Browne Jacobson is the leading law firm advising the NHS on service reconfiguration, consultation and transformation. Our knowledge and experience place us head and shoulders above any other law firm practising in this area, and at the forefront of society’s biggest issues.
We’re proud that our people have been involved in the majority of significant service changes that have taken place in the NHS since 1995. As a result of our expertise, we’re asked repeatedly to advise on national policy and change programmes.
As the UK emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and the new hospital initiative is rebooted, there are a number of issues that have become apparent, including temporary service changes and buildings that are no longer fit for purpose. In addition to this we have new decision makers created through the Health and Care Act 2022, as well as new legislation that will give the Secretary of State a direct power to step into service change decision-making.
We are known for the advice we give to the NHS and other clients on consultation obligations, when they are considering decommissioning certain services, whether they are part of a larger service reconfiguration programme or not. Clearly, the NHS only has finite resources and must determine how to most effectively and efficiently use them for the benefit of their local communities. This area of decision-making also requires careful consideration of inclusivity.
Our systematic and pragmatic approach to advising on the different stages of these types of decision-making, enables you to mitigate risks and ensure you have a transparent process allowing you to meet all statutory and common law duties.
Advising NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ICB on the reconfiguration of acute services and moving from a three hospital to a two hospital approach.
Supporting Lancashire and South Cumbria with decision making regarding Chorley and South Ribble Emergency Department.
Supporting the development of Planning, assuring and delivering service change for patients guidance and the Service change: interactive toolkit.
Advising NHS Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly ICB on the development of a new Decommissioning policy for the ICB.
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.
Browne Jacobson commercial health partner, Jonathan Hayden, speaks to Darren Ramen, UK head of legal at Alliance Medical about the interest surrounding Community Diagnostic Centres (CDCs).
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.
In this session, our speakers discussed the final Ockenden report, the Midwifery Perspective, the Board Perspective, and the Wider national initiatives - Monitoring May.
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.
The much anticipated final Ockenden report was published on 30 March 2020. The final report sets out the findings of the review into care provided to 1,486 families, and sets out a blueprint for safe maternity care.
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.
The start of the public inquiry into Covid-19 in the UK has moved one step closer with the appointment on December 17 2021 of Baroness Heather Hallett to chair the inquiry. The inquiry was announced in May last year and is due to start in the spring of 2022.
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.