Health tech

Health tech and digital health are transforming health and care. The sector faces unprecedented changes with the use of technology and data redefining access, quality and cost of healthcare.

Our multi-disciplinary team of lawyers combines the expertise of our technology and life sciences teams with experts from our health and care sector who act for both NHS organisations and independent health providers.

Our combined experience across different sectors means we can help on a broad range of issues, such as service transformation projects or optimising complex data and information flows.

We also have significant experience of advising digital therapeutics companies.

Our lawyers

Our large team of specialist health tech and digital health lawyers offer you support in key areas such as commercial, IP, regulatory, corporate, IT and data protection. 

Our experience

Our team brings in-depth specialist experience to work in this multifaceted sector as we work with both the independent and public sector.

Independent sector expertise

  • Supporting a high-profile US hospital on the data protection issues relating to the planned opening of its London hospital, including issues around IT, analytics and data flows between the UK and US and how to ensure compliance with data protection laws.
  • Corporate transactions such as the investment by Synova Capital in Preventx, the remote diagnostics lab and the sale of The Clinical Trials Company.
  • Working with fast growing tech businesses like iGPR (Electronic Reporting and Record Screening Tool) as they fundraise, expand and develop.

Public sector expertise

  • Advising NHS Digital and the Department of Health and Social Care on their approach to technology contracting across the whole NHS.
  • Delivering Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust 10-year £175m contract to overhaul its IT systems.
  • Procuring new Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and connected IT systems to support world-leading healthcare and research at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.

Our clients

We represent organisations throughout the industry, including enterprise start-ups, private equity and other investors to NHS bodies across both the independent and public sectors.

Key clients include:

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Preventx
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • iGPR
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Legal resources you may find useful

We share views on the latest developments in digital health through our newsletters; Sequence and Health and Care update as well as a number of blog platforms:

LaunchPadPro, a service specifically designed for tech start-ups giving them immediate access to legal advice.

We also contribute pieces to LaingBuisson’s: Healthcare markets.

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