Welcome to the Healthcare sector web page.
Here you can find information about changing rules and legislation affecting the Healthcare sector, see relevant articles on employment law and find out the dates for our next workshops, where you will be able to get a legal update from our team and meet other individuals working in the Healthcare sector.
Please contact Meredith Hurst if you would like to receive more details or be invited to an event. Contact Meredith on 020 7426 4903 or telephone 020 8681 8140.
Top 3 Concerns in the Healthcare sector
- Pay issues such as National Minimum Wage, shift allowances, equal pay;
- Issues regarding working hours and absence from work such as the Working Time Regulations and sickness absence;
- Issues relating to discipline, dismissal and grievance such as following fair procedures, fair reasons to dismiss.
Meet the Team
The Healthcare sector team is a group of solicitors within Thomas Mansfield who have a particular interest in working for clients in the Healthcare sector.
The team meets on a regular basis to discuss, for example, updates and issues arising in the Healthcare sector and to share knowledge and information affecting this sector.
Some of the benefits of using solicitors in the Healthcare sector team are that each team member has experience of advising clients within the Healthcare sector in many contentious and non contentious employment matters and they understand the needs of clients within the Healthcare sector too.
Click on the names to see a work profile.
The Team’s Experience
The team has advised clients on the full range of employment law issues relating to, for example, POCA and POVA; breaches of contract; wages; termination agreements; unfair dismissal; discipline and grievance processes; restrictive covenants; TUPE; practice mergers, working time; redundancy; collective consultation, discrimination; bullying; harassment; equal pay; NMC proceedings; they have represented clients in employment tribunal/civil court claims; they have drafted contracts of employment, directors’ service agreements, policies and procedures; they have been involved in mediation.
The team has acted for clients in both the private and public Healthcare sectors for example, NHS organisations such as Foundation Trusts, Care Trusts, Primary Care Trusts; Care and Nursing Homes (private and charitable); GP Surgeries/Practitioners; Speech Therapy Centres; Behavioural Units; Children’s Residential Care Homes; Children’s Residential Schools; companies who are providers of medical equipment; counselling organisations.
Our team members have provided extensive training to organisations within the Healthcare sector. This training has included, by way of example, hosting seminars, holding workshops and supplying our own bespoke employment law training programmes in multimedia and e-learning formats.
“Working as a partner in a busy inner city practice, I have received invaluable advice from David Gray-Jones on matters of employment law in several key cases. I have always found the advice to be highly professional, practical and timely with a particular understanding of the needs of the health service.”
Dr Ian Ferguson of the Mawbey Group Practice
“I would like to say that having dealt with Thomas Mansfield I found them to be informed, helpful and very efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others”.
Ross Arnold, Practice Manager, St Stephens Health Centre
- www.cqc.org.uk (the Care Quality Commission responsible for the inspection, monitoring and regulation of health and social care in England.)
- www.cssiw.org.uk (the Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales responsible for the inspection, monitoring and regulation of health and social care in Wales )
- www.rqia.org.uk (the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority responsible for the inspection, monitoring and regulation of health and social care in Northern Ireland )
- www.dh.gov.uk (the Department of Health)
- www.gmc-uk.org (the General Medical Council)
- www.isa-gov.org.uk (the Independent Safeguarding Authority)
- www.nationalcareassociation.org.uk (the National Care Association)
- www.nationalcareforum.org.uk (the National Care Forum)