Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014

The order provides measures on benefits, incentive schemes and better information for patients.



This order was made under the market investigations provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002.

The order includes:

  • measures on benefits and incentive schemes provided to referring clinicians by private hospital operators
  • measures to increase the availability of information to patients on both consultant fees and the performance of consultants and private hospitals
  • the ability for the CMA to review future arrangements where private hospital operators team up with NHS private patient units (PPUs) and to ban any that might substantially lessen competition