The Health sector in the UK employs approximately two million people, around 70% of which are in the NHS and 20% in private healthcare, with the remainder involving those within the voluntary sector and other public organisations.
The health sector is affected, as with other sectors, by the challenges of the contractions in funding available, which not only impacts upon the day-to-day provision of health services and the facilities available in which to deliver them, but on the research and development of new science and technologies for the future.
We have acted and continue to consolidate our position as an adviser to a number of Scotland's highest profile health service organisations, including major health boards, with our Projects and Public Sector & Government Groups acting as one of the leading teams in relation to the delivery of complex, challenging and important hospital projects throughout Scotland.
In addition to acting on large scale health projects, our practice spans all aspects of health and social care delivery and regulation in Scotland. We act for a wide range of charities, third sector organisations and private firms involved in providing health and social care services. A number of these clients have sought our advice on how best to realise opportunities flowing, or likely to flow, from restructuring of public sector service provision.
Furthermore, we have advised a major healthcare multi-national in relation to the regulation of NHS supplies and public procurement requirements.
We also advise on the legal issues involved in the exploitation and development of science and technology in the health sector.