With over 100 health and social care lawyers advising our broad NHS and independent sector health and care client base, we’re proud to be one of the largest specialist teams in the sector. And we’re proud to be considered one of the leading advisers to health bodies in England and Wales.
We want to be an extension of your in-house legal and management teams. To be your first port of call, not only on important strategic matters but day-to-day issues too.
The fact that we know the health sector inside out means we’re armed with expertise on everything from patient-specific issues, information law queries and major investigations through to the full range of corporate and commercial issues any public or independent sector health client could face.
Across five locations, we offer comprehensive national coverage and are particularly noted for our out-of-hours support through a 24/7 healthcare helpline.
Our client base includes NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, commissioners and major national providers.
Our approach sets us apart. Working with Browne Jacobson you’ll have a partner lead, responsible for managing our relationship with you and ensuring a consistently high-quality and personal service. This partnership approach enables us to really understand our clients, delivering what they need, when they need it.
Advised Trust in Devon Partnership NHS Trust v SSHSC  re. legality of remote MHA assessments during the COVID 19 pandemic.
MCA DoLs case.
Medical treatment case.
"Fantastic knowledge and connections across and within the NHS. This helps to bring much more than just standard legal advice."
"I feel as though the team I work with are more like an extension of my own team, and whilst maintaining those professional boundaries, are still very approachable."
On Saturday 15 October a wave of light swept the internet when thousands of people flooded social media with pictures of candles to remember the babies that they have lost. This event signifies the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week which aims to break the silence that is associated with baby loss in pregnancy and infancy.
In our latest Shared Insights session, Focus on Emergency Medicine, chaired by Jennifer Fagin and Amelia Newbold, we were pleased to be joined by: Dr Alex Crowe, Deputy Director Incentive Schemes & Academic Partnerships, NHS Resolution and Consultant Nephrologist and Miss Susie Hewitt MBE, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards was due to transition to Liberty Protection Safeguards in October 2020 but delayed due to the pandemic. While the public consultation has now closed and we’re still unclear of what the final legislation and code will look like, it’s worth noting and keeping a watching brief.
In this session, our speakers discussed the Fitness to Practise Regime and how we can help.
In this article, we discuss some of the themes we have seen in recent CQC regulation as well as providing an update on the development of their new assessment framework. I will also highlight other key developments in the sector that all providers should be aware of.
In this session, our speakers discussed fundamentals of disclosure, general points on disclosure & Post-Pandemic, interested Persons & Patient Safety Incident Response, and how we can help & Takeaway Tips.
With the now well-rehearsed lessons learnt through covid on collaboration, and new thinking on how and where care is provided, there is a new focus on the estate and with the strengthening of the estates specialists workforce, the stage is set for the NHS estate to take a leading role in achieving the ambitions for patient centred care.
In this session, our speakers discussed gave an overview of inquests in relation to deaths in custody and discussed three key themes; Documentation Provision, Communication, and Decision making. They also discussed Healthcare in a prison setting - manging the unique challenges.
In this session, our speakers discussed the final Ockenden report, the Midwifery Perspective, the Board Perspective, and the Wider national initiatives - Monitoring May.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced updated guidance to help frontline staff and clinicians identify and treat patients with eating disorders before the illness becomes a medical emergency.
In this session, our speakers discussed recognising and managing conflict, the benefits of mediation and the practicalities, and the safety and learning perspective.
Our speakers looked at the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act and what it means for hospitals in the mental health and acute sector.
We were delighted to be joined by Dr Nigel Sturrock, Regional Medical Director for the Midlands at NHS England and NHS Improvement. He gave an overview of the pressures placed on the NHS by the pandemic, including the impact on urgent and emergency care, elective procedures and staffing.
It is important to bear in mind the legal framework when planning discharge and conveyance plans but practicalities are also key.
Join Browne Jacobson and Virgin Money for an on-demand webinar as they discussed their thoughts on the outlook for acquisition activity and funding in the health and care sectors.
The panel of experienced Coroners gave an outline of the current backlog and the pandemic recovery plan implemented in their jurisdiction.
This article takes key areas of focus within the NHS Estate and presents our top tips for implementing estates aspects of your Green Plan successfully from a legal perspective.
Steps NHS organisations should take now to help reach its target of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2036-2039.
Our speakers looked at themes arising from inquests, learning from participating in RCAs, the clinician’s perspective and a difficult case study.
In circumstances where it is subsequently proved that an individual does have such a mental disorder, there is a presumption that their carer either knew or could reasonably have been expected to know of the disorder, unless sufficient evidence is adduced to rebut that presumption.
Rebecca Fitzpatrick, Helen Badger and Carl May-Smith, Partners at Browne Jacobson provided an overview of the legal frameworks in place that can assist Trusts when managing violent, abusive and racist patients
In this Shared Insights session, we discuss difficulties faced by professionals when dealing with challenging family members and highlighted the legal frameworks and mechanisms that can be implemented to manage these behaviours in order to protect staff and keep the patient’s best interests at the centre of decision making.
In this Shared Insights session we provided an overview of the implementation of the Ockenden Immediate and Essential actions.
This session discussed the future of interaction between NHS Trusts and local government amidst a drive for better integrated care.
In this Shared Insights session we listen to unique perspective and learning outcomes from dealing with eating disorder patients.
In this Shared Insights session we discussed how different Coroners are approaching recovery from the pandemic.
Implications for in-house legal, patient safety, clinical governance, workforce culture and large-scale reviews.
This shared insight provided an insight into the legal issues arising from Covid-19 related illness, including long Covid and PTSD.