Hospital Services Provided For Consultants
In October 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 (the ‘Order’).
Following the CMA’s investigation into the private healthcare industry, the Order imposed requirements on private hospital operators to disclose certain information for the benefit of patients, in relation to referring clinicians.
Full details about the investigation, the Order and CMA Compliance can be found here. The information below is provided by The New Foscote Hospital, as required by the CMA Compliance Order.
Higher Value Services Provided By The New Foscote Hospital
Consultants are charged £15 per hour for using consulting rooms at this hospital (except in relation to NHS patients), which represents a fair market rate. Consulting rooms are made available on a non-discriminatory basis and on equivalent terms, in accordance with the Order.
We do provide secretarial support for our consultants, which includes:
- Diary Management
- Clinic Lists
- Letter typing
The above secretarial support is offered to all consultants at a rate of 15% of the first £100,000 of earnings during the year.
Consultants may take all, or part of the offer.
Lower Value Services Provided By The New Foscote Hospital
We provide a number of support services to our consultants, for which we do not make a charge.
General services are provided to ensure clinical safety including:
Chaperone support, in house training, operational services to ensure a smooth patient pathway as part of normal business, such as patient admission. Administrative and billing support, insurance and indemnity cover, in respect of the treatment of NHS patients.
Basic workplace amenities are provided including:
Stationery, free tea and coffee, subsidised meals on site. Free car parking is available, to the extent this is generally available to staff and others working at the hospital.
General marketing & promotional services, including but not limited to:
Production of consultant directories and website profiles (digital and print). General marketing material, promotional events such as hospital based, or off site seminars.
Equity Participation Schemes
There are no consultants with financial interests in equipment used, or services and facilities operated within, or at The New Foscote Hospital.
Corporate Hospitality Events for Referring Clinicians
The New Foscote Hospital does not host, or contribute to corporate events for referring clinicians.
There are no consultants holding part time positions at The New Foscote Hospital.
Clinician Advisory Services
There are no paid services provided by referring clinicians to The New Foscote Hospital, in addition to their exercising Practising Privileges at this hospital.