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Welcome to Independent healthcare

Opportunities for independent healthcare providers to extend their service provision have never been greater.

However, the environment is competitive and there are a host of regulatory challenges to navigate. That’s why choosing the right legal adviser is essential.

The independent healthcare team at Ward Hadaway has a wealth of experience in the sector and in-depth legal expertise in all the areas of law that a healthcare provider might need to access.

We have a substantial team of sector specialists who work with NHS and private healthcare organisations and their funders across the country day-in, day-out on all their legal needs, from clinical negligence cases, employment disputes and ethical and safeguarding issues through to tendering processes, commercial transactions, business restructuring, premises developments and contracting matters.

Our experience in both the NHS and private sectors means that we can provide an all-round view of the healthcare marketplace.

Added to this the fact that we are always up to speed with the many legal and policy developments that affect your work and we can help you steer a clear path towards realising your goals in the independent healthcare sector.

Our independent healthcare team provides services for a wide range of providers including:

  • GPs
  • Dentists
  • Opticians
  • Pharmacies
  • Care home providers
  • Nursing home providers
  • Domiciliary care providers
  • Hospices
  • Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists
  • Private hospitals
  • Vets

With specialist expertise in areas such as commercial law, contracting, public procurement, regulatory matters, property, employment, competition, procurement, pensions and corporate finance, we can help with all your everyday issues as well as acting as a sounding board for your future plans.

Our comprehensive range of services includes advice on:

For more information on how we can help you, please get in touch.

 

Independent Verdict

  • "Alison Oliver of Ward Hadaway is particularly active advising clients on mergers and collaborative working arrangements between medical partnerships. She also advises on partner expulsion and admission. Clients say: 'She was patient, informative, always concise and accurate. We valued her input enormously'."

    Chambers & Partners

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Independent healthcare briefings, observation and comment

Government presses on with its Apprenticeship Levy plans

posted: October, 2016

In line with its commitment to implement new apprenticeship arrangements from next May, a raft of documentation was published on 25 October 2016 on GOV.UK. Publications from the Department for Education (DfE) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) set out in considerable detail how levy and apprenticeship training will interact as the Government looks to drive up both quality and quantity in apprenticeships.

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Care sector provider facing National Minimum Wage challenge

posted: September, 2016

National Minimum Wage (NMW) problems in the care sector have been never been far from the news since the highly publicised case of Whittlestone v BJP Homesupport was decided by the courts in 2014. Since then a number of cases have condemned practices in the care sector by upholding workers claims that they have been paid below the NMW.

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Proposals to extend CQC’s powers

posted: August, 2016

The Department of Health has launched a consultation on proposals for formal regulation of cosmetic surgery clinics and other health service providers by developing the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings system.

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