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The health and social care sector remains under pressure to generate efficiencies. Individual organisations must look at how they commission and deliver their services more adeptly; streamlining processes and procedures and saving money across all facets of the purchase and delivery of care.

At the same time, the NHS Five Year Forward View vision for new models of care challenges organisations to look across organisational boundaries, and to collaborate and share risk in the design and delivery of integrated place-based patient care, to ensure the best outcomes for patients.

Whether it’s the more complex legal structures required under these new strategic models of care or robust, efficient and successful contract negotiation and completion, we know that what matters to you is to achieve a successful outcome in accordance with your project plans, fully appraised of the risks.

Whether you are partnering in a collaboration or joint venture, seeking to protect your innovation and bring it to market, setting up an accountable care organisation, finalising an outsourcing contract or procuring a managed serviced contract, our specialised teams will help you to deliver the outcomes you need. We will do this by ensuring we are always focused on your objectives, and we will align with your own teams to ensure a seamless service.

What we are known for

We are widely recognised as the leading strategic, commercial and regulatory legal adviser to the health and social care sector in the UK. Our dedicated UK-wide health and social care team has a reputation for giving focused, practical and pragmatic advice, providing creative solutions to ensure successful outcomes in this highly regulated and often politically charged, sector.

As a leading UK specialist, ranked in the top tier for advising the health and social care sector, the team advises many of the most successful NHS and independent sector organisations. 

What we do

We help our clients assess and manage risk arising from any commercial arrangements. Whether it is a quick legal review of a business as usual contract or end-to-end legal support for a major transformational change project, we provide the right level of resource and expertise to achieve the right outcome for you. We apply our knowledge of the market to ensure that our advice is commercial and pragmatic, to achieve solutions that are in line with the market practice in the sector and in accordance with the applicable regulatory framework.

We have expert knowledge of working on all kinds of commercial arrangements in the health and social care sector, such as:

  • Joint ventures and collaborations
  • Managed services
  • Technology and innovation
  • Information governance
  • PFI/PPP and capital projects
  • Commissioning and procurement
  • Integration of health and social care
  • New models of care
  • Accountable care systems
  • Operating subsidiaries
  • Primary care contracts
  • Shared services
  • Outsourcing

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What our clients say

"Fantastic health practice." Chambers and Partners UK Edition 2015

"Excellent and responsive service all round." Chambers and Partners UK Edition 2015

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