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 Spire Healthcare below is required by the Order.

"Higher Value" Services

The services provided at Spire Methley Park Hospital to referring clinicians and the amounts charged by Spire for those services are set out below:

  • Use of consulting rooms: £19 per hour
  • Medical secretarial / billing services: £26.25 + VAT 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 (eg in-house training, chaperones) 
  • Operational services such as patient bookings/admissions (including online booking and payment for consultations), 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

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 39 hospitals are invited to attend, with their partners, and are joined by members of Spire’s senior management. In 2017, the conferences were held in Berlin and Aylesbury and the total cost of the events was approximately £85,000 and £25,000 respectively. In 2018, a conference was held in Berlin and the total cost of the event was approximately £88,000. In 2019, a conference was held in Lisbon and the total cost of the event was approximately £95,000. MAC Chairs were also invited to attend the Spire Healthcare Senior Management Conference in Birmingham in June 2018 (8 MAC Chairs attended at a cost of £845 per head).

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:

2019

Self-pay events

  • 16 January, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 6 March, Knee pain open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 13 March, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 27 March, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 17 April, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 8 May, Foot and Ankle pain open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 15 May, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 12 June, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 19 June, Hernia pain open evening: £2.50 per head

Consultant specialty meetings

  • Orthopaedic, Capri at the Vine Wakefield: £10.50 per head
  • Cosmetic, Capri at the Vine Wakefield: £10.50 per head
  • Urology, Capri at the Vine Wakefield: £10.50 per head

GP events

Lunch and Learns

  • 16 January, White Rose Surgery: £7.50 per head
  • 18 January, South Milford Surgery: £7.50 per head
  • 25 January, College Lane Surgery: £7.50 per head
  • 30 January, Maybush Medical Centre: £7.50 per head
  • 5 February, Gibson lane Practice: £7.50 per head
  • 8 February, South Milford Surgery: £7.50 per head
  • 27 February, White Rose Surgery: £7.50 per head
  • 12 March, Gibson Lane Practice: £7.50 per head
  • 3 April, Healthcare First: £7.50 per head
  • 15 May, Church View Surgery: £7.50 per head
  • 26 June, Healthcare First: £7.50 per head

Evening events

  • 11 February, Kashmiri Aroma Wakefield in partnership with YHPA: £100 contribution
  • 4 March, Kashmiri Aroma Wakefield in partnership with YHPA: £100 contribution
  • 1 April, Kashmiri Aroma Wakefield in partnership with YHPA: £100 contribution
  • 13 May, Kashmiri Aroma Wakefield in partnership with YHPA: £100 contribution
  • 10 June, Kashmiri Aroma in partnership with YHPA: £100 contribution
  • 1 July, Kashmiri Aroma in partnership with YHPA: £100 contribution

2018

Self-pay events

  • 21 February, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 14 March, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 11 April, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 16 May, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 13 June, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 25 July, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 15 August, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 19 September, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 24 October, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 14 November, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head
  • 12 December, Cosmetic open evening: £2.50 per head

MAC AGM

  • 5 December, Annual General Meeting: £9.50 per head

GP events

Lunch and learns

  • 16 June, White Rose Surgery: £7.50 per head
  • 20 June, Church View Surgery: £7.50 per head
  • 21 June, Gibson lane Practice: £7.50 per head
  • 16 November, College Lane Surgery: £7.50 per head
  • 14 December, College Lane Surgery: £7.50 per head

Evening events

  • 4 June, Kashmiri Aroma Wakefield in partnership with YHPA: £100 contribution
  • 2 July, Kashmiri Aroma Wakefield in partnership with YHPA: £100 contribution
  • 3 September, Kashmiri Wakefield Aroma in partnership with YHPA: £100 contribution
  • 1 October, Kashmiri Aroma Wakefield in partnership with YHPA: £100 contribution
  • 6 November, Kashmiri Aroma Wakefield in partnership with YHPA: £100 contribution
  • 7 December, Kashmiri Aroma Wakefield in partnership with YHPA: £100 contribution

2017

In May 2017 Spire Methley Park invited consultants to an International Cricket Hospitality day at a cost of approx £4,500.

In September 2017 Spire Methley Park Hospital invited Consultants to visit RAF Coningsby at a cost of £700

2016

Spire Methley Park invited consultants to an International Cricket Hospitality day in September 2016 at a cost of approx £2,500

Clinician Financial Interests in Spire

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:

  • Dr Ibrahim Ali - Owns 100% of the Viking Quest (manufactured by Natus) nerve conduction machine used at the hospital
  • Dr Taimour Alam - Owns 100% of the Optima Ultrapro Electro diagnostic machine used at the hospital

Clinician Advisory services to Spire

Private hospital operators are required to disclose details of certain paid services provided by referring clinicians to private hospitals operators in addition to exercising practising privileges at that hospital. This information can be found on the referring clinician’s individual web page profile on this hospital website.