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Written by our team of specialist procurement lawyers, we bring you updates and commentary on the latest procurement law news affecting anyone who deals with public procurement as part of their role.


    Continuing Healthcare

    On 21 November 2012, the NHS Confederation Community Health Services Forum published a briefing on NHS Continuing Healthcare. It outlines the challenges and opportunities commissioners will need to consider as responsibilities change for assessing eligibility for CHC and commissioning it.

    Fair Playing Field

    Under the Health and Social Care Act, by 27 March 2013 the Secretary of State for Health must report to Parliament on any matters which might affect the ability of NHS health care providers to provide health care services for the NHS or the reward available to them for doing so.
  • Thinking about IP

    The guidance documents set out information for the transfer of intellectual property to new and existing NHS organisations (Receivers) prior to 1 April. They will not be applicable to those assets that will not transfer nor to organisations which will not be part of the Department of Health or NHS from 1 April 2013.

    HSJ's Barometer CCG Survey Published

    116 CCG leaders from 101 organisations responded to the survey. Sixty-five per cent were GPs. Forty-seven per cent were CCG chairs thirty eight per cent were accountable officers and the remaining fifteen per cent were other senior executives or governing body members.

    Gambling with FOIA

    On 31 October, the First Tier Tribunal gave judgment which provides some guidance on how far 'confidential information' received during a competitive bidding process can be withheld under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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