University Hospitals Birmingham / Heart of England merger inquiry

The CMA investigated and cleared the anticipated merger between University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT).

Statutory timetable

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

Phase 1

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.

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.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:

Lasse Burmester
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

lasse.burmester@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Published 29 June 2017
Last updated 18 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Link to NHS Improvement’s advice on patient benefits added.
  2. Full text of the decision published.
  3. Clearance decision announced.
  4. Launch of CMA merger inquiry
  5. First published.