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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.
The services provided at The Montefiore Hospital to referring clinicians and the amounts charged by Spire for those services are set out below:
The following “low-value” services are also provided to referring clinicians with practising privileges at this hospital:
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 five dinners with 70 consultants from across five 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
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 hospital has four debentures for Brighton & Hove Albion FC that are used by consultants and staff. The face value of each of these debentures is £150 per month.
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 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 or as follows:
Mr Hatrick held the position of Medical Director for The Montefiore Hospital until June 30 2023, for a fee of £10,200 and within the role he provided advice to the hospital senior leadership team, had oversight for the medical committee and chaired the medical committee meetings.
He is now currently Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at The Montefiore Hospital, since starting the role in July 2023. 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) £500 for each annual medical appraisal undertaken for a doctor designating to Spire for the purposes of revalidation; and (iii) £200 per hour for the preparation of an independent report (up to a maximum of £500 per report) upon request by the Medical Director or Chief Medical Officer.