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  • When the NHS 'Five Year Forward View' and its New Models of Care Programme were launched, it was felt this would provide great opportunities for increased involvement of the independent sector in the interests of better patient care and value for money. Despite this, initial involvement of the independent sector in the Vanguards was limited.

    Increasingly, however, the independent sector is establishing its place at the table whether through the Vanguards or driving change in other local health economies. There are a variety of roles and opportunities available for independent sector providers whether as Accountable Lead Providers, supply chain providers, or partners.  In addition, there are challenges to the notion that the role of integrator must sit with acute trusts (in the case of Primary and Acute Care Systems ("PACS")) or GPs (for Multispecialty Community Providers ("MCPS")); the independent sector's skills in co-ordinating complex delivery models have a vital role to play.

    This session will hear from a legal and industry perspective to provide an overview of the current state of play across the various New Models of Care both within and outside the Vanguards, and reflect on international experiences in other jurisdictions. The session will also consider the impact of the new procurement regulations in increasing the role of independent sector providers.   There will be an opportunity for networking and discussion to further explore the opportunities for the independent sector.

    Key Speakers

    • Vincent Buscemi, Partner, Bevan Brittan LLP – Vincent leads the firm's Health Independent Provider Group and is a commercial lawyer with extensive experience of advising on a wide variety of transactional matters including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, reconfigurations, reorganisations, and service transfers. Vincent leads Bevan Brittan's work in supporting organisations to deliver new models of care under NHS England's Vanguard Programme. 
    • Emily Heard, Partner Bevan Brittan LLP – Emily leads the firm's Procurement, Competition and State Aid Team. Emily specialises in procurement challenges and has extensive expertise in litigation and complaints arising between providers and commissioners. Emily has achieved notable successes for her work in this area including securing procurements to be run in a fair and transparent way, and leads a the Procurement Lawyers' Association's Working Group on remedies in NHS procurement
    • Vincent and Emily will be joined by a speaker from Optum Health Solutions who will provide a cross – jurisdictional insight into new models of care and the role private and independent sector providers can play in delivering integrated healthcare.

    Bevan Brittan is ranked Band 1 by Chambers UK and tier 1 by Legal 500 for health expertise. Our specialism is to provide dedicated commercial legal advice to clients in the Public, Private and Third Sectors which commission, provide, procure, fund and regulate public services. This means we have an in-depth understanding of the public/private interface which aids speed of delivery and saves money for our clients.

    We are at the forefront of supporting organisations to deliver Vanguard and new models of care. We are advising eight of the and we are in discussions with a number of other organisations looking to develop new ways of working to deliver integrated and sustainable care.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Chief Executive Officers
    • Finance Directors
    • Commercial Directors
    • In-house Counsel

    Attending this event is FREE of charge
    The event will be followed by a networking drinks reception

    Please be advised that we have very limited places for this event and should it be oversubscribed we reserve the right to limit attendance to clients only and/or limit attendance to 1 attendee per organisation.

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