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What Laura can do for you
Laura has a variety of previous experience working within the healthcare sector prior to joining Hempsons in 2016. After completing her training contract with Hempsons, Laura qualified into the corporate & commercial department.
Laura advises on a range of corporate and commercial matters, including procurement and contractual issues, novation of GMS and PMS contracts, acquisitions and disposals of GP practices and closer working arrangements between GPs.
Laura has also previously worked on a wide range of matters including clinical negligence claims, GMC fitness to practise proceedings and deprivation of liberty applications.
Main areas of expertise
The clients she works with
- NHS Trusts
- Clinical Commissioning Groups
- GP Practices
- Professional bodies
- Private limited companies
- Local government authorities
- Private sector providers
- Professional Skills Course (2019)
- ILM Leadership & Management (Level 5) (2016)
- MLaw (Exempting) (2015)
Articles Laura has written
- A summary of the Dr Bawa-Garba case; should a Doctor’s gross negligence manslaughter conviction lead to automatic erasure from the GMC register? Medico-legal magazine (Issue 9) published by SpecialistInfo.
A summary of the Dr Bawa-Garba case - and what this may mean for trusts
A summary of the Dr Bawa-Garba case so far; Should a Doctor’s Gross Negligence Manslaughter conviction lead to automatic erasure from the GMC Register?
The recent judgment in the case of Amey Highways Limited and West Sussex County Council  EWHC 1291 (TCC) deals in detail with the implications of abandonment and the effect of an abandonment decision on an existing claim. The Council had undertaken a competitive dialogue process to select a provider of highways maintenance services. Amey were unsuccessful in that competition by a difference in score of 0.03% against the winning bidder, Ringway.
Welcome to this autumn edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief. It has been a busy few months for the NHS in the legal system with some ground-breaking decisions on key areas such as withdrawing clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration, fitness to practice and procurement.
The Cabinet Office has published Procurement Policy Note (“PPN”) 02/19, which confirms the actions that contracting authorities need to take in the event of a ‘deal’ or a ‘no deal’ Brexit. We summarise the draft advice provided below.
The Government has published the draft “Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019”. The draft Regulations mainly deal with housekeeping issues post-Brexit in that they either remove or replace with domestic equivalents, references to the European Union, the Commission and EU Directives in current legislation. The draft Regulations also deal with the administration of any further amendments to procurement legislation.
Much has been written about the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan (“LTP”). The NHS Confederation has provided a particularly useful summary. The main focus of the plan is to implement a new service model, with particular focus on the improved access to services, early diagnosis and prevention of certain diseases (including diabetes, strokes, dementia and cancer), and improved access to mental health services for both adults and children. In order to improve access to services, the plan sets out ambitions for better integration between primary, secondary and community services for patients.
As discussed in our previous newsflash (December 2018), the public procurement position post-Brexit is expected, at least initially, to be largely the same as now, whatever the outcome of current debates.