NHS digital transformation

The NHS has ambitious plans for digital transformation. Connected digital health and care systems could transform patient care outcomes, but managing investment and roll-out alongside significant competing pressures is challenging.

We support clients across the digital transformation lifecycle from strategy to business case development, procurement and contracts, governance, implementation, business as usual support and service expansion.

Our team is well-placed to help you navigate these exciting but challenging projects, with extensive experience across the technology and health and care sectors. We act for a wide range of NHS and technology clients, so we understand both sides of the customer/supplier relationship and can support you in getting the best outcome, on time and at an acceptable level of risk.

Our expertise gained from decades of advising on digital projects within the NHS means we can help you make a success of any digital transformation project.

Our commercial outlook and market insight means we can help you optimise opportunities, navigate challenges and funding pressures for frontline digitisation programmes, and mitigate risk arising through the digital transformation lifecycle.

Our lawyers

Our multi-disciplinary digital health team includes specialists in IT and technology, IP, data protection, privacy and data sharing, procurement, NHS contracts and intra-NHS, and NHS and independent sector partnerships.  

We are nationally renowned and recognised as thought-leaders in digital health and health tech, contributing to leading industry networks: techUK, OneHealthTech.

Our experience

Whether you are a Trust, Integrated Care Board or other provider or commissioner of health care services within the NHS we can support with:

  • Electronic patient record (EPR) / electronic health record (EHR) systems - first and second generation
  • Healthcare IT and software solutions, including LIMS
  • Software as medical devices
  • Health and wellbeing apps
  • Digitally enabled care technologies, IT or cloud contracts
  • AI
  • Hosting and cloud infrastructure
  • Diagnostic imaging networks and diagnostic services
  • Virtual wards
  • Patient portals
  • Integrated Care System - wide digital procurements
  • Integrated Care System - digital and data strategy projects
  • Digital Innovation Hubs
  • Women’s Health Hubs
  • Privacy and data protection audits and assessments
  • Data sharing arrangements and data sharing platforms

Our clients

We have acted on many high profile, landmark NHS IT and digital projects, and have unrivalled EPR experience in the UK.

Key clients:

  • Department of Health & Social Care NI
  • University College London Hospitals NHS FT
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
  • Manchester University NHS FT
  • Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (FT)
  • Royal Papworth Hospital NHS FT
  • Torbay & South Devon NHS FT
  • Plymouth University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • South Warwickshire University NHS FT
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS FT
  • Acute Trust collaborations across Norfolk & Waveney ICS & Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICS

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