Crisis Management for Healthcare Operators

Healthcare can be risky business. A carefully built and protected reputation for excellence can be destroyed or seriously damaged in the event your business or organisation is suddenly thrown unexpectedly into the media spotlight as a result of a serious untoward incident: a death, poor CQC report, health & safety or adult protection concerns.

We now all live in a 24 hour news media environment when suddenly you can find yourself in a public interest story that’s suddenly high up the news agenda. This may have the potential to cause a serious impact on the reputation and integrity of your business. Goodwill that you have worked so hard to build, can slip away sometimes overnight. Referrals can dry up and placements terminated.

RadcliffesLeBrasseur has substantial knowledge and experience of supporting and advising healthcare clients in situations of crisis. Building on our strong reputation for giving practical legal advice on operational healthcare issues, we will be there to support and advise you when the pressure is on. Our experienced team of crisis management specialists are ready to work with you, on a 24 hour basis if needed.

Where appropriate, we work closely with PR advisors so that we can seek to maintain a constructive dialogue with the media, and influence the news agenda.

We are able to offer a 24 hour helpline in healthcare law and advice. We can help with formulating a response to urgent requests from a hungry media, and our experienced solicitors can go into action urgently when court proceedings, including applications for injunctions are required.

Needless to say we will still be here for you when the crisis is over and will be pleased to advise you in the aftermath when there are often consequent legal proceedings and regulatory issues to be dealt with, for example involving CQC or the HSE.

For further information please contact:

Andrew Parsons
e: andrew.parsons@rlb-law.com
t: 020 7227 7282

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Disclaimer

This briefing is for guidance purposes only. RadcliffesLeBrasseur accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any action taken or not taken in relation to this note and recommends that appropriate legal advice be taken having regard to a client's own particular circumstances.