Healthcare

United Kingdom

We support clients across primary, acute, community, residential and social care including mental health, special education and children’s services. Our award winning healthcare team is well known for the innovative advice they offer on a wide range of healthcare matters from significant transactional advice to complex high value medical claims and healthcare regulatory advice, inward investment and NHS capital procurement, PFI’s, PPP’s and other healthcare outsourcings.

CMS are committed to driving development and growth in the sector and are members of key industry associations. We provide exceptional, tailored, expert and appropriately priced advice to a wide range of health and social care clients relying on our deep knowledge of the sector.

Long-standing clients include Nuffield Health, Spire Healthcare, NFA Group, Barchester Healthcare, Welltower, Care UK, HCA Healthcare, Primary Health Properties, General Optical Council, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Civitas Social Housing and BMI Healthcare.
 

Laing Buisson Award 2019

 

HI Award Logo 2018

 

 

Legal 500 UK Top Tier 2020

 

 

 

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"CMS' multi-disciplinary practice is spread across multiple offices and offers 'strong expertise' in high-value M&A transactional advice, international inward investment and NHS capital procurement, PFIs and PPP and other healthcare outsourcings."

The Legal 500, 2019
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27 Mar 20
Man­aging clin­ic­al tri­als un­der COV­ID-19: New EU guid­ance is­sued for...
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a dra­mat­ic im­pact on European health sys­tems, whose pri­or­ity first and fore­most is the treat­ment of pa­tients suf­fer­ing from this dis­ease both in the in-pa­tient and out-pa­tient...
24 Mar 20
Cov­id-19: Help for busi­nesses
The Gov­ern­ment has im­ple­men­ted cer­tain meas­ures to ease the li­quid­ity pres­sures stem­ming from the Cov­id-19 out­break. These meas­ures, in­clud­ing the new pro­grammes for debt and wage sup­port, are amongst...
19 Mar 20
COV­ID-19: pro-act­ive tax man­age­ment guid­ance
The Chan­cel­lor an­nounced a raft of COV­ID-19 sup­port meas­ures and tax as­sist­ance in the Budget on 11 March and fur­ther meas­ures on 17 March in re­sponse to the nov­el COV­ID-19. CMS has pro­duced the table...
19 Mar 20
Help for busi­nesses in dis­tress due to COV­ID-19
The Gov­ern­ment and Bank of Eng­land have an­nounced a num­ber of schemes and meas­ures to sup­port busi­ness dur­ing the “Cov­id-19 shock”. The de­tails are be­ing de­veloped but what is known so far is sum­mar­ised...
17 Mar 20
Health and so­cial care reg­u­la­tion in the midst of the Coronavir­us...
We are cur­rently in the midst of a fast-paced and evolving situ­ation as coun­tries around the world bring in meas­ures to com­bat the spread of COV­ID-19. Emer­gency le­gis­la­tion is cur­rently be­ing draf­ted...
13 Mar 20
The CQC’s Coronavir­us Conun­drum
On 4 March 2020, the Care Qual­ity Com­mis­sion (“CQC”) con­firmed they would con­tin­ue to in­spect ser­vices in light of the COV­ID-19 out­break but were tak­ing a prag­mat­ic and flex­ible ap­proach.As of time...
20 Feb 20
Gov­ern­ment con­sults on UK Glob­al Tar­iff
The UK Gov­ern­ment has launched a pub­lic con­sulta­tion on what the UK’s glob­al tar­iff re­gime should be after the end of the trans­ition peri­od with the EU. Changes be­ing con­sidered in­clude re­mov­ing small...
03 Feb 20
Court rules in fa­vour of man­u­fac­tur­ers in first met­al on met­al hip...
Facts In the case of Hast­ings v Fins­bury Or­tho­paed­ics Ltd and Stryker UK Ltd [2019] CSOH 96, Mr Hast­ings brought a claim un­der Sec­tion 2 of the Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Act 1987 (“the CPA”) against the...
20 Jan 20
Med­ic­al neg­li­gence and antenat­al care: test for breach of duty and...
A re­cent High Court de­cision provides guid­ance on the threshold that needs to be met with re­spect to is­sues of breach and caus­a­tion in a med­ic­al neg­li­gence con­text. Facts The claimant, aged eight-and-a-half,...
15 Jan 20
Equal­ity Act 2010 Du­ties - not just a tick box ex­er­cise
A re­cent de­cision of the Court of Ses­sion provides guid­ance to Loc­al Au­thor­it­ies on the ap­plic­a­tion of their du­ties un­der s149 of the Equal­ity Act 2010 (the “EA 2010”) and the Equal­ity Act (Spe­cif­ic...
23 Dec 19
So­cial Me­dia and mHealth Data EMA / HMA Re­port
New and in­nov­at­ive tech­no­lo­gies have led to a huge in­crease in data com­ing from sources that haven’t pre­vi­ously been used with­in the reg­u­lated medi­cines in­dustry. In re­cog­ni­tion of this ex­plo­sion of...
12 Dec 19
Medi­cines for the Many: what should we be chan­ging?
This is the fi­nal art­icle in our gen­er­al elec­tion series on La­bour’s “Medi­cines for the Many” policy. To view the pre­vi­ous art­icles, click here. The most sig­ni­fic­ant chal­lenge fa­cing La­bour in...