Brachers appointed to NHS Commercial Alliance framework
Brachers is pleased to announce it has been appointed to the NHS Commercial Alliance framework, one of the largest procurement partnerships in England to provide legal services to the NHS.
The firm is contracted to the framework for a period of four years.
Brachers will deliver legal services across six selected areas:
- Primary Care
- Corporate and Commercial Law
- Employment Law
- Property Law
- NHS Governance and Public Law
- Health Law
The NHS Commercial Alliance is one of the largest NHS procurement partnerships in the country, available to all NHS bodies, public authorities and charities in England.
John Sheath, Head of Healthcare at Brachers commented:
“We are thrilled with this appointment, which follows a very competitive tender process. We are pleased to have been successful on all lots we tendered for as this is an ambitious national project.
The NHS works hard to provide a high standard of care against the backdrop of funding squeezes, lifestyle changes and an ageing population, and with the recent General Election, these issues are once again coming to the fore. We’re excited to be working closely with the NHS Commercial Alliance as they navigate through these challenges.”
The Alliance is a partnership of two procurement organisations, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub and NHS Commercial Solutions, and aims to maximise spend efficiency and in turn deliver better quality healthcare. It also provides benchmarking and data analysis alongside other information to ensure members make better informed commercial decisions.
The appointment comes as the healthcare team retained its national ranking in the 2015 edition of the Chambers & Partners directory, the leading independent authority on the legal profession, underlining the quality client service the team delivers. The firm recently welcomed Jonathan Askin to the team, who has previously held posts as senior commercial lawyer for the UK government and senior legal counsel at the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England), and primarily provides legal advice on all aspects of public procurement law.