We support health organisations across the UK, delivering a wide range of legal expertise and support.
With health law and practice constantly evolving, our lawyers champion an outcome-based approach to ensure that the service users experience a journey that is seamless. We are always mindful when advising on the legal aspects of a project, that the cornerstone must be the experience that the service user receives from our clients.
We have expertise in advising Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), CCGs, NHS Foundation Trusts, other NHS bodies as well as local authorities and a number of our lawyers have worked in-house in health and social care services.
We are on the NHS Legal Framework and regularly advise public sector bodies on the use of and application of standard conditions and call off contracts – both from the point of view of the purchasing organisation and the supplier – and also advise on the use of the Department of Health’s non-mandated conditions for public health contracts.
- Advising Moorfields Eye Hospital in relation to contractual arrangements related to a research and development programme that aimed to look at whether artificial intelligence programmes are capable of diagnosing certain eye conditions.
- Reviewing the most appropriate IP arrangement and advised on data protection elements for University College London Hospitals to exploit the value within clinical and operational data, particularly in the field of artificial intelligence.
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