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Technology is transforming the way that our health services are delivered. Expected trends in healthtech for 2017 include developments in the areas of mental health, health monitoring, management and control, wearable technology and the virtual/remote delivery of healthcare services. Many of these developments collect vast amounts of health care data. Harnessing the power of data mining and artificial intelligence will create yet more opportunities for disruptive technology. With these opportunities come challenges, particularly in the areas of data privacy and cyber security. Misuse of information is a significant risk and the cost of a breach goes beyond financial loss, impacting brand, reputation and trust.

Our award-winning commercial health team, comprised of health sector specialist advisors, offers a heavyweight corporate and commercial practice that delivers value to clients through the combination of its commercial awareness, in-depth health and social care sector knowledge and the personal interest taken in its client’s work. Organisations working in the independent health and social care sector need legal advisors who have an in depth understanding of the ever changing regulatory and contractual landscape and the challenges faced by those operating in it.

We take pride in working collaboratively with our clients and take the time to understand their unique requirements, key performance indicators, deadlines and financial and other pressures. This enables us to develop long-term partnerships with our clients where we can continue to provide added value by keeping them up-to-date with the latest legal developments through regular bulletins, seminars and training.

healthtech expertise

  • Commercial and procurement - we advise on a broad scope of commercial work including business to business agreements, intellectual property and IT as well as the application of NHS contracts and public procurement rules to independent sector clients.
  • Joint venture vehicles and partnerships - typical projects involve providers partnering with NHS trusts to deliver services under the new care models or with housing associations in supported living arrangements, we scope the objectives, advise on the best form, draft the partnership, collaboration, joint venture, research and development agreements and advise on sub-contracting or prime contracting arrangements.
  • Trading terms and conditions - we have broad experience in advising, negotiating and drafting contracts for every stage of the business life cycle from some of the largest IT transactions on the market to the contracts underpinning the commercial relations of an emerging health tech business.

  • Corporate transactional advice - we regularly advise independent sector health and social care providers on mergers, acquisitions and disposals including due diligence, financing and structuring and reorganisations.
  • Data protection and cyber security - we have a highly experienced team of data protection and cyber security lawyers who are able to provide pragmatic legal advice on compliance with GDPR. Our team has worked with many health professionals in the UK.
  • Information governance and regulatory issues - we specialise in providing detailed governance advice, particularly in respect of healthcare governance that applies equally to independent sector providers.
  • Banking and refinancing - our dedicated banking team advise on debt and equity financing and refinancing for transactional or organisational purposes as well as high-value restructuring projects.

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