Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 (Order)
Under the terms of the CMA’s Order, private hospital operators such as Ramsay Health Care must follow certain processes and publish certain information in relation to the clinicians who work at our hospitals. This relates to arrangements with referring clinicians for private patient care only, and do not affect the services we supply to NHS patients. The Order requires private hospital operators to:
- charge referring clinicians for their use of consulting rooms and other services at our hospitals, and to publish information on those charges
- publish details of lower-value (routine) amenities and facilities made available to clinicians
- publish details of specific corporate hospitality events offered to clinicians
- publish details of any joint ownership with clinicians of facilities or equipment
- publish details where any referring clinician also holds a part-time position in our hospitals
For details of charges to referring clinicians in relation to their use of consulting rooms for private patient treatment, and other charges relating to secretarial and administrative services that may be provided to consultants, please refer to each hospital website under its Legal and Regulatory tab.
For details of the routine services and amenities made available to clinicians at each Ramsay hospital, please refer to each hospital's website under its Legal and Regulatory tab.
Under Ramsay’s clinical and corporate governance structure, each of our 36 hospitals has a local Medical Advisory Committee (LMAC) which meets regularly. Ramsay also operates a National Medical Advisory Committee (NMAC) of which some Chairs of the LMACs are members.
Ramsay hosted a group conference at a London hotel in December 2017, where 29 representatives of the LMACs and NMAC were invited along with their partners and senior managers from Ramsay. The conference addressed a number of topics including a clinical governance overview. LMAC and NMAC representatives are consultants who provide clinical advice and guidance or other support to our patients and Ramsay. They undertake this role willingly and without payment.
The cost of the conference in respect of attendance by representatives of the LMACs and NMAC (and their partners) was approximately £24,000.
A Ramsay Health Care UK Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) Chairs conference was held in London in December 2016. This involved a UK and global group overview, clinical governance overview and among other discussions, involved an extensive Q&A session. 29 MAC Chairs were in attendance, along with partners and members of senior management from Ramsay Health Care UK. The total cost of the event was approximately £31,700.
For details of specific corporate hospitality events offered to clinicians at Ramsay hospitals, please refer to each hospital website under its Legal and Regulatory tab.
For details of any referring clinicians with shares or other financial interest in relation to applicable Ramsay hospitals, please refer to each hospital website under its Legal and Regulatory tab.
For details of any referring clinicians who hold a paid part-time position at the Ramsay hospital where they exercise practising privileges or any other Ramsay Health Care hospital, please refer to each hospital website under its Legal and Regulatory tab.
For any queries, please contact Mehdi Erfan, Head of Legal Services