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Medical practitioners: advice on competition law

Advice for medical practitioners in private practice on how competition law applies to their work.

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Private medical practitioners: information on competition law

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Medical practitioners who work in private practice must make sure that they don’t break competition law. Certain agreements between practitioners to agree fee rates or share sensitive information can result in higher healthcare costs, which can have a harmful impact on patients.

These short summaries explain how competition law applies to medical practitioners in private practice and how certain ways of working together in groups can risk breaking the law.

Published 3 December 2015