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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 https://www.gov.uk/cma-cases/private-healthcare-market-investigation. 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.
Claremont Private Hospital provides the following services to Consultants and/or Referring Clinicians:
Basic Workplace Amenities
General Marketing & Promotional Services to be able to Operate a Commercial Business, Including but not Limited to
General Corporate Hospitality, Proportionate & Reasonable to the Nature of the Business including
Clinician Advisory Services
Private hospital operators are required to disclose details of certain paid services provided by referring clinicians to private hospital operators in addition to exercising Practising Privileges at that hospital. Please find this information below:
Dr John O’Connell, General Practitioner
Dr O’Connell acts as our GP Advisor and Speaker for GP educational events and for this role we pay a fee of £500 per month.
Dr Robert Townsend & Dr David Partridge, Consultant Microbiologists
We have a contract with UKOMS for infection prevention advice and they employ the services of the above doctors. The fee for this 24 hour support service is £12,000 per annum.
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Please note that this facility and the clinical services provided here is operated as a limited liability partnership between Aspen Healthcare and a group of Consultants.
A total of 13% of the business interests is owned as follows:
|Mr Derek Bickerstaff||trading as||Ryecroft Medical Services Limited||0.87%|
|Mr Alan Gillespie||0.09%|
|Mr Peter Goodfellow||trading as||The Surgical Practice Limited||0.87%|
|Mr Simon Longstaff||0.17%|
|Mr Richard Bryant
Mr David Potter
Mr Mark Davies
Mr Amjid Ali
Mr Alex Anderson
Mr Michael Athanassacopoulos
Mr Chris Blundell
Mr Steve Bostock
Mr Lee Breakwell
Mr Jez Brown
Mr Simon Buckley
Mr Ashley Cole
Mr Andy Hamer
Mr Robert Kerry
Mr Sanjeev Sharma
Mr James Stoddard
Mr Paul Sutton
|trading as||Sheffield Orthopaedics Limited||10.87%|
At the time of incorporation, the value of each 1% equity interest was valued using a specified valuation formula. The formula was based upon the purchase price of Claremont Private Hospital, including the adjacent Convent buildings and land (acquired from previous owners in 2012), less a minority interest discount.