How we work with our doctors (CMA)

Specific information about our relationship with consultants, including key charges made by Spire and any financial interests in Spire held by referring clinicians are set out below.

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 Spire Healthcare below is required by the Order.

Claremont Private Hospital provides the following services to Consultants and/or Referring Clinicians:

Higher-Value Services

The services provided at Spire Claremont Hospital to referring clinicians and the amounts charged by Spire for those services are set out below:

  • Use of consulting rooms: £18 per hour
  • 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

Low-Value Services

The following low-value services are also provided to referring clinicians with practising privileges at this hospital:

  • General services to ensure clinical safety (eg in-house training, chaperones)
  • Operational services such as patient bookings/admissions (including online booking and payment for consultations), access to a virtual consultation solution, administrative services and billing, and insurance/indemnity cover in respect of NHS patients
  • General marketing support, including production of consultant directories, promotional activities, web profiles etc
  • Basic workplace amenities such as teas/coffees/refreshments, subsidised meals, car parking, stationery.


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

2014 Event Cost
Dec Consultant/GP Christmas party 30 at £25 per head
Apr AGM £100
Sep Consultant/GP Meal 34 @ £20 per head
Jan Consultant/GP Christmas Party 30 @ £25 per head
Feb Consultant/GP Meal 32 @ £25 per head
Jun Consultant/GP Meal 32 @ £50 per head
Dec Rugby Game, Twickenham 3 @ £550 each including travel
Jan Consultant/GP Christmas Party 30 @ £25 per head
Mar Consultant/GP Meal 30 @ £35 per head
Nov Consultant/GP Meal 37 @ £70 per head
Nov Rugby Game, Twickenham 3 @ £521 each including travel
Jan Consultant/GP Christmas party 30 at £25 per head
Nov Rugby Game, Twickenham 4 @ £550 each including travel
Dec Christmas Hampers 13 @£52
Jul Presentation Gift £230
Dec Christmas Hampers 15 @ £160 and 12 @ £68
Dec Christmas Hampers 3 @ £175 and 12 @ £88
Dec Christmas Hampers 3 @ £144 and 12 @ £68


Clinician Advisory Services

Private hospital operators are required to disclose details of certain paid services provided by referring clinicians to private hospitals operators in addition to exercising practising privileges at that hospital. This information can be found on the referring clinician’s individual web page profile on this hospital website or as follows:

Mr Peter Goodfellow is Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at [Claremont Private Hospital]. Their role is to provide senior professional advice to the Hospital Director and Director of Clinical Services in order to support effective medical governance and oversight. They are paid £14,000per annum for this role and are also entitled to receive the following fees for the provision of additional ad hoc services: (i) £750 for chairing a Professional Review Committee; (ii) £200 per hour for attendance at regulatory or other national body meeting (capped at £500); (iii) £500 for each annual medical appraisal undertaken for a doctor designating to Spire for the purposes of revalidation; (iv) £1,000 per annum for undertaking the role of governance lead in addition to MAC Chair; and (v) £200 per hour for the preparation of an independent report (up to a maximum of £500 per report unless otherwise agreed due to complexity) upon request by the Medical Director or Chief Medical Officer. Mr Goodfellow holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

Dr M Wiles & Dr D Doyle have provide pre-operative and improve pre-operative assessment clinics at the hospital. Duties include pre-assessment anaesthetic reviews and are paid £600 per session to provide this service.

Mr D Chan-Lam is retained to provide haematological advice on an ad-hoc basis, the fee for these services is £1000 per month.


Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

Please note that this facility and the clinical services provided here is operated as a limited liability partnership between Spire Healthcare and a group of Consultants.

Equity Interest: A total of 12% of the business interests is owned as follows:

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 Spire Healthcare’s knowledge and belief.