Health and Social Care Integration and New Responsibilities for Councils


15 November 2016, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson, Nottingham with VCE to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible.  We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person.  We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Browne Jacobson and Bevan Brittan

Course overview

Suitable audience:

Lawyers working with health and social care


The course will review the current state of progress on Transformation and integration of services; We will also look at how local Authority responsibilities are changing and the impact of the Cities and local government devolution Act 2016.

A separate session will cover an update on self neglect, Court of Protection and Deprivation of liberty, including the cases of deprivation of liberty in the community which require Court approval.

Topics to be covered include:

  • New methods of integration under the Cities and Devolution act
  • An update on Better care for 16/17 and the outlook
  • Key issues arising from integrating services – what are the difficult issues
  • Procurement pressures
  • Information governance
  • New responsibilities for Local authorities
  • Court of protection and Deprivation of liberty

Interactive elements

Case studies / workshop

Duration: Half a day (3 Training hours) including lunch


A Ethics professionalism and judgement 

B Technical legal practice

B2 Legal research

B4 Draft documents

B5 Advocacy

B6 Negotiation

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

D Managing themselves and their own work

Comments: would also include A4&5; B7

Presenter profiles:

David Owens is a partner at Bevan Brittan LLP who has over 30 years’ experience of advising health bodies in particular; he has advised on integration schemes including the original Somerset Partnership mental health scheme, and subsequently   a wide range of commissioning and provision partnership schemes under s75. He was part of the support team for the first round of the Better Care Fund work and participated in a number of the webinars on key issues.

Judith Barnes has over 30 years’ experience working in and with the public sector.  She worked for several local authorities, rising to Head of Legal Services at the London Borough of Lewisham and Borough Secretary and Solicitor at Greenwich Council, before moving into the private sector.  She specialises in advising on governance issues including conduct and ethics, as well as alternative service delivery vehicles, shared service arrangements, joint working and income generation and commercialisation.

Ben Troke leads Browne Jacobson’s health and social care advisory team, with a particular focus on mental capacity, Court of Protection and deprivation of liberty issues. Ben is rated by Chambers as one of the leading individuals in the country for Court of Protection work for public bodies, acting for many local authorities as well as the NHS.  He is very widely published on these topics in particular, and is recognised as a leading national presenter.  He also works on access and funding disputes, information governance and all other aspects of patient / service user care.

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