The primary care market is changing enormously, with increasing commercialisation, greater consolidation, and the forthcoming transfer of power to the National Commissioning Board.
As legal advisors for more than a third of all NHS bodies in England & Wales, we understand the issues facing PCT clients better than any other law firm.
More than ever, the ability to manage demand and deliver out-of-hospital care is vital. The relationships between primary care practitioners, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and the National Commissioning Board will be critical for efficient and high quality services to enable the delivery of care out of hospitals.
At Bevan Brittan, our fast, efficient, value-for-money service has won us clients from all parts of the health market – the NHS, independent care providers and social enterprise organisations. We can help you develop the local services that are based on:
- sound contracts
- robust performance management
- effective clinical governance
- strong relationships at CCG and practice level
We have developed sound contracts for personal medical services (PMS), specialist providers of medical services (SPMS) and alternative providers of medical services (APMS), including health services in the community, urgent care and new health centres.
As you would expect from a comprehensive service, our support includes all areas of primary care regulation, including:
- contractual relationships between independent contractors and PCTs
- funding issues
- powers and limitations
- disciplinary cases
- PCT practice and procedure
In worst case scenarios, our experienced list management team can support decisions about the inclusion, deferral, suspension or removal of practitioners from a PCT practitioner list. We have advised extensively on the regulations governing all four practitioner groups, successfully representing PCTs on appeals before the full range of medical and healthcare bodies.
Clients appreciate our approach because the solutions we provide are practical and backed by real legal muscle. In cases of fraud, we won’t be afraid to help you recover funds and obtain a successful prosecution.
In addition, we are at the forefront of developing the Retained Estate Solution Model (also known as strategic estate partnerships or development models), and we have been heavily involved in LIFT Express – the expansion of Local Improvement Finance Trusts into non-LIFT areas.