CMA Compliance

How we work with our Doctors
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 Aspen Healthcare below is required by the Order.

At Aspen Healthcare we work with our doctors to ensure they can focus on high quality patient care. In keeping with one of Aspen Healthcare’s core values ‘Investing in Excellence’ we supply in depth training and development for all of our staff.

The Holly Private Hospital provides the following services to Consultants and/or Referring 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.
  • Secure data storage and IT support for computer and mobile devices to ensure the security of patient data.

Basic Workplace Amenities

  • Including tea and coffee.
  • Subsidised meals on-site to the extent that they are available to staff and persons working at the facility generally.
  • Stationary 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.

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

  • Production of consultant directories including website profiles.
  • Production of facility branded business cards and correspondence material.
  • Production of marketing material and literature, including GP and direct to patient mailers.
  • Production of advertisements and media placements to promote the services of the business.
  • GP educational events with a consultant speaker.
  • Promotional items including branded post-it notes, pens, mouse mats etc.

Consultants who work part-time 

Emma Devereux (Paediatrics), £6k per annum
Albert Mifsud (Microbiology), £25k per annum
Rosa Chaparro (Biochemist), £10k per annum
Faris Al-Refaie (Haematologist), £10.2k per annum

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

Corporate Hospitality Event Number of attendees Cost (£)
Curry Evening March 2017 20 £2000
Consultant Secretary Lunch 2017 35 £1400
Haven House Charity Ball 2017 20 £3360
Rugby Tickets 2017 5 £2600
Christmas Drinks Reception 2017 100 £1280
Staff Oscars 2017 15 £600
Rugby Tickets 2018 5 £2600
Haven House Charity Ball 2018 14 £1960
Staff Oscars 2018 10 £400
Consultant Christmas Hamper 2018 27 £1278.55
Curry Evenings 2018 3 £89.62
Medical Advisory Committee Dinner 18 £254 per head
Haven House Charity Ball 2019 20 £168 per head
Staff Oscars 2019 4 £56.27 per head
Consultant Christmas Hamper 2019 17 £1,405.15

Higher-Value Services

Service Charges
Sessional Consulting Rooms Non Premium Rate
£18 per hour
Monday – Friday 8am to 5pmPremium Rate
£24 per hour
Monday to Friday 5pm – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 3pm
Fixed Office Space £29.75 per ft² per annum
Medical Secretarial Services £18+VAT

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