The article in last month’s Special edition – Health legal update on transfer orders under the Health and Social Care Bill and the identity of qualifying companies who could be the recipients of NHS estate by transfer order in connection with the NHS reorganisation, sparked a significant amount of interest from readers.

We have prepared a further paper on this topic which we intend to publish as part of the April edition of the Health legal update once we have had the opportunity to discuss some of the issues with stakeholders in the LIFT sector.  

In the meantime however, for reasons that will be clear in our April edition, we are of the opinion that Community Health Partnerships is a “qualifying company”.