Primisha Patel

Associate

Birmingham

Primisha.Patel@brownejacobson.com

+44 (0)330 045 2810

Birmingham

Primisha is an associate with expertise in the areas of public, regulatory and information law. She undertakes a range of advisory work for public and private sector organisations operating in the health sector, often relating to the lawful exercise of their functions as well as defending judicial review claims. She also represents public health bodies in statutory and non-statutory inquiries.  

Primisha has advised a number of integrated care boards on their new powers and duties under the Health and Care Act 2022 as well as assisted in developing governance and decision-making arrangements across the system. She has experience in supporting with responses to requests from inquiries as well as obtaining, managing and reviewing large volumes of evidence, drafting witness statements and advising on the disclosure of documents under the Data Protection Act/GDPR. She also regularly assists clients in relation to substantial disclosure exercises in the context of subject access requests. She has particular expertise in health and social care funding disputes between commissioners and patients in relation to NHS continuing healthcare (decisions on eligibility and funding options) and NHS-funded nursing care and contractual disputes between commissioners, local authorities and providers. 

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Establishment of Integrated Care Boards

Supporting Clinical Commissioning Groups transition into Integrated Care Boards by developing governance and decision-making frameworks. 

Public Inquiries

Representing a major government department in the Covid-19 Inquiry. 

Represented NHS England during the Brook House Inquiry.  

Continuing Healthcare and Funded Nursing Care

Advising on all aspects of health and social care funding disputes.