Rebecca Hainsworth

On completing her studies in 2013 Rebecca joined Monitor (now part of NHS Improvement) as part of the co-operation and competition directorate. Whilst there Rebecca worked on a number of investigations into the commissioning of NHS services and operation of patient choice under the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No.2) Regulations 2013. Rebecca went on to train in-house at Monitor, with secondments to the Care Quality Commission and Government Legal Department where she completed seats in adult social care regulation and immigration judicial review respectively.

On qualification Rebecca joined the NHS Improvement legal team advising on a wide range of regulatory and governance matters including the assessment of NHS trusts for NHS foundation trust status, investigation and enforcement under the NHS provider licence, regulation under the single oversight framework, transactions involving NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts, and licensing of independent providers. Rebecca also advised on internal procurement and contracting matters.

Having graduated in 2009 in anatomy and human biology, Rebecca completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course whilst working as a healthcare commercial paralegal.

Rebecca joined Hempsons in 2017 and is currently working on a number of projects involving NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts.

Main areas of expertise

  • Competition
  • Transactions
  • NHS commissioning and procurement
  • Governance
  • Judicial review

The clients she works with

  • NHS trusts
  • NHS foundation trusts
  • Clinical commissioning groups

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