Equity and excellence - Liberating the NHS
The Health and Social Care Act 2012
After more than 1,000 amendments, the Health and Social Care Bill has now received Royal assent.
The themes of organisational change; choice and competition; improving quality and productivity and patient safety continue to dominate.
Our specialist teams have analysed the key provisions of the Act and assessed their impact on health and social care providers, commissioners and regulators. We have prepared a range of publications looking at how the changes brought about by the Act will impact on your business; how to take advantage of the reforms and how to mitigate any new or increased risks. We are also be running a series of seminars and discussion forums where our legal experts and leading figures in health and social care policy will debate the important issues.
Sir David Nicholson said that meeting the delivery challenge of the White Paper “requires a relentless focus on implementation”. We are trying to mirror this in our approach with colleagues and clients by concentrating on the implications of the Act, and the practical challenges that it will raise rather than simply providing a commentary on its contents.
We are continuing to meet with clients and colleagues in acute, community and mental health service providers, emerging clinical commissioning groups, strategic health authorities, primary care trusts, independent sector providers and local government in order to understand their hopes and concerns in the light of the Act, and to develop services that will meet their future needs.
All our 150 lawyers are health and social care specialists. Whether you are a current client or haven’t spoken to us before, and whether you are based in the NHS, local government or the private sector, we’ll be very happy to talk to you about your plans and how they can best be realised in this rapidly changing world.
The Health Bill - initial analysis: PDF article
The Health Bill - foundation trusts: PDF article
The Health Bill - primary care: PDF article
The Health Bill - cluster implementation: PDF article
The Health Bill - NHS providers: PDF article
The Health Bill - Governance: PDF article
The Health Bill - Establishing Commissioning Consortia: PDF article
NHS Confederation Healthcare Review: PDF newsletter
New configuration tests: PDF article
Specialised commissioning services: PDF brochure
Achieving workforce savings: PDF guide
Shared services and outsourcing: PDF brochure
Local authorities delivering health and social care: PDF article
Management in practice: on your marks... PDF article
Management in practice: New mindset needed PDF article
GP Business round table: The Health Bill PDF article
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Foundation Trusts and aspirant FTs
Private and voluntary sector providers
Patients, service users, staff & stakeholders – engagement and safety
NHS managers & frontline staff – employment issues
Department of Health, strategic health authorities, Monitor,
and the Care Quality Commission
GP commissioning, the NHS Commissioning Board and primary care trusts
Local government and the health and social care interface
Land, buildings and their destination