Mr Omar Haddo

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.

 

Mr Haddo provides medical advisory services for HCA's Wellington Hospital. In his role, Mr Haddo 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. Mr Haddo's role includes input into the setting up of walk-in centres at Wellington Hospital.

 

In his role, he contributes to the strategy, policies and decision making regarding orthopaedics treatments and advises HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In his role, Mr Haddo advises on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in the orthopaedics area.

 

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 orthopaedics 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.

 

For example, recent work has included organizing and presenting at the orthopaedic upper limb masterclasses. Mr Haddo is a founding member of the Shoulder unit at the Wellington Hospital. This unit has developed over the years to offer a first class service to patients, providing an environment for team working, exchange of ideas and opportunities for learning. The unit offers safe cover for patient care as well as out of hours service. Mr Haddo has been involved in delivering educational seminars to local GPs and allied health professionals. His future intentions are to continue the growth of the unit with MDT approach, further the educational role and expanding the opportunity for future research. For all these, he is working closely with the management team at HCA.

 

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 £0. In 2021, the total paid for these services was £3,641.

 

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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