Commercial Health

The health and social care sector remains under great pressure to both generate efficiencies as well as adopt innovation, all while continuing to provide safe and high quality care. This means that informed, commercial decisions need to be made, often at pace, against a backdrop of complex frameworks, and within a highly regulated environment.


We are widely recognised as the leading strategic, commercial and regulatory legal adviser to the UK’s health and social care sector, providing practical advice and tailored solutions to NHS, independent health and social care, MedTech, and digital health organisations.

Whether you are forming a collaboration or joint venture, finalising an outsourcing or managed services contract, bringing an innovation to market, setting up clinics abroad, or seeking to implement value based care arrangements, we use our deep sector knowledge, coupled with our ability to provide support across the full breadth of legal services.

No matter how large or small the matter, our advice is always pragmatic, focused on mitigating risk and delivering value for money.

Featured experience

  • Advising Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust on their successful merger, including advising on legal due diligence, revisions to the constitution, advice on governance, and the transaction documentation
  • Advising NHS and independent sector organisations on value-based care contracting, risk and gain share models, and population health-based approaches to contracts
  • Playing a pivotal role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, negotiating and drafting contracts to help increase capacity and put in place a flexible national framework for diagnostics capacity
  • Advising MedTech and digital health providers on commercial contracts, framework agreements, terms of use, privacy policies, and standardised customer terms
  • Advising on the procurement and commercial arrangements on high value and complex managed equipment services projects, pathology projects, electronic patient record implementations and collaborative procurement arrangements for NHS organisations

What our clients say

  • They have good strength in depth and they're very commercially aware.

    Chambers and Partners, UK Edition, 2023

  • The team at DAC Beachcroft are very knowledgeable, approachable and good at keeping us up to speed

    Chambers and Partners, UK Edition, 2023

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.