Prof Jeremy Sanderson

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.

 

Prof. Sanderson provides medical advisory services for HCA's London Bridge Hospital. In his role, Prof. Sanderson 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 gastroenterology and endoscopy treatments and advises HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In his role, Prof. Sanderson advises on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in gastroenterology and endoscopy services. He provides guidance to the Hospital’s Endoscopy Users Group, including ensuring timely review of Endoscopy Users Group outcomes, to help develop safe and effective Endoscopy services.

 

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 the field of endoscopy 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.

 

In particular, recent work by Prof Sanderson for HCA includes being Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at London Bridge Hospital. In this role he provides advice and medical input to the endoscopy service, is Chair of the Endoscopy Users Group and undertakes regular audit of the service against agreed national criteria. He also provides a liaison service between endoscopists and management and ensures high quality and safety standards are both met and maintained. The role also involves regular meetings with managerial and nursing staff and sitting on interview panels for senior staff appointments related to endoscopy and day surgery.

 

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 for these services has been £15,456. In 2021, the total paid for these services was £33,810.

 

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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