What can Jill do for you?
Jill is head of our health and care sector. She also leads our healthcare and mental health team, who advise providers, commissioners and regulators on complex patient care matters. Jill has an in-depth knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and NHS Act. Jill also supports clients through patient and public engagement, judicial reviews and NHS continuing healthcare.
Supporting your ambitions
Jill led on a significant risk management project for two mental health providers (Mersey Care and Calderstones), which was highlighted this year by CQC in their report on Driving Improvement in Mental Health.
Jill has helped numerous CCG clients save millions of pounds by correctly applying the various incarnations of the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare. This included advising the commissioner in the case of Gunter (referred to in the National Framework).
In the field of judicial review Jill has supported both commissioners and providers to facilitate temporary closure of A&E departments or reconfiguration of community hospitals, without challenge.
What do others say?
Jill is client partner for many of our key health and care clients. An Executive Director said to Jill "The support we have received from you has been incredible. You truly are the L'Oreal of law firms (ie, worth it)".
Jill recently supported a national client in respect of an Inquiry when they were grateful for her "probing assistance".
What else should you know?
Jill was born and bred in Northern Ireland, her accent therefore marks her out among a crowd. She enjoys horse riding and finds it a great way to de-stress and exercise following a busy week at work.
Jill was elected by partners onto our Audit, Governance and Oversight Panel so understands the checks and balances required of a board.