Commissioning services

Because of our complete immersion in the sector and the innovative, ground-breaking work we carry out for clients including NHS England, CSUs and more than 100 CCGs nationwide. 

Our experience includes advising at national level on the CCG assurance process and the delegation of primary care commissioning; supporting some of the largest service transformation programmes in the NHS such as Shaping a Healthier Future in North West London; and helping our clients to develop integrated services and new ways of working such as the Southern Hampshire Multi-Specialty Community Provider.

Our areas of expertise are:

  • Governance and decision making


    Advising on joint commissioning arrangements; managing conflicts of interest and ensuring that CCGs comply with their legal duties when making decisions.


  • Commissioning, procurement and contracting


    Supporting your commissioning functions from the assessment of needs; through procurement processes where appropriate to the implementation and management of contracts, including dispute resolution. 


  • Developing new care models


    Implementing MCP, PACS and Integrated Care arrangements. We are also legal advisers to the NAPC’s Primary Care Home programme.


  • Reconfiguration, consultation and judicial review


    Support at each stage of the reconfiguration programme from pre-consultation engagement to decision-making and handling legal challenges and referrals to the Secretary of State.


  • Primary Care commissioning


    We drafted the NHS standard primary care contracts and support CCGs in their performance management role.


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