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.

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. 

In addition to The Wellington Hospital, the disclosure on this page covers the following facilities which are operated by The Wellington 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:
    Some HCA UK facilities have (or have access to) car parking spaces. Where these spaces are made available to doctors, it is on a first-come, first-served basis. Where spaces are made available to staff and/or doctors, HCA does not charge for these.
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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

    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.

    Since 1 January 2021, this Hospital has hosted the following Events:

    • Networking event for Wellington Hospital consultants and GPs in April 2021 costing £128 per head.
    • Retirement event for Dr Richard Greenwood in May 2022 costing £216 per head.
    • HCA UK Cardiology Symposium for GPs: Updates and Innovations in Cardiovascular Disease for Primary Care: Now and the Future in June 2022 costing £93 per head
    • Wellington Hospital Summer Party in June 2022 costing £274 per attendee.
  • 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.

    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.

    The information here is regularly updated, and in this version is correct at 27 June 2022. Where a doctor’s name or a company name appears in italics, it means that discussions were taking place at the stated date regarding an exit from the investment.

    The London Gamma Knife Centre LLP (established 2018):

    Non-invasive radio surgical treatment based at the Wellington Hospital.

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

     

    Elstree Outpatients Centre LLP (established 2017):

    Outpatient diagnostic centre. Offers consultations, MRI, ultrasound, cardiology testing, imaging and pathology. Based at Beaufort House, Elstree.

    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%
     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%
     On Line Locum.co.uk Ltd (Dr Benjamin Jacobs)  1.80%
     Dr Malcolm Persey  1.50%
     Herodicus (Ademola Adejuwon)  1.50%
     Hanny Anwar  1.40%
     Mr Afshin 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%
     Dr Azad Ghuran 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%
     J R Donaldson Ltd (James Donaldson)  0.50%
     Nick Cullen  0.50%
     Tahir Khan  0.50%
     Asif Muneer  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):

    Outpatient diagnostic centre. Offers consultations, GP appointments, MRI, ultrasound, cardiology testing, imaging and pathology. Based at Roman House, 296 Golders Green Road.

    Name of Referring Clinician  Financial interest held
     Dr David Lipkin  4.93%
     Health Consent (UK) Ltd (trading as JDOC) (Walter Abelman)  2.55%
     Prof BR Davidson  1.59%
     Dr Lee Noimark  1.59%
     Dr Elliot Benjamin  1.59%
     Dr MJP Vanderpump  1.35%
     Mr MC Winslet  1.35%
     R Wolman  1.19%
     Dr PMG Bouloux  1.19%
     Dr DJ Patel  1.11%
     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 M Furman  0.64%
     Dr JI  Davar  0.56%
     Dr Michael Hanna  0.56%
     Dr Clive Onnie  0.56%
     Mr Gidon Lieberman  0.56%

     

    The Princess Grace Hospital, The Wellington Hospital and The London Bridge Hospital are the primary HCA facilities for the following joint venture in which doctors have an equity interest: London Endoscopy Centre Ltd (Established 2021). Full ownership details can be found at this page: https://www.hcahealthcare.co.uk/how-we-work-with-doctors 

  • 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.

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