NHS Legislative Proposals - McDermott Will & Emery


On February 11, 2021 the UK Department of Health and Social Care published its White Paper setting out legislative proposals for a Health and Care Bill. The White Paper proposes wide changes to the structure of the NHS in England.

On the same day, NHS England published a consultation about the Proposed Provider Selection Regime Responses to the consultation are due by April 7, 2021.

Many of the proposed changes have been welcomed by the NHS system particularly with respect to the co-ordination and integration of health and social care.

This summary reviews the proposed legislative changes and procurement consultation proposals thus far and discusses the effect such proposals, if adopted, would have on providers of NHS services in particular:

  • The new NHS structures and contracting bodies
  • Changes to NHS pricing
  • Implications for Social Care
  • The Proposed Provider Selection Regime