WARD Hadaway is on a major NHS legal panel - for NHS Shared Business Services - as well as providing legal advice to over 70 NHS Trusts across the country.
In November 2013, the firm won a place on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) legal services framework.
That appointment means that Ward Hadaway can provide legal advice to NHS Trusts and other organisations that are NHS SBS clients across England including a number who are located in the North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humberside, London and the South West.
Ward Hadaway was chosen as an approved supplier for all 10 different legal services specified by NHS SBS. These services range from advice on NHS governance, primary care services and healthcare law to advice on employment, property, contract and commercial law and projects.
The appointment means that Ward Hadaway can tender for any legal services work from NHS Trusts and other organisations that are NHS SBS clients who are located in the North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humberside, London and the South West.
The panel appointment will last for an initial two years with an option to extend for a further two years.
Jeffrey Keeble, Partner and Head of Healthcare at Ward Hadaway, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen to join the legal framework at NHS Shared Business Services.
“The level of competition to win a place on the new framework was intense so to have been chosen as an approved supplier for all 10 different legal services specified by NHS SBS is a terrific achievement and a reflection of the expertise, ability and dedication of our healthcare team.
“We have been providing legal support to a variety of NHS bodies for many years so we look forward to continuing and extending our working relationships with the superb people who work for the health service across the country.”
NHS Shared Business Services is the UK’s leading provider of business support services to the NHS.
Using a shared services business model, the organisation is able to achieve large economies of scale, delivering innovation and best practice, and is on target to deliver around £224m worth of savings to NHS organisations over 10 years.