CMA compliance

Competition and Markets Authority 

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Order 2014

Specific information about our relationship with consultants, including key charges made by Trustplus and any financial interests in Trustplus held by referring clinicians are set out below.

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 Trustplus below is required by the Order.

"Higher Value" Services 

The services provided at Trustplus to referring clinicians and the amounts charged by Trustplus for those services are set out below:

  • Use of consulting rooms: £20 per hour
  • Medical secretarial services range from £17 per hour.

“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 (e.g. in-house training, chaperones)
  • Operational services such as patient bookings/admissions, administrative services and billing, and insurance/indemnity cover in respect of NHS patients
  • General marketing support, including production of consultant directories, promotional activities, web profiles etc.
  • Basic workplace amenities such as teas/coffees/refreshments, subsidised meals, car parking, stationery.

Corporate Hospitality Events for referring clinicians

 Trustplus do not provide any Corporate Hospitality Events. 

Clinician Financial Interests in Trustplus

Private hospital operators are required to disclose details of referring clinicians practicing at their facilities, who have a share or financial interest in those facilities or any equipment used there. No clinicians own shares in Trustplus. Where a referring clinician has an individual web page profile on this hospital website, relevant shares and/or financial interests are disclosed there. For referring clinicians who do not have an individual profile, their shares and/or financial interests are shown below:

  • Not Applicable.

Clinician Advisory services to Trustplus

No referring clinicians providing advisory services to the hospital.

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