients (including health and care providers, manufacturers and diagnostics/pathology providers), on all forms of healthcare contracting. This includes advising on the use of the NHS Standard Contracts and subcontracts, primary care contracts (GMS, PMS, APMS, GDS and PDS contracts), and the national suite of model non-clinical contracts for goods and/or services. When working at a national level, he also supports on the development of related policy and legislation.
He regularly provides training to a range of organisations on subjects ranging from healthcare governance and discretionary contracting to the use of national model contracts and Managed Equipment Services (MES) contracting.
Aspirant foundation trusts
Advising aspirant foundation trusts on their constitutions and related governance arrangements, including changes resulting from the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and Monitor’s latest Code of Governance.
Advising a foundation trust on the formalisation of its inter-trust agreements and its subcontracts with independent sector suppliers.
Large independent sector care provider
Advised a large independent sector care provider on its contracts with its NHS and local authority commissioners, including advice on defending attempts by commissioners to reduce fees, and on risks and rewards under contracts imposed through ITTs.
NHS 111 arrangements
Advising on contracts for NHS 111 arrangements.
Suite of model contracts
Developing a suite of model contracts (consistent with the NHS standard contract) for NHS trust and NHS foundation trust to use when subcontracting clinical services (or providing them under subcontract).