Working with Convenzis is a stress-free and a rewarding experience, with fantastic engagement from a highly targeted and relevant audience
Hill Dickinson LLP
Joanna is a key member of the health advisory team, with over 13 years’ experience. Joanna is deputy head of the team in Liverpool, supporting Sharon Thomas in client development and management.
Joanna frequently advises NHS trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups in relation to funding issues, and particularly in relation to responsible commissioner issues under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act. Joanna has a special expertise in relation to NHS Continuing Healthcare and regularly advises CCGs about their responsibilities under CHC, including providing high level strategic advice.
Joanna has provided advice to prison healthcare providers about treatment of patients including hunger striking prisoners and the use of advance decisions to refuse treatment in these circumstances.
She has particularly taken a leading role in representing mental health trusts in complex, Article 2 inquests with a jury where deaths have occurred in prison and regularly appears as an advocate in these cases. She has also provided training to healthcare/mental health teams in prisons including training on inquests with the experience of a mock inquests and in relation to the Mental Capacity Act 2005
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