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