Dr Raj Khiani

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 2021.

 

Dr Khiani is part of a group of doctors called Leaders in Heart Rhythm Care LLP which provides medical advisory services to HCA UK's The Wellington Hospital in relation to cardiac electrophysiology.

 

He has particular responsibility for Growth, which means that he advises on the development of the service offered by the Hospital, including in the development of patient access strategy and programmes. He contributes to the development of pathways for relevant patient populations; and may help identify additional consultants to enhance the service which may be safely offered by the Hospital.

 

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 2022 (until 30 April) the total paid to Leaders in Heart Rhythm Care LLP for these services has been £11,211. In 2021, the total amount paid for these services to this group of doctors for these services was £25,979.

 

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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