In October 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (the CMA) published the Private Healthcare Market Investigation 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 for the benefit of patients. Full details about the investigation and the order can be found on the CMA web page https://www.gov.uk/cma-cases/private-healthcare-market-investigation. The information provided by The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust is required by the order.
“Higher Value” Services
The services provided at The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust to referring clinicians and the amounts charged by us for those services are set out below:
- Consulting room rental - £20 per hour
- Daily room hire - £150
The following ‘low value’ services are also provided to referring clinicians with practicing privileges at RLBUHT are: General services to ensure clinical safety (e.g. in house training, chaperones)
- Operational services such as patient bookings/admissions, administrative services and billing
Basic workplace amenities
Corporate Hospitality events for referring clinicians
Corporate hospitality events held by the hospital at no charge to referring clinicians are set out below, together with the cost of providing such events:
The Trust has no corporate events planned
Clinician Financial Interest
Private hospital operators are required to disclose details of referring clinicians practicing at their facilities, who have a share of financial interest in those facilities or any equipment used there. The Trust has no referring clinicians who fall into this category.
Clinician Part Time Positions at the Trust
Private hospital operators are required to disclose details of any part time position in their private hospitals held by referring clinicians in addition to exercising practicing privileges at the hospital. No clinican has a part time position relating to Private Patients in this hospital