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 Nuffield Health below is required by the Order.

Highgate Hospital provides the following services to Consultants and Clinicians:

Low-Value Services

General Services

  • Provided to ensure clinical safety, including in-house training such as Basic Life Support training
  • Operational services to ensure a smooth patient pathway as part of normal business such as patient admission, administrative and billing
  • Insurance and indemnity cover in respect of the treatment of National Health Service (NHS) patient.

Basic Workplace Amenities

  • Stationery to the extent that they are available to staff and persons working at the facility generally
  • Mail and post-room services to the extent that they are available to staff and persons working at the facility generally
  • Tea, coffee, refreshments and meals
  • Car parking

General Marketing & Promotional Services to be able to operate a Commercial Business, Including but not limited to:

  • Production of consultant directories and website profiles (digital and print)
  • Production of facility branded business cards and correspondence material
  • Production of general marketing material (digital and print) as well as literature, including GP, Health Care Professional and direct to patient mailers
  • Production of advertisements and media placements to promote the services of the business and Consultants/Health Care Professionals
  • General promotional events such as hospital-based and offsite seminars with Consultant/Health Care Professional speakers
  • Promotional items including branded post-it notes, pens, mouse mats etc.

Corporate Hospitality, Proportionate and Reasonable to the Nature of the Business Including:


  • Consultant Hamper corporate gift, Attendees: 14, Cost per head: £50
  • Consultant Christmas Gift, Attendees: 10, Cost per head: £110
  • Consultant Christmas Dinner, Attendees: 7, Cost per head: £50


No corporate hospitality during the pandemic.


  • Highgate Garden Party, Attendees: 40, Cost per head: £85
  • Consultant hospitality January-August, Attendees: 24, Cost per head: £55
  • Highgate Golf Club Charity Event September, Attendees: 4, Cost per head: £50
  • MAC Christmas Dinner, Attendees: 7, Cost per head: £59


  • Highgate Golf Club Charity Event September, Attendees: 13, Cost per head: £50
  • Rugby Tickets November, Attendees: 6, Cost per head: £370
  • Consultant Practice Review Dinner January, Attendees: 4, Cost per head: £50
  • Annual MAC Dinner January, Attendees 12, Cost per head: £50

Higher-Value Services

Service Charges

  • Sessional Consulting Rooms £20 per hour
  • Fixed Office Space £32 per ft² per annum (average and approximate)
  • Limited Administration Services Charges are dependent on specific services

Clinician Advisory Services

  • Private hospital operators are required to disclose details of certain paid services provided by referring clinicians to them in addition to exercising Practising Privileges at that hospital. Clinician Advisory service information is shown below:
  • Dr Albert Mifsud, Medical Microbiology and Virology

The information disclosed on this page in accordance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 is true and accurate to the best of Nuffield Health’s knowledge and belief.


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