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Legal Issues and Liabilities for ICBs

Wed, 2 Oct 2024

Virtual, Online

Often, training on legal issues has focused on health and social care providers. This unique session will focus on the issues for ICBs, covering the essentials to help the ICB make difficult decisions and meet responsibilities to patients within the law, and reduce the risk, cost and delay of legal challenge. ICBs are relatively new organisations, and still finding their place in the health and social care landscape, while under enormous pressure to deliver both great results and huge savings. Inevitably, this will need a good understanding of the legal framework in which they operate, and confidence in decision making and resource allocation that can stand up to legal scrutiny and challenge.

The law is complex and fast changing, and difficult decisions will have to be made. It is vital that this is done lawfully, to avoid unnecessary delay and expense from legal challenges. There may also be potential liabilities for ICBs relating to their roles in commissioning services for individual patients, through continuing healthcare, s117 or individual funding requests. This can include responsibility for best interests decision making for patients who lack capacity for the relevant decisions, which can bring the responsibility for applications to the Court of Protection, including dealing with issues of deprivation of liberty.


Understanding and applying in practice:

  • The health and social care legal framework

  • Resource allocation / rationing

  • Public law decision making and judicial review

  • Procurement

  • Complex commissioning – Continuing Healthcare, s117 MHA, joint packages

  • Responsible commissioner and ordinary residence

  • Avoiding and resolving disputes

  • Court of Protection and Deprivation of liberty

  • Potential liabilities

Facilitated by:

Jill Weston

Weightmans LLP

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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