We offer specialist healthcare legal advice to the NHS, private bodies, and local authorities across the country. As one of the largest teams of healthcare solicitors in England, we have a breadth of expertise in developing successful integrated care systems that can boost productivity and ensure savings.
Our extensive knowledge, sector experience, bespoke advice and pragmatic approach is why our clients choose to stay with us. Whether you’re seeking healthcare legal advice for a regional or place-based integrated care system, we can help.
Integrated care is a model of healthcare that aims to deliver better efficiency for providers and superior experience for patients. Integrated care services seek to bridge the gaps between various levels of care, such as primary health and social care, for patients with multiple or complex needs. By implementing a coordinated approach, healthcare providers can work together to offer the best standard of care for patients.
Of course, creating effective integrated care services is no mean feat. The difficulty in breaking down silos of care funding, amid unpredictable patient demand, makes planning integrated care challenging. That’s where we come in. As specialist healthcare solicitors, we can assist with developing system-wide solutions that will help your organisation achieve better results.
We work across all areas of the healthcare sector, offering tailored advice to NHS bodies, local authorities and private-sector organisations. In fact, we are a trusted advisor to hundreds of healthcare providers in the UK, and our top 20 clients have been working with us for an average of 13 years.
As an industry-leading healthcare law practice, we can provide a full-service solution that will help you achieve a fully functioning and efficient integrated care system. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out a clear vision for the future of the NHS – one that includes greater regional control and clear systems for efficient place-based service delivery. With this in mind, our healthcare solicitors can assist with the following:
With a huge breadth of experience in both the public and private sectors, our team offer unrivalled expertise in integrated care services. We will provide tailored advice to your organisation; helping to develop system-wide solutions at both a regional and local level that fit the legislative framework.
Whether you are seeking support for a first-wave integrated care system, wish to develop current ways of working, or need advice on service reconfiguration, our healthcare law professionals are here to help.
"Browne Jacobson has mastered the art of being friendly and approachable whilst providing high quality legal advice which represents excellent value for money. They understand the needs and pressures on my organisation and support us superbly at times of difficulty."
"The relationship between solicitors within the team, paralegals and other legal support and barristers on a case is extremely collaborative- more so than any other firm I work with. There is very much a team approach in conducting complex cases which is essential to benefit the client concerned."
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Three months on from the commencement of the new statutory Integrated Care Systems (ICS) Anja Beriro and Gerrard Hanratty reflect on the main themes and issues that have come from the new relationship between local government and health.
On 7 July this year, NHS England published its statutory guidance for Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) and with it set out the ICBs’ role and responsibilities and how they should collaborate, interact and carry out their anti-fraud, bribery and corruption functions in concert with NHS England.
This on-demand webinar is presented by Jacqui Atkinson and Bridget Prosser. What HR issues are on your to-do list and what are the employment law ramifications?
This on-demand webinar looks at the Secretary of State’s new powers under the Health & Care Act 2022 & impact on current approach for healthcare providers.
Presented by Gerard Hanratty, this on-demand webinar looks into the key new functions for Integrated Care Systems under the new Health & Care Act 2022. It provides a useful update on what is new, how it may be interpreted and what issues may arise.
As times have changed, organisations have fallen in and out of love with the role of the outsourced SIAM provider versus the organisation fulfilling that role. It is a complex role and even more so in Government organisations, some with vast IT systems processing gigantic amounts of data with complex governance structures and models.
Steve Atkinson interviews Marie Price (Director of Corporate Affairs, North East London CCG) & Chris Cotton (Director of Transition) to see the choices that North East London have made in their collaborations at Place level.
At Browne Jacobson, we have been working with NHS and local government bodies at national and more local levels on this system reform, and so this is a question we’ve been working to answer for some time.
ICSs have been introduced with the intention of uniting the operations of hospitals, community-based services, and health and social care bodies across their respective places.
National law firm Browne Jacobson has partnered with the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) on their latest report, Local Health Systems: Relationships not structures, which highlights the key role of local government within health and wellbeing systems and the strategies, skills, and toolkit for effective working within them.
The Local Government Information Unit’s Local Democracy Research Centre report, there are calls for a reinvigorated role for local government as leaders of local health systems, to develop and strengthen relationships of trust, transparency and cooperation.
We invite you to watch our on-demand webinar which looks into how healthtech is commissioned from a health and tech perspective.
The Government’s White Paper Joining up care for people, places and population is its second within (just) under a year about health and care integration following its first one Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all.
This one-hour webinar includes an overview of new legislation in a developing ICS, as well as the key features for developing integrated care partnerships, how local authorities can work collaboratively with health organisations, and how ICS structures can be developed to support key system priorities.
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.
Statutory Integrated Care Systems (ICS) will replace Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England from March 2022. Many public bodies at a regional and local level will be impacted. This is a once in a generation chance for local government to reset the relationship with health colleagues and demonstrate the key role that it plays.
This session discussed the future of interaction between NHS Trusts and local government amidst a drive for better integrated care.
Catch up on our on-demand video at our ICS development webinar included an overview of new legislation in developing your ICS, as well as the key features for developing integrated care boards, place based arrangements and provider collaboratives.