Since the introduction of the Freedom of Information Act, balancing the drive towards openness and transparency, with the need to protect individuals' information has become more difficult than ever for public bodies. Additionally, the growing regulatory and commercial pressure to share information means that the obligations on organisations to comply with the raft of legislation, is steadily increasing.
This is especially so for NHS bodies, taking into account the wide-ranging complexity of the work undertaken, the sensitivity of information held about patients and the requirement to work alongside, and share information with, other organisations.
Bevan Brittan is at the forefront of advising the NHS in the UK. We work closely with a substantial number of different organisations within the NHS, including CCGs, CSUs and providers to deliver a full legal service which assists NHS clients function and adapt in innovative ways to their changing landscape.
Our specialist Information Law team is on hand to provide accessible and high-quality advice, ranging from one off queries and instructions to retainer style arrangements to give you comfort that your organisation is legally compliant in this complex area.
We provide advice that is both pragmatic and cost-effective, to ensure that matters are managed proactively and with as little impact as possible on clients' core businesses.
By working in partnership with our NHS specialists in other teams across the firm, the information law team can ensure that the advice we provide is tailored to local and national NHS strategy.
If you would to receive any information regarding our information law services please contact a member of the Information Law team (below) or your usual Bevan Brittan contact.
Meet the Information Law team