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6 June 2012
HEMPSONS PUBLISHES ‘10 – STEP GUIDE TO LEGAL SUPPORT FOR CCG AUTHORISATION’
Today, Hempsons, in association with NAPC, publishes its ‘10-Step Guide To Legal Support for CCG Authorisation’. The aim of the publication is to help Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) understand what they have to do to be ready for the self-certification and assessment processes of CCG authorisation.
The guide provides advice regarding constitutions, governance, joint commissioning and risk sharing, regulatory compliance, accountability, commissioning support, workforce contract management, office infrastructure and corporate personal liability.
Christian Dingwall, partner for Hempsons London says: “At Hempsons we advise CCG’s right across the country and understand the difficulties and pressures their stakeholders face. Our aim is to them make this transitional phase easier and by providing them with an easy to use guide and free training, we hope to ease them through this transitional period and get them commissioning faster and ultimately providing better care for their patients.”
Dr Charles Alessi, Chairman of NAPC, says: “We know the CCGs want more information and support. Hempsons has taken a complex yet crucial process for emergent CCGs and made it readily understandable with this 10-Step Guide. We hope this guide will help CCGs cut through the complexities of authorisation and get them ready to commission.”
Hempsons offers CCGs free training regarding compliance and can provide a fixed fee service for reviewing and advising on a constitution.
Tel: 023 8021 5380.
With offices in London, Manchester, Harrogate and Newcastle Hempsons is a specialist legal adviser to the health and social care sectors. Clients are public, private and charity organisations who plan, commission or provide health and social care services or operate within the health sector supply chain. Our clients include over 170 NHS organisations. We also act for organisations that are active within the health and social care sector including Royal Colleges, GPs, dentists, private companies and voluntary organisations.
Notes to editors:
The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) is a non-political, non-profit making organisation representing and supporting the interests of all its members, both individuals and organisations working in or with primary care. It also offers support through associate membership to those bodies, which provide services to primary care or have other health-related interests. Find out more at www.napc.co.uk