Prof John Karani

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


Professor Karani is the Consultant Chair of HCA UK's Imaging Department.


Consultant Chairs of HCA UK clinical Departments support the implementation of the cross-facility department structure across HCA, including in sub-specialty councils as needed.  Through effective chairing of department meetings, they can help drive improvements for HCA Healthcare UK in their specialist area, including in patient safety, governance, quality and growth opportunities.


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 £73,143.


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