Dr Abbas Chittalia

Transparency under the CMA Order 2014


All private healthcare operators are required under the Competition and Markets Authority Order 2014 (“The CMA Order”) to be transparent about the relationship between their doctor and the private healthcare operator. Therefore, prospective patients should be aware that (in addition to being permitted to consult with and to treat patients at our facilities) this doctor also has an advisory role with HCA UK and is paid by HCA UK for this advisory role. We describe the nature of the role below, and we indicate how much the doctor has been paid for performing the role since 1 January 2023


Dr Chittalia provides medical advisory services for HCA's The Christie Clinic. In his role, Dr Chittalia leads interactions with hospital medical staff and the hospital leadership team to assist the hospital by providing medical advice and promote high quality, cost effective care.


In his role, he contributes to the strategy, policies and decision making regarding oncology treatments and advises HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In his role, Dr Chittalia advises on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in the oncology area.


In addition, he works with medical insurance companies, GPs, other relevant local NHS contacts, and patients to educate and advise on relevant clinical updates to treatments in oncology available in the facility. Furthermore, he advises on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. He will also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.


For example, Dr Chittalia regularly meets with the CEO and COO to review patient feedback and clinical governance issues and advices HCA how to improve patient care. He is also a Member of the Medical Advisory Committee for The Christie Clinic.


Dr Chittalia has helped with creating a pathway for private breast cancer referrals in the North West and has played a key role in developing the breast unit at The Christie Clinic. He also represents The Christie Clinic on the Breast Cancer Executive board .


Dr Chittalia has been creating a pathway for intro-operative radiotherapy, a new treatment for Breast cancer patients in the North West. Dr Chittalia along with colleagues has helped to establish a private patient focused multidisciplinary team meeting for Breast cancer patients at The Christie Clinic.


HCA UK is charged by doctors in return for their expertise and advice, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care. All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. In 2023 the total paid for these services was £3,002.


If a doctor provides HCA UK with medical advisory services and also practises in the NHS, HCA UK requires that doctor to attest that he/she is not compromising his/her NHS commitments in so doing.


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