CMA letter to the RNOH on its breach of Private Healthcare Order

Letter to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital about its non-compliance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014.


Letter from CMA to RNOH


CMA wrote to the RNOH regarding a breach of the general prohibition on incentives intended to induce a consultant to refer a patient to a private hospital (Article 14 of the Order). The RNOH arranged an indemnity policy for its consultants. The amount that consultants were required to pay back was much lower than the overall cost of the policy to the RNOH, and therefore they were not required by RNOH to pay it back at a fair market value. This letter sets out the action agreed between the CMA and RNOH to remedy the breaches of the Order. For information on the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 see the case page.

Published 9 November 2018