In accordance with the requirements of the Competition and Markets Authority Private Healthcare Market Order 2014 the details of services offered by the hospital to our consultant partners on a non-discriminatory basis are detailed below.

Consulting Rooms: are provided to referring clinicians or those that hold practising privileges at the hospital at a rate of £18.00 per hour or part thereof, which is reflective of consultant room accommodation fair market rates.

Discounts are made available for all consulting room users, discounts can be accessed by:

  • Agreeing to prompt payment terms for the settlement of invoices (-20%)
  • Advance payment of quarterly consulting room requirements (-20%)

Both discounts are available to all consultants and can be combined to make a 40% discount in the aggregate.

Accommodation for consultants’ medical secretarial staff; is provided at this hospital at a rental rate of £1103.00 per month, which is reflective of serviced office accommodation fair market rates.

Discounts are made available for all consulting room users, discounts can be accessed by:

  • Agreeing to prompt payment terms for the settlement of invoices (-20%)
  • Advance payment of quarterly requirements (-20%)

Both discounts are available to all consultants and can be combined to make a 40% discount in the aggregate.

Hot desks; are provided at the hospital at a rate of £7.00 plus VAT per hour or part thereof, which is reflective of office accommodation fair market rates.

Discounts are made available for all consulting room users, discounts can be accessed by:

  • Agreeing to prompt payment terms for the settlement of invoices (-20%)

National Advisory Roles

The National Medical Advisory Group (NMAG) was established in June 2020 and supports the development of Nuffield Health’s strategy and policies, providing advice on clinical best practice, new technology and procedures and also giving specialty-specific expert advice.

The NMAG is constituted by consultants representing different specialties across Nuffield Health Hospitals. Members are invited to join the NMAG by Wouter Van den Brande, Medical Effectiveness & Innovation Director. Where advisory services are requested from and provided to Nuffield Health by NMAG consultant members, they are paid at a rate of £350 per hour.

The NMAG member for Nuffield Health Chester, The Grosvenor Hospital is Mr Peter Brownson.

Nuffield Health have a bank of consultants who act as expert professional case reviewers, also known as ‘medical reviewers’, who provide ad hoc medical advice to Nuffield Health and review patient pathways and care. Medical reviewers are paid a rate of £350 per hour for carrying out case reviews and providing advice to Nuffield Health.

Paid Advisory Roles


To support delivery of clinical services in the hospital, the following consultants hold a paid advisory role for Nuffield Health Chester hospital:

  • Dr Naomi Thompson is paid £4,000 per annum for providing advice on microbiology and for acting as infection prevention adviser to the hospital.
Educational Grants

Nuffield Health Chester Hospital is proud to support medical professionals in their pursuit of continuing professional education. The Hospital’s Medical Society approves grants, made from Nuffield Health resources, in order to advance and ensure clinical safety through consultant attendance at relevant educational conferences and events. 


Low Value Services
Low value services provided to our Consultant partners at this hospital include:

  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free parking (subject to availability)
  • General corporate hospitality
  • General hospital marketing activity
  • General services provided to ensure clinical safety
  • In-house training
  • Insurance or indemnity cover in respect of the treatment of national health service patients
  • Mandatory training
  • Mini-consultations at patient information events
  • Operational services such as patient admission, administrative services and billing
  • Patient notes archiving
  • Stationery and printing facilities
  • Subsidised meals
  • Tea, coffee and other soft beverages

Further useful outcome statistics for this hospital can be seen on the Private Healthcare Information Network website at www.phin.org.uk

Nuffield - Consultant Data Processing Agreement

The Data Processing Agreement governing the processing of any personal data in connection with the provision of administrative support services and/or medical records storage by the Hospital for consultants can be accessed here.