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 UK (‘Ramsay’) 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 each of the points above that may be 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 38 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 hotel in Hertfordshire in June 2018, where 25 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 global and UK business update, clinical governance overview, learnings from other healthcare markets and an external speaker session. 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 £18,500.
Ramsay holds a lease on a box at Twickenham Rugby Ground for a rent of £100,000 per annum. Ramsay provides hospitality from the box to consultants, suppliers as well as other individuals and organisations on match days. The catering costs on such days are usually around £4,500. The box is also used for training events for hospital staff and corporate staff.
There have not been any corporate hospitality events held in 2020 this is due to Ramsay supporting the NHS in its response to Covid-19.
We will update this page from time to time with details of any corporate hospitality events that are held.
For any queries, please contact Mehdi Erfan, Head of Legal Services