In accordance with the requirements of the Competition & Markets Authority Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 (the Order) the details of services offered by the hospital to our consultant partners are detailed below.

Consulting rooms are made available to referring clinicians or those that hold practising privileges at the hospital at a rate of £21.50 per hour or part thereof, 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.


Accommodation for consultants’ medical secretarial staff is also made available at this hospital at a rental rate of £347.00 per month, which represents a fair market rate. Such accommodation is provided on a non-discriminatory basis and on equivalent terms in accordance with the Order.

Hot desks are also made available at the hospital at a rate of £2.20 plus VAT per hour or part thereof, which represents a fair market rate. Hot desks are made available at a non-discriminatory basis and on equivalent terms in accordance with the Order.

Medical secretarial services are made available to our consultant partners at a rate of £15.63 plus VAT per hour, which represents a fair market rate. Medical secretarial services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis and on equivalent terms in accordance with the Order.

Corporate hospitality

All consultants are invited to attend an Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is hosted offsite and food and drinks are provided. The cost of the event is £50 per head.

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. Where fees have been paid in 2016, these are detailed in brackets after the relevant consultant below. With cumulative spend in 2016 appearing next to consultant names as applicable. 

The members of the EAG from Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital are: Mr Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay, Mr Michael Hutton, Professor Nick Bellenger and Dr Matthew Lovell.


Paid Advisory Roles

To support delivery of clinical services in the hospital, the following consultants hold a paid advisory role for Nuffield Health Exeter hospital:
  • Dr David Hill, Consultant Microbiologist is paid £10,918 per annum for acting as infection prevention adviser for Nuffield Health hospitals in Taunton, Plymouth and Exeter. 
Educational Grants

Nuffield Health Exeter 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.