Sarah Foster

Legal Director

Newcastle

Sarah is a commercial and public procurement lawyer with over 12 years' experience advising a wide range of public sector clients, with a focus on the health sector.
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  • Biography

    Sarah's key clients include NHS commissioners, NHS trusts, central government and arm's length bodies, primary care, and MedTech providers. 

    Sarah works on a variety of matters, including advising on joint working and partnership arrangements, providing procurement advice and drafting IT contracts and regulated commercial health contracts. She is particularly experienced in managing strategic client projects and has led several projects for national procurements for high-value, complex services. Sarah is an expert in understanding the regulatory framework in which such clients operate. She provides tailored and pragmatic commercial advice to clients, facilitating innovative solutions and successful outcomes. Key projects include: 

    • Advising NHS trusts and commissioners on large-scale IT procurements, including joint implementation across integrated care systems
    • Assisting providers in establishing MedTech and digital health services within the NHS, addressing commercial, regulatory, and strategic considerations
    • Supporting a central government body in procuring a national logistics and distribution service
    • Leading two major multi-lot procurement processes for a national commissioner of complex cancer services, overseeing project management, and providing commercial and procurement advice 
Sector Expertise
  • Health and Social Care

Office Location

Newcastle Skyline

Newcastle

  • Bank House
  • East Pilgrim Street
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QF

+44 (0) 191 404 4000

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Insurance

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First Panel advice given under the Provider Selection Regime

Health and Social Care

9 Min Read

The latest on draft regulations to implement the Procurement Bill

Health and Social Care

10 Min Read

What's next for the Provider Selection Regime?

Health and Social Care

7 Min Read

Cabinet Office consultation on draft regulations to implement the Procurement Bill

Health and Social Care

6 min read

The Procurement Bill - implied terms in public contracts

Health and Social Care

6 Min Read

Changes to the NHS transactions guidance - have your say

Health and Social Care

4 Min Read

Transition from CCGs to ICBs - due diligence checklist

Health and Social Care

3 min read

Health and Care Bill 2021: Place-based partnerships - the engine room of an ICS

MedTech and Digital Health

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Our response to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s consultation on changes to Digital-First Primary Care