Weightmans specialist Healthcare Advisory team has extensive experience in providing advice and support to all levels of the NHS - providers and commissioners - including NHS Foundation Trusts (acute and mental health providers) as wells as PCTs.
In addition to this, the team advises a number of other specialist NHS bodies and Regulators giving them a 360 degree view of the complex environment in which NHS and public sector bodies operate.
Our lawyers are recognised leaders in their field and regularly advise on a wide range of healthcare law issues including statutory obligations, functions and powers of NHS bodies as well as Governance and Risk Management. They also have extensive experience of advising and representing the NHS at inquests and advising on ethical issues including consent and confidentiality.
The team operates on a 24/7 basis so that clients can access legal advise when it is needed. They provide a supportive, proactive service based on a deep understanding of the NHS and wider public sector whilst adding a commercial perspective to advice given through the firm's larger national practice. The team also provides support across a comprehensive range of issues including applications for Foundation Trust status, the Transfer of Community Services, challenges by way of judicial review, Board governance and representation at public or other serious incident inquiries.