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 Expert Advisory Group (EAG)

The EAG (established in January 2016) supports the development of Nuffield Health’s strategy and policies, providing, on an ad hoc basis, advice on clinical best practice, new technology and procedures, complaints, peer review and also giving specialty-specific expert advice where needed.  Advice and requests are coordinated by a central team to ensure the appropriate and fair rotation through the membership of the EAG.

The EAG is constituted from members of Nuffield Health Hospitals’ Medical Societies nominated by peers and hospital management.  Members are invited to join the EAG by our Medical Director, Mahmood Shafi.  

Where advisory services are requested from and provided to Nuffield Health by EAG consultant members, they are paid a day rate of £1,000 or an hourly rate of £150 plus reasonable expenses incurred.   

There are no members of the National EAG from the Nuffield Health Chester hospital, The Grosvenor.

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 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.