Competition & Markets Authority Declaration
Hospital services provided for consultants
Consulting rooms are made available to referring clinicians and those that hold practising privileges at Nuffield Health hospitals, and charged for on an hourly basis at fair market rates. All rates are published on the hospital pages of our website. 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 Nuffield Health hospitals, and charged for at fair market rates. All rates are published on the hospital pages of our website. Such accommodation is made available on a non-discriminatory basis and on equivalent terms in accordance with the Order.
Hot desks are also made available at some Nuffield Health hospitals. Where this is the case, hot desks are charged for on an hourly basis at fair market rates. All rates are published on the hospital pages of our website. Hot desks are made available on a non-discriminatory basis and on equivalent terms in accordance with the Order.
Medical secretarial services are made available at many Nuffield Health hospitals. Where these services are provided, they are charged for on an hourly basis at fair market rates. All rates are published on the hospital pages of our website. Medical secretarial services are made available on a non-discriminatory basis and on equivalent terms in accordance with the Order.
All consultants are invited to attend an annual general meeting (AGM) at the Nuffield Health hospital at which they practise. The AGM is generally hosted offsite, with food and drink provided.
Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) Chairs from all Nuffield Health hospitals are invited to attend an annual conference in London, joining the Nuffield Health senior leadership team in reviewing Nuffield Health hospitals’ performance over the past year, sharing best practice and discussing objectives for the year to come. In recognition of their voluntary service to Nuffield Health as MAC Chairs, attendees are invited to attend a dinner and provided overnight accommodation following the conference. The cost of the hospitality provided at the last such conference in December 2018 was £500.00 per consultant. The dinner is attended by MAC chairs, Hospital Directors, Nuffield Health Operating Board members and central senior leadership teams.
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 speciality-specific expert advice where needed. Advice requests are coordinated by a central team to ensure the appropriate and fair rotation throughout 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 Shaffi.
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. All such payments are disclosed on both the relevant hospitals CMA declaration (including cumulative payments to date in this calendar year) and on the relevant individual’s profile on the Nuffield Health website. Current members of the EAG are:
Bournemouth - Mr David Bennett, Mr James Bamforth, Dr Sally Killick, Dr Matthew Dreden, Dr Joe Chacko Brentwood - Dr Paul Bawa, Mr Stephen Whiting, Professor Nigel Meadows, Dr Paul Cervi, Dr Justin Edwards Brighton - Dr Simon Andrew Iversen, Dr Tim Corbett Bristol - Dr Kok-Swee Gan, Dr Stuart Miller, Mr Jonathan Webb, Dr R Lush, Dr A Rye Cambridge - Mr Mahmood Shafi, Mr Oliver Wiseman, Mr Richard Price Cardiff Bay & Vale - Mr Daniel Morris, Mr Huw Williams, Mr Sumit Goyal Cheltenham - Dr John Boyes, Dr Rod Jaques, Dr Kok-Swee Gan, Mr Richard ('Rick') Brown Chichester - Dr Ken Laji, Dr Paul Stross, Dr Kordo Saaed, Dr Matthew Dryden Exeter - Mr Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay, Dr David Hill Glasgow - Dr Robert Townsend, Dr David Partridge, Dr Laura Prtak, Dr David Millan, Dr Douglas McLellan Guildford - Mr Paul Johnson Haywards Heath - Mr Paul Donaldson Hereford - Mr Mehmood Akhtar Ipswich - Dr Isobel Chalmers, Dr Jola Ademokun, Dr Iona Whalley, Dr James Hodson, Dr Sima Jalili Leeds - Dr Huw Griffiths, Ms Christine Landon, Dr Mark Wilcox, Dr Kavita Sethi, Dr P Chetcuti, Dr Paul Haywood Leicester - Dr J Falconer-Smith, Dr Hafiz Qureshi, Dr R A Swan Newcastle Upon Tyne - Julie Day, Dr Christopher Tiplady North Staffordshire - Dr Orendi Plymouth - Mr Antony Fitton, Mr Simeon Brundell, Mr Simon Ashley, Professor Hisham Khalil, Dr D Hill, Simon Rule, Simon Dunlop Shrewsbury - Mr Tony Fox, Dr Naomi Thompson Taunton - Dr David Hill Tees - Dr Mark Wilcox Chester - Dr Naomi Thompson Oxford - Greg Sadler, Dr Sumit Das, Mr Mario Petrou, Dr Felicitas Obetoh, Professor Andrew Farmery, Dr Jonanthan Mason, Mark Stoneham, Graham Barker, David Garry, John Griffiths, Adrian Wong, Andrew Johnson, Douglas Wilkinson, Will Sherwood, Hilary Bridge, Andrew Weaver, Dr Matthew Dryden, Stuart McKechnie Tunbridge Wells - Dr Gale, Dr Donald ('Don') Gillett, Dr Yvette Lolin, Mr Mohammad Akbar Khan Warwickshire - Dr Thekli Gee, Dr Sethsiri Wijeratne, Mr Munchi Choksey, Dr H Qureshi, Dr Weinbren, Dr Christopher Marguerie, Dr Shatrughan Sah, Val Gilbertson-Ross, Dr Andrew Coe Wessex - Dr Heather Barbour, Dr Mark Wotherspoon, Mr David Anderson, Mr David Warwick, Mr Kenneth Metcalf, Mr Sanjay Sharma, Dr Christopher James, Dr Matthew Dryden, Dr Kordo Saeed, Mr Max Jonas Woking - Mr Andrew Riddle Wolverhampton - Dr Brian McKaig York - Mr Charles ('Charlie') Millson, Dr Martin Howard, Dr A Whittle, Dr L Bond, Dr L Munroe, Dr Katrina Blackmore, Dr David Hamilton, Dr Barry Neish, Dr Neil Todd.
Paid Advisory Roles
Referring clinicians holding part-time or paid advisory positions within a hospital are disclosed on both the relevant hospitals CMA declaration and on the relevant individual’s profile on the Nuffield Health website.
Nuffield Health is proud to support medical professionals in their
pursuit of continuing professional education aimed at advancing and ensuring
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