The CMA Order

In October 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") published the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 (the "CMA Order"). The CMA Order requires private hospital operators (such as HCA UK) to disclose on their websites certain information relating to the way the private hospitals interact with referring clinicians; that is a clinician that has practising privileges and/or has the ability to refer patients for treatment or tests at a private hospital. 

Full details about the investigation and the Order can be found on the CMA web page: here.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with doctors and we therefore set out below some of the ways in which we work together. 

We would welcome your feedback on the way this information has been presented. Please contact us by email using the link here.

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This information disclosed on this page is supplied in accordance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014; and is true and accurate to the best of HCA’s knowledge and belief.

In addition to The Lister Hospital, the disclosure on this page covers the following facilities which are operated by The Lister Hospital:

Services and Partnerships with doctors

  • Low-value services icon plus

    The following low-value services are provided free-of-charge to referring clinicians with practising privileges at HCA facilities:

    • General services to ensure appropriate clinical care (such as in-house training, chaperones)
    • Workplace amenities (e.g. free/subsidised tea and coffee including for patients, on-site meals, stationery)
    • General marketing (such as general promotional events, consultant directories and internet profiles)
    Car Parking
    At The Lister Hospital, there are a limited number of parking spaces available for consultants’ use when in clinic. These are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.


  • Higher-value services icon plus

    Secretarial and administrative services:
    HCA sometimes employs medical secretaries to liaise with patients, deal with correspondence, make appointments and handle patients’ enquiries on doctors’ behalf. Sometimes, medical secretaries work for more than one doctor. They help to manage complex processes such as payroll, making administration efficient both for doctors and – most importantly – our patients. Medical secretarial services are made available on a non-discriminatory basis and on equivalent terms in accordance with the CMA Order. We charge doctors for using this service at Fair Market Value (FMV).

    HCA charges the following (exclusive of VAT) for secretarial and administrative services:

     Facility  Hourly rate charged by HCA (£)
     The Lister Hospital  17.50
     Chelsea Medical Centre  Not provided at this facility
     Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre   17.50
     Chelsea Outpatient Centre  17.50
     Chiswick Medical Centre  Not provided at this facility

    Consulting rooms:
    HCA UK considers that doctors must be able to see our patients without delay, and in close proximity to our diagnostic and treatment facilities. In order to achieve this, we licence our consulting rooms to doctors at Fair Market Value on an hourly or sessional basis at market rates, which we determine by calculating the rent we pay to landlords plus overheads (including rates, services charges, utilities). Consulting rooms are made available on a non-discriminatory basis and on equivalent terms in accordance with the Order.

    HCA charges the following (inclusive of VAT) for consulting rooms:

     Facility  Hourly rate charged by HCA (£)
     The Lister Hospital  21.00
     Chelsea Medical Centre  21.00
     Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre   21.00
     Chelsea Outpatient Centre  21.00
     Chiswick Medical Centre  15.00
    Due to new COVID-19 health and safety measures at the hospital and the consequent impact on room availability, the rates above have been temporarily reduced by 25%.
  • Events icon plus

    HCA UK provides general corporate hospitality and social events (such as Christmas parties) for staff and doctors. Such hospitality is proportionate and reasonable and is not provided by HCA UK with the intention of inducing referrals or rewarding the referring clinician for making or having made referrals to HCA UK.

    However, no such events were provided by The Lister Hospital in 2020.

  • Equity participation icon plus

    Some HCA hospitals and facilities operate partnerships with doctors, some of whom may be referring clinicians. 

    Please see below for more information regarding equity ownership in the following joint ventures with The Lister Hospital.

    Initial shares and units are calculated based upon the capital costs of the equipment, leasehold improvements, provided working capital and other costs necessary to establish the Centre. For shares in established ventures, Fair Market Value is applied and reviewed by external specialists based on historic performance and projections.

    (All information provided here is regularly reviewed and reflects ownership at 1 October 2021.)

    Hathor Chelsea LLP (established 2017)

     Name of referring clinician  Financial interest held
     Hossam Abdalla  5.00%
     Marie Wren  5.00%
     Jaya Parikh  5.00%
     Meen-Yau Thum  5.00%
     Alison Taylor  5.00%
     Raef Faris  5.00%
     James Nicopoullos  5.00%

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre LLP (established 2010)

     Name of referring clinician  Financial interest held
     Dr B O'Connor  4.00%
     Mr T Ind  4.00%
     Dr J Janssen  4.00%
     Dr Eleanor Moskovic  2.00%
     Urologists London Ltd (Christopher Ogden)  2.00%
     Michael Dinneen  2.00%
     Dr S Allen  1.00%
     Imaging Partners Ltd (Dr S Babar)  1.00%
     Mr G Bantick  1.00%
     Mr Nick Beechey-Newman  1.00%
     Dr Martin Benson  1.00%
     Dr Charles Blakeney  1.00%
     Bowel Surgeon Ltd (Gordon Buchanan)  1.00%
     Mr M Dooley  1.00%
     Dr M Harbord  1.00%
     Mr J Hardy  1.00%
     Mr I Holloway  1.00%
     Mr S James  1.00%
     Mr A Kontos  1.00%
     London Urological Surgeons Ltd (Mr B Khoubehi)  1.00%
     Prof D Leslie  1.00%
     London Gastrointestinal Centre (Simon Anderson, Christopher Chan, Priyajit Prasad, Marcus Reddy)  1.00%
     Dr Ian Mak  1.00%
     Dr Maneesh Patel  1.00%
     Dr Suveer Singh  1.00%
     Mr James Smellie  1.00%
     Ms Jeannie Yoon  1.00%
     Skin Surgery Associates of London Ltd ( Dr Richard Barlow)  1.00%
     Mr Andy Forester  0.50%
     Mr Charles Gibbons  0.50%
     London Rheumatology Ltd (John Axford)  0.50%

    Chiswick Outpatient Centre LLP (established 2017)

     Name of referring clinician  Financial interest held
     West London Neurology Partners Ltd (Dr Alidz Pambakian, Dr Chris Carswell, Dr Maneesh Patel)  3.00%
     London Paediatricians Ltd (Dr Elia Maalouf & Dr Nida Chammas)  2.90%
     Mr Stuart James   2.00%
     Toufan Bahrami Ltd (Mr Toufan Bahrami)  1.50%
     Dr John Janssen  1.50%
     Klinke Orthopaedics Ltd (Mr Martin Klinke)  1.50%
     Mr Pardeep Kumar  1.50%
     WH Services Ltd (Dr Wajid Hussain)  1.20%
     Mr Anthony Davies  1.20%
     Mr Andrew Forester  1.00%
     London Hand Surgery Ltd (Mr Joseph Perez)  1.00%
     Professor Howard Branley  1.00%
     Dermatology London Ltd (Dr Afrina Allam)  0.90%
     Mediwest Ltd (Dr Cliona O'Connell)  0.80%
     Beski Womens Care Ltd (Dr Shohreh Beski)  0.80%
     London Surgical Oncology Ltd (Mr Aamir Khan)  0.80%
     SZ Tross Ltd (Miss Samantha Tross)  0.80%
     Paedsurg Ltd (Mr Simon Clarke)  0.80%
     Mr Ranan Dasgupta  0.80%
     Anderson Urology Practice Ltd (Mr Chris Anderson)  0.80%
     Dr Martin Benson  0.70%
     Dr Mike Chapman  0.60%
     Dr Matthew Foxton  0.60%
     Mr Sukhbinder Minhas  0.60%
     Dr Tabish Saifee  0.50%
     Shoulder and Elbow London Ltd (Mr Nicholas Ferran)  0.50%
     Amer Khan Ltd (Mr Amer Khan)  0.50%
     Mr Giles Bantick  0.50%
     Professor David Nicol  0.50%
     Imperial Urology Ltd (Mr Tamer El-Husseiny)  0.50%
     Dr Tran Seaton  0.40%
     WL Diagnostics Ltd (Dr Neil Upadhyay)  0.40%
     Dr Gajen Sunthar Kanaganyagam  0.40%
     The Heart Chambers Ltd (Dr Piers Clifford)  0.40%
     Kaprielian Medical Services Ltd (Dr Raffi Kaprielian)  0.40%
     Ms Romana Kuchai  0.40%
     Mr Pranav Pandya  0.40% 
     Mr Myles Smith  0.40%
     London General Surgery Ltd (Mr Bijendra Patel)  0.40%
     Mr Sanjeev Bassi  0.40%
     Dr Ali Mearza  0.40%
     Sportshealing Ltd (Mr Chinmay Gupte)  0.40%
     London Orthopaedic Partnership (Mr Matthew Sala)  0.40%
     Mr Reza Mobasheri  0.40%
     Miss Nishat Rahman  0.40%
     The Aesthetic Surgeons Ltd (Mr Norman Waterhouse)  0.40%
     Dr Sonya Abraham  0.40%
     North West Rheumatology Ltd (Dr Animesh Singh)  0.40%
     Mr Ken Anson  0.40%



  • Referring clinicians who also hold other positions at HCA UK icon plus

    A number of doctors provide us with clinical guidance on how to deliver the best possible care to patients and run our hospitals safely and efficiently. We pay those doctors for this service at Fair Market Value (FMV) and we use an independent company to provide assurance around our FMV calculations.

    Many of these doctors work at more than one HCA facility. For ease of reference, therefore, you can find more information on any such medical advisory positions (including payments made by HCA to the doctor) on your doctor’s HCA biography webpage.

Working with doctors across our facilities


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The Lister Hospital

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The Wilmslow Hospital Main Entrance

The Wilmslow Hospital

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