Mr Richard Johnson

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


Mr Johnson is Medical Director for The Wilmslow Hospital.


Medical Directors are esteemed medical practitioners who know the relevant hospital well. They advise the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer on matters relating to medical practice at the hospital as the need arises. They act as a liaison point for doctors working at the hospital, especially in raising issues with the hospital’s Executive teams of a clinical nature (including matters relating to patient and practitioner safety).


Because of the breadth of the role and the unique specialisms and practices of each HCA hospital, it is not possible to describe neatly all the functions of a Medical Director, but they will typically provide advice in relation to clinical complaints received by the hospital, including helping investigate and respond to investigations involving the General Medical Council or the Care Quality Commission. A key part of the role is to offer their professional assistance, advice and guidance to consultants who practice at the hospital on any areas of their practice that may be giving rise to concern. Medical Directors will provide professional and medical advice on clinical governance matters where requested by hospital or HCA UK leadership.


This doctor provides expertise and advice to HCA, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care. In 2023 the total paid for these services was £46,783.


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