Primary care

Primary care remains an integral and growing part of the health and care system. We help providers achieve growth and support commissioners in the commissioning and management of services.

We help clients navigate the practical, legal and regulatory complexities in the primary care sector – whether at national, local or practice level.

  • Estates - leases, sale & acquisitions, development work, premises modernisation/ rationalisation.
  • Modernisation - New care models, integration, new investment, service re-design.
  • Digital Health - Design & development, approval, protection, implementation, growth & exploitation.
  • Core functions - Partnerships, sub-contracting, commercial contracting, HR, data & cyber security, governance & disputes.
  • Growth & Sustainability – Primary Care Networks, GP federations/ alliances, practice mergers & acquisitions, super partnerships & joint ventures.
  • NHS Regulations - NHS contracts, commissioner relationships, procurement & competition.

Our lawyers

Our primary care team is focussed on helping clients achieve resilience, growth and innovation. We’re experts in digital health, care integration, and we negotiate national contracts at the highest level.

Our experience

  • Supporting the British Medical Association (BMA) with the development of the specification and standard contracts for PCNs
  • Creating a unique model to stabilise struggling GP practices through the use of corporate providers
  • Designing a new healthcare system for the biggest new town since Milton Keynes
  • A trusted provider and partner to BMA Law (the legal service provider of the BMA)
  • Successfully delivered on over 60 practice mergers (inc. super partnerships), 500 partnership agreements, 20 GP networks and 500 GP leases.
  • Structuring contractual arrangements to enable the use of an outsourced digital health service by a group of GPs
  • Established a unique GP network consisting of multiple local networks supporting at practice level which feeds into a county wide network that represents general practice a ICS/ STP level
  • Creating joint venture arrangements between NHS contractors and private providers (DHU) for the delivery of urgent and out of hours care.  
  • An international recruitment framework bringing 2000 new GPs into the UK

Our clients

Our focus is on supporting resilience, modernisation, scaling and 

  • NHS England
  • 90+ CCGs
  • The BMA
  • Super-partnerships, GP groups and networks
  • Individual GP practices
  • Investors, developers and private providers. 

Legal resources you may find useful

Did you know?

Mills & Reeve Sites navigation
A tabbed collection of Mills & Reeve sites.
Sites
My Mills & Reeve navigation
Subscribe to, or manage your My Mills & Reeve account.
My M&R

Visitors

Register for My M&R to stay up-to-date with legal news and events, create brochures and bookmark pages.

Existing clients

Log in to your client extranet for free matter information, know-how and documents.

Staff

Mills & Reeve system for employees.