How we work with our doctors (CMA)

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.

Claremont 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 Claremont consultant speaker
  • Promotional items including branded post-it notes, pens, mousemats etc

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

2014 Event Cost
17-Dec Consultant/GP Christmas party 30 at £25 per head
20-Apr AGM £100
24-Sep Consultant/GP Meal 34 @ £20 per head
09-Jan Consultant/GP Christmas Party 30 @ £25 per head
25-Feb Consultant/GP Meal 32 @ £25 per head
30-Jun Consultant/GP Meal 32 @ £50 per head
03-Dec Rugby Game, Twickenham 3 @ £550 each including travel
07-Jan Consultant/GP Christmas Party 30 @ £25 per head
30-Mar Consultant/GP Meal 30 @ £35 per head
16-Nov Consultant/GP Meal 37 @ £70 per head
18-Nov Rugby Game, Twickenham 3 @ £521 each including travel
06-Jan Consultant/GP Christmas party 30 at £25 per head
10-Nov Rugby Game, Twickenham 4 @ £550 each including travel
Dec Christmas Hampers 13 @£52
08-Jul Presentation Gift £230
Dec Christmas Hampers 15 @ £160 and 12 @ £68
Dec Christmas Hampers 3 @ £175 and 12 @ £88

Higher-Value Services

  • All Consultants with Practising Privileges who use sessional outpatient room space are issued a Consulting Room Licence. The cost per hour for utilising rooms is £18 per hour at Claremont.
  • Where Consultants utilise fixed space within the facility (i.e. not on a sessional basis) this is charged to the Consultant under an Accommodation Agreement at £10/sqft/annum

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 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.

Equity Interest:

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%


Valuation Methodology – 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.

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.