Compliance with CMA Order 2014
In October 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”) published the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 (the “Order”) following its investigation into the private healthcare industry. The Order imposed requirements on private hospital operators to disclose certain information in relation to referring clinicians (as defined by the Order) for the benefit of patients. Full details about the investigation and the Order can be found on the CMA web page. The information provided by The Private Clinic of Harley Street Ltd below is required by the Order.
Higher Value Services
Consulting Rooms rental where an agreement exists with a consultant are charged at £25 per hour.
No Medical Secretary services are provided by The Private Clinic of Harley Street to Doctors
Low Value Services
The following “low-value” services are also provided to referring clinicians with practising privileges at this hospital:
- General services to ensure clinical safety (eg in-house training, infection prevention and control services, chaperones)
- Operational services such as patient bookings/admissions of private patients
- Marketing and Promotional activity is undertaken through marketing activity such as the website, evening events and general promotional activity associated with The Private Clinic of Harley Streets own marketing activity.
- Basic workplace amenities such as teas/coffees/refreshments.
The Private Clinic of Harley Streets Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) meet quarterly to maintain clinical practice, patients safety and to approve practising privileges for doctors.
This year The Private Clinic of Harley Street will be running a Doctor Study Day at the cost of £2000.
Clinician Financial Interests in The Private Clinic of Harley Street Ltd
Clinician Advisory Services
Private hospital operators are required to disclose details of certain paid services provided by referring clinicians to private hospitals operators in addition to exercising practising privileges at that hospital.