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Healthcare contracts

Our extensive involvement in healthcare includes advising on all sorts of commercial contracts for both the NHS and the private sector, and contracts between the two. These range from service agreements to care provision agreements, commercial supply agreements to admitting rights agreements for consultants.

Drafting an appropriate contract requires an understanding of the sector to which it relates. Our lawyers have substantial experience in the healthcare sector, its organisation and structures and can advise on the appropriate form of contract.

When disputes arise, our healthcare team is skilled in dispute resolution and litigation, including the use of mediation, where appropriate.

Our recent experience includes:

  • Advising on GMS, PMS and APMS contracts for GP practices
  • Negotiating and advising on numerous APMS contracts
  • Handling contracts for out-of-hours medical services, urgent care centres, NHS 111 services and walk-in centres
  • Advising health bodies and private providers on healthcare contracts
  • Negotiating contracts for the purchase and sale of GP and dental practices
  • Advising on partnership agreements for GP practices
  • Drafting and negotiating healthcare joint ventures
  • Advising health authorities on outsourcing contracts
  • Advising on IT contracts for electronic patient record
  • Handling the £5.8m acquisition of an LLP which operates care homes
  • Advising on the £5.2m acquisition of a care homes group
  • Handling the £5m sale of two nursing care homes
  • Advising on the £3.5m purchase of a care home in Worcestershire
  • Handling numerous sales of nursing homes on behalf of bank receivers
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements for the construction and development of residential care homes, including all negotiations with contractors
  • Advising on planning matters affecting care homes
  • Advising on retrictive covenants preventing the development of property as a care facility

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NHS Shared Business Services
We are approved suppliers on the HealthTrust Europe and NHS Shared Business Services frameworks.