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What Justin can do for you
Justin joined Hempsons as a partner in April 2019. He specialises in providing legal advice to the primary care healthcare sector, and has over 25 years’ experience. Justin’s healthcare and public sector focus encompasses advice on governance and commercial issues for the sector as well as advising consultants forming LLPs and companies and charitable organisations. He has in-depth expertise in mergers of GP practices, forming GP federations and primary care organisations, and looks forward to applying this expertise to help primary care networks.
Justin’s recent work includes joint venture agreements, sharing of staff between practices, and contracts to deliver services at scale in one of the pilot Integrated Care Systems. Justin will be working closely with the other members of the Hempsons primary care team across all four of our offices to continue to develop the services we provide for GPs and other healthcare practitioners.
Main areas of expertise
- GP federations and social enterprises
- Joint ventures between public and private organisations
- Corporate governance, shareholders’ and LLP members’ agreements
- Formation of corporate groups
- Practice mergers and partnership deeds
The clients he works with
- GP federations and alliances
- GPs and GP practices
- Hospital consultants
- Private healthcare companies and social enterprises
The GP primary care team at Hempsons have been considering The Mandatory Network Agreement recently published by NHS England. It contains little detail, leaving much to be elaborated in the schedules.
Primary Care Networks: Who are you contracting with? Do you know? The Agreement is a legal contract and in order to ensure that it is legally binding on all the PCN member practices, you need to ensure that those practices are correctly and accurately identified as parties to it.
Primary Care Networks: Who are you trusting to receive the DES payments on your behalf?
The concept behind primary care networks is to bring practices together and work in an integrated way across Directed Enhanced Services (DES). The payments for DES include staff, so they will be working across the practices and different employers.
The Mandatory Network Agreement was published by NHS England and the British Medical Association.1
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