Dr Afzal Sohaib

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 Sohaib 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.


In particular, he is responsible for monitoring Quality, including service development and auditing to enhance the patient experience. This can include attending relevant meetings and multidisciplinary case conferences; and it includes developing and monitoring service KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).


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.


back to top