Summer issue of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief available

healthcare newsbrief summerWelcome to the summer edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief. It’s been a busy few months with the election campaign culminating in an unexpected absolute majority for the Conservatives. 

What’s in our summer edition of the Healthcare newsbrief?

In this issue, we take a look at the ramifications of that election for healthcare and the NHS in particular. It may be early days for the new government but it already looks as if proposals to increase seven day working will be a contentious area. Employment partner Andrew Davidson looks at some of the challenges ahead – read more here.

Another key area boards need to be aware of is changes around public sector exit packages. Some changes are already in place but it is likely we will see more restrictions on redundancy payments over the next few months.

The election result also makes it clearer that the Five Year Forward View is going to be implemented over the next few years. Even if you are not involved in one of the vanguard sites, you may be looking at more partnership working and providing integrated care. Jamie Foster takes a look at some of the issues around this and Paul Hardy looks at how working with other organisations could drive new approaches to estates. Click here to read Jamie’s article and click here to view Paul’s article.

We also look into the Greater Manchester devolution proposals following a seminar we ran for senior healthcare leaders. Manchester may be the template for devolution in other areas, so it’s worth a read – click here to read the article.

Away from the election, a Court of Appeal judgment means children and people who lack mental capacity receiving damages for negligence or personal injury are less likely to be identified in court proceedings in future. James Birch looks at what this means for NHS trusts. Read the full article here.

The last few months have also seen the introduction of new regulations governing public contracts. Trusts need to take action to ensure that they comply with these – and to be aware that more changes may be needed as some of the details are determined. Adrian Parker and Andrew Daly offer 10 points you need to consider to keep yourself up to date. Click here to read the full article.

We hope you will find something of interest and possibly even guidance in these articles. Please contact our authors if you would like more information, alternatively tweet, call or e-mail us for anything else:

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