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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.

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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. Please see the HCA mainpage here for additional disclosures under the CMA Order.

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

Useful outcome statistics for all private healthcare operators can be found on the Private Healthcare Information Network website at www.phin.org.uk.


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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 Wellington Hospital, the disclosure on this page covers the following facilities which are operated by The Wellington Hospital:


  • Elstree Waterfront Outpatients Centre
  • Golders Green Outpatient and Diagnostic Centre
  • The London Gamma Knife Centre

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)
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    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 Wellington Hospital
    (including The Platinum Medical Centre)
     17.50
    Elstree Waterfront Outpatients Centre  17.50
    Golders Green Outpatient and Diagnostic Centre  17.50
     The London Gamma Knife Centre  17.50

    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 (exclusive of VAT) for consulting rooms:

     Facility  Hourly rate charged by HCA (£)
     The Wellington Hospital
    (including The Platinum Medical Centre)
     18.50
     Elstree Waterfront Outpatients Centre   12.57
     Golders Green Outpatient and Diagnostic Centre  12.57 
     The London Gamma Knife Centre Not provided at this facility

    Car Parking:
    Car parking spaces are provided at a number of our sites on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Accommodation:

    From time to time we also make available to doctors residential apartments located very close to the hospital. These apartments are made available on an ad hoc basis to those doctors who need to be in very close proximity to the hospital from a patient safety perspective. In such cases we charge doctors a market rate for an overnight stay of c. £75. 

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    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. 

    At The Wellington Hospital, such hospitality since 1 January 2018 has included:

    • An Annual Party in January 2019 to which we invited staff and doctors. The per head cost for this event was approximately £227.
  • 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 Wellington Hospital.

    (All information provided here is regularly reviewed and reflects ownership at 31 December 2019.)

    The London Gamma Knife Centre LLP (established 2018)

     

     Name of referring clinician  Financial interest held
     Prof Paul O'Flynn  1.00%
     Dr Andrew Gaya (AMG Oncology Services Ltd)  0.60%
     Mr Jonathan Pollock  0.60%
     Dr Ron Beaney  0.40%
     Mr Ian Sabin   0.40%
     Dr Dimitris Paraskevopoulos  0.40%
     Mr Michael Wareing (145 ENT Ltd)  0.40%
     Dr Omar Al-Salihi  0.40%

     

    Elstree Outpatients Centre LLP (established 2017)

     

     Name of Referring Clinician  Financial interest held
     LSP Enterprises Ltd (Dr Rick Seah)  2.50%
     Robert Lee Medical Practice Ltd (Robert Lee)  2.50%
     Dr Adam Fox  2.50%
     Capital Spine Ltd (Mr James Allibone)  2.50%
     Michael Fox Medical Ltd (Mr Mike Fox)  2.50%
     Ghei Medicals Ltd (Mr Maneesh Ghei)  2.50%
     Richard Carrington  2.50%
     Prasanthi Ltd (Dr Thillainayagam Muthukumar)  2.50%
     Jag Chana Ltd (Jag Chana)  2.20%
     Spinerad Ltd (Mr Lester Wilson)  2.00%
     One Line Locum.co.uk Ltd (Dr Benjamin Jacobs)  1.80%
     Dr Malcolm Persey  1.50%
     Herodicus (Ademola Adejuwon)  1.50%
     Hanny Anwar  1.40%
     London Plastic Surgery Centre LLP (Mr Ash Mosahebi)  1.10%
     MKW Medical Ltd ( Dr Michael Koa-Wing)  1.00%
     Dr Stephen Till Ltd (Dr Stephen Till)  1.00%
     Shoulder & Elbow Clinic Ltd (Mr Mark Falworth)  1.00%
     Will Aston  1.00%
     Piyusha Kapila   1.00%
     Herts London Cardiology Ltd (Dr Azad Ghuran)  0.50%
     Gastro & Allergy Solutions Ltd (Dr Neil Shah)  0.50%
     Dr Roger Wolman  0.50%
     The Cape Doctor Ltd (Dr Mark Furman)  0.50%
     Nick Cullen  0.50%
     James Donaldson  0.50%
     Cheshire Medical Services Ltd (Tahir Khan)  0.50%
     Asif Muneer  0.50%
     Kia Rezajool  0.50%
     Sarco Media Ltd (Mr Andy Goldberg)  0.50%
     Sinisi Medical Services (Marco Sinisi)  0.50%
     Kellow Health Ltd (Mr Nigel Kellow)  0.50%

    Wellington Diagnostic Services LLC (established 2007)

     

     Name of Referring Clinician  Financial interest held
     Dr David Lipkin  4.93%
     Health Consent (UK) Ltd (trading as JDOC)  2.55%
     Prof BR Davidson  1.59%
     Dr Lee Noimark  1.59%
     Dr Elliot Benjamin  1.59%
     Dr Elizabeth Lightstone  1.51%
     Dr MJP Vanderpump  1.35%
     Mr MC Winslet  1.35%
     Dr PMG Bouloux  1.19%
     Dr PR Jarman  1.19%
     R Wolman  1.19%
     Dr DJ Patel  1.11%
     Prof G Hamilton  1.03%
     Consultant Pain Management Ltd (Dr Anthony Ordman)  0.95%
     R Lloyd Williams Ltd (Lloyd Williams)  0.95%
     London Urology Service Ltd (Leye Ajayi)  0.88%
     Dr MHA Rustin  0.80%
     Dr B Jacobs  0.80%
     Wellington Spine Ltd (Mr B Taylor)  0.80%
     Dr Voi Shim Wong  0.80%
     Dr MW Greenberg  0.72%
     Dr M Furman  0.64%
     Dr DL Economides  0.56%
     Dr JI  Davar  0.56%
     Dr Michael Hanna  0.56%
     Dr Clive Onnie  0.56%
     Mr Gidon Lieberman  0.56%

     

  • 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 Christie Private Care

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The Harley Street Clinic

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HCA at University College Hospital

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Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC)

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The Lister Hospital

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London Bridge Hospital

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The Portland Hospital

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The Princess Grace Hospital

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The Wellington Hospital

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The Wilmslow Hospital

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