Dr Elia Maalouf

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 Maalouf provides medical advisory services for HCA's The Portland Hospital. In his role, Dr Maalouf 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 relation to Neonatal services at the Neonatal Unit at The Portland Hospital.


In his role, he contributes to the strategy, policies and decision-making, and advises management in key areas relating to the service. He advises HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In his role, Dr Maalouf provides professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues.


In addition, he is reponsible for the provision of a consultant neonatal intensivist rota to ensure daily coverage of appropriate clinical care. He is also responsible for developing clinical audit tools.


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 £24,948.


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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