HCA and University Hospital of South Manchester: PPU arrangements

The CMA’s decision on whether to review the private patient unit (PPU) arrangements between a private hospital operator and an NHS trust.


CMA's decision


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has decided not to open a review of the PPU arrangements between HCA International Limited and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.

The Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 includes measures to ensure that arrangements between NHS trusts and private hospital operators to operate or manage a PPU can be reviewed by the CMA.

Published 3 July 2015