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What Alison can do for you
Alison is a partner in the corporate team focusing mainly on the GP and dental sectors. She joined Hempsons in January 2019. She is based in Newcastle, but works with clients across the country together with GP and dental specialists in our other offices.
Alison helps GP and dental practices and multi-practice healthcare organisations, including GP federations and primary care networks, find practical legal solutions to the unique and complex challenges that they face. Clients value the close personal attention that she gives to each piece of work as well as her in-depth knowledge of the GP and dental sectors.
Alison has particular expertise in partnership and company law, NHS primary care contracts and regulations, healthcare joint ventures, organisational governance, partnership disputes and practice sales, mergers and acquisitions.
Main areas of expertise
- partnership deeds, network agreements, shareholder and expense sharing agreements
- incorporating and re-structuring practices, primary care networks and provider organisations
- GP and dental practice mergers, acquisitions and disposals
- joint ventures and collaborative working
- succession arrangements and 24 hour retirement
- resolution of partner and shareholder disputes prior to litigation
The clients Alison works with
- dentists & dental bodies corporate
- primary care networks
- GP provider organisations/federations
- private healthcare providers
- local dental and medical committees
- Legal Practice Course with distinction (2005)
- Postgraduate diploma in law with distinction (2002)
- BA (Hons) Social Administration (1988)
- The Law Society
The Government has announced that it will pay for new partners joining GP practices to be trained in being a partner. Why not sign up to Hempsons’ New Partner training course?
One of the requirements of the Network Contract DES Specification for 2020/21 is for PCNs to agree how to work with local community services providers, mental health providers and community pharmacy providers.
The new Network Contract DES Contract Specification contains important key dates for practices, PCNs and commissioners. Those of particular relevance for CCGs are:
Much remains unchanged in the new Network Contract DES Specification, but important changes that CCGs (where commissioning primary care under delegated authority) should be aware of are:
The network contract DES specification for PCNs has been published and the first date to be aware of is 31st May. Listen to our podcast here
The network contract DES for 2020/21 contains various key dates of which practices, PCNs and commissioners need to be aware. Key dates for 2020 are summarised here.
Hempsons' third update on the impact COVID-19 is having on the dental market
NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) has just published the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) for 2020/21 alongside associated guidance.
Can we cancel booked annual leave? Can we make staff carry forward annual leave into the next leave year? Can we force staff to take holiday?
We can help you with legal issues impacting your practice as a result of Covid-19 or the practice generally. Click here for details.