Our specialist, integrated healthcare team delivers bespoke advice to a broad range of clients in the health and social care sectors. We offer the full spectrum of services; from regulatory advice on competition law, NHS contracting, procurement law and medical negligence claims to large scale corporate, commercial and real estate transactions involving cross-disciplinary teams of lawyers, all with in-depth knowledge of the sector.
While we are well known as an advisor of choice for private sector operators and investors involved in the NHS, private pay and insured markets, we also have a growing reputation for the work we do for NHS clients and private sector clients joint venturing with the NHS. This gives us a balanced outlook; our experience of working with the NHS allows us to give more rounded advice to the independent sector (and vice versa).
As specialists in health sector development schemes and PPPs, we regularly support sponsors, contractors and investors as well as the NHS in structuring and delivering complex projects involving new and refurbished NHS and private healthcare facilities. We are also involved in a variety of facilities management arrangements in the health sector as well as contracts involving long term medical equipment supply and maintenance services to NHS hospitals.
With Nabarro’s market leading credentials in the real estate market, we are well placed to support clients in pursuing opportunities in health sector leasing and development schemes including primary care facilities, acute hospitals and specialist treatment centres. Our focus is not just on the corporate and commercial side of the sector; we also have a highly regarded professional and clinical risks team which operates out of both London and Sheffield.
The UK health sector is transitioning to a new landscape where healthcare providers, both public and private, are re-thinking how they deliver services, including how to structure, fund and manage more efficiently and cost effectively, the facilities required to deliver services. In response to this, we are helping clients to innovate and shape new investment models, all within the constraints of the new regulatory environment which has emerged since the passage of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
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Healthcare Barometer 2013
Welcome to the 2013 Annual Healthcare Barometer. Having taken the industry’s views on specific topics earlier this year – namely property, community services and competition – this survey rounds up the market’s views on a variety of other issues currently facing the health sector as well as the general outlook for investors and operators involved in both NHS and private healthcare services. View full briefing
The new Fair Deal for public sector pension transfers
HM Treasury has published new guidance on its Fair Deal policy. This follows a lengthy consultation process beginning in March 2011.
The guidance sets out how the reformed Fair Deal will operate; crucially offering staff transferred from public sector employment continued access to a public service pension scheme. View full briefing
Healthcare Barometer - September Sector Focus
Welcome to our third edition of 2013’s HealthInvestor Barometer, our quarterly survey of the views of private sector providers on topics and issues in the Private Healthcare sector. This survey reflects your views on aspects of the rationalisation of the NHS estate. View full briefing
Transparency drafting in PFI and PF2 projects – clear as mud!
When the Government launched PF2 in December 2012, the Autumn Statement placed great weight on enhancing the transparency of arrangements between the public and private sectors. As the PF2 Policy Document itself stated: "Transparency is at the centre of PF2 arrangements".
Six months on – and with work on the first batch of priority schools about to kick-off – private and public sector appetite for the new drafting is being tested. The Treasury has confirmed that PF2 provisions in relation to transparency and information sharing will take the form of mandatory drafting on PFI projects yet to reach financial close. View full briefing
Voluntary "code of conduct" for PFI/PPP – a common-sense approach?
The Government has recently introduced a "best practice" guide for parties from the public and private sectors involved in operational PFIs and PPPs, in a bid to make further savings in infrastructure projects. View full briefing