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Specific information about our relationship with consultants, including key charges made by Spire and any financial interests in Spire held by referring clinicians are set out below.
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 Spire Healthcare below is required by the Order.
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital and the Progress centre provide referring clinicians with the following services at the amounts given below:
The following “low-value” services are also provided to referring clinicians with practising privileges at the hospital and the Progress centre:
Spire group Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) Chairs conferences
Spire group Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) Chairs conferences are held twice a year, focusing on clinical safety and governance issues. MAC Chairs from all of Spire’s hospitals are invited to attend, with their partners, and are joined by members of Spire’s senior management.
In 2019, Spire Healthcare held a series of 5 dinners with 70 consultants from across 5 Spire hospitals for the purpose of meeting various members of the Spire Executive team and listening to and engaging with consultants. The cost of the dinners ranged from £60 to £80 per head. No dinners were held in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Corporate hospitality events
The corporate hospitality events held by the hospital or the Progress center are set out below, together with the cost of providing such events:
These are at no charge to referring clinicians.
Private hospital operators are required to disclose details of referring clinicians practising at their facilities, who have a share or financial interest in those facilities or any equipment used there. Some clinicians may own shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc, which were acquired either at the admission price or through trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. 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:
Private hospital operators are required to disclose details of certain paid services provided by referring clinicians to private hospitals, in addition to exercising practising privileges at their facilities.
Mr Michael Irwin is Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital. Their role is to provide senior professional advice to the Hospital Director and Director of Clinical Services in order to support effective medical governance and oversight. They are paid £14,000 per annum for this role and are also entitled to receive the following fees for the provision of additional ad hoc services: (i) £750 for chairing a Professional Review Committee; (ii) £200 per hour for attendance at regulatory or other national body meeting (capped at £500); (iii) £500 for each annual medical appraisal undertaken for a doctor designating to Spire for the purposes of revalidation; (iv) £200 per hour for the preparation of an independent report (up to a maximum of £500 per report unless otherwise agreed due to complexity) upon request by the Medical Director or Chief Medical Officer.
Dr Andrew Klein is paid £150 per hour for meetings related to his role of Governance Lead Consultant.
Those listed below have been appointed as a pre-operative lead anaesthetist to run and improve pre-operative assessment clinics at the hospital. Duties include the medical assessment of the patient against Spire Healthcare admission criteria and determination of the patient’s fitness for surgery and they are paid £500 per 4 hour session.