Primary care law

Our Primary Care team lawyers provides expert advice on issues affecting the delivery and commissioning of primary care.

Main areas of practice

Blake Morgan's highly experienced lawyers regularly advise clients on a range of key subjects including:

  • Reform or variation in service
  • Vires issues
  • Continuing care
  • Community care
  • Interpretation of legislative change

Clients

The Primary Care team advises and acts for a wider range of clients which include:

Department of Health care homes
NHS England housing and local government bodies
Clinical commissioning groups Acute and Foundation Trusts
CSU's and Social Enterprises contracting with the NHS Nursing and Midwifery Council

Significant experience

Some recent examples of how our specialist primary care lawyers have supported clients include:

  • Providing urgent commercial and legal support for an NHS England procurement which had encountered difficulties at the preferred-bidder stage. As relations between the client and the preferred bidder deteriorated, we advised on the legal risks of the de-selection of the preferred bidder and a move to appoint the reserve bidder in its place.
  • Assisting a CSU in producing an Alternative Provider Medical Services (“APMS”) contract for use in the procurement of healthcare services for prisons and for similar services in the future in the prison sector.
  • Advising the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust on a competitive dialogue to secure a provider to deliver outsourced pharmacy and related logistics services.
  • Acting for a consortium of South Central Commissioners and Providers in a project to establish an integrated supply chain for purchasing non-clinical services through a collaborative procurement arrangement.
  • Acting for the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in their integrated supply chain procurement.
  • Advising NHS Surrey on the transfer of community services to a private provider, and on a large scale procurement.
  • Acting for a consortium of South Central Commissioners and Providers in a project to establish an integrated supply chain for purchasing non-clinical services through a collaborative procurement arrangement.

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