Although healthcare spending was protected under the recent UK government's Comprehensive Spending Review, the NHS faces austerity as its total funding will increase by just 0.4% in real terms by 2014-15. At the same time care homes are likely to remain under considerable pressure as local authority funding is squeezed. The good news lies with many newly industrialising countries, which are choosing to expand beyond common sectors such as transport into health and social care.
Clyde & Co has a well established health and social care practice with a range of significant capabilities within the sector. We believe that it is by having a thorough understanding of this sector that we can truly add value in the advice that we provide and we keep up to date with the latest developments in this fast-moving sector and are active members of a number of industry bodies.
Our team have expertise in PFI/PPP and LIFT projects, outsourcing, procurement, regulatory, corporate, IP, commercial and IT law. In addition we have advised in relation to 3PD schemes and the NHS' ISTC programme.