The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated merger between University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT).
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|14 September 2017||Decision published|
|30 August 2017||Decision announced|
|4 July 2017||Launch of merger inquiry|
|29 June to 17 July 2017||Invitation to comment|
CMA clearance decision
30 August 2017: The CMA has cleared the anticipated merger between University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT). The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (14.9.17)
- NHSI’s advice on patient benefits is available on its website.
- Press release: Birmingham hospitals merger cleared by CMA (30.8.17)
Launch of merger inquiry
4 July 2017: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
Invitation to comment: Now closed
29 June 2017: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and, if so, whether the creation of that situation may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.
Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 29 June 2017
Updated: 18 September 2017
Opened: 29 June 2017
Closed: 14 September 2017
- Link to NHS Improvement’s advice on patient benefits added.
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Launch of CMA merger inquiry
- First published.