CMA Compliance

In October 2014 the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order following its investigation into the private healthcare industry. The order placed requirements on private hospitals to disclose required information in relation to referring clinicians for the benefit of patients. Full details about the Order can be found on the CMA web page.


The Chelmsford Private Day Surgery Hospital provides the following services to Consultants and/or Referring Clinicians:

Low-value services

General services

  • Provided to ensure clinical safety, including in-house training such as Basic, Immediate and Advanced Life Support training.
  • Operational services to ensure a smooth patient pathway as part of normal business such as patient admission, administrative and billing.
  • Insurance and indemnity cover in respect of the treatment of national health service (NHS) patients


Basic workplace amenities

  • Including tea and coffee
  • Subsidised meals on-site to the extent that they are available to staff and persons working at the facility generally
  • Stationary to the extent that they are available to staff and persons working at the facility generally
  • Mail and post-room services to the extent that they are available to staff and persons working at the facility generally


General marketing and promotional services to be able to operate a commercial business, including but not limited to;

  • Production of consultant directories
  • Production of marketing material and literature, including GP and direct to patient mailers
  • Production of advertisements and media placements to promote the services of the business
  • GP educational evenings or lunches with a consultant speaker from The Chelmsford.
  • Live surgery training events for Cosmetic Consultants
  • Open evenings for patient education


General corporate hospitality, proportionate and reasonable to the nature of the business including;

Monthly Sponsorship of GP practice meetings £100 p/m
Golf Day 3 x consultants June 2018 £438



Higher-value services

  • All Consultants with practicing privileges who use sessional outpatient room space are issued a Consulting Room License. The cost per hour for Consultants utilising rooms is £15 Monday-Friday and £20 Saturday. For GP’s and Allied Health Professionals the cost per hour is £12 Monday-Friday and £15 Saturday. Medico Legal appointments are charged at £20 per hour.
  • Where Consultants utilise fixed space within the facility (i.e. not on a sessional basis) this is charged to the Consultant depending on the use and procedure and associated requirements. This is at what we believe to be fair market value (FMV) and we have employed Laing & Buisson to complete an external audit to ensure our FMV calculation is correct. 


Clinical advisory services

Dr Louise Teare, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist

A contract is in place for Clinical and Infection Prevention Control. The Chelmsford pays a fee of £500 per month for this 24 hour service.


Occupational Health Therapist

A contract is in place to support The Chelmsford with new starters and staff reviews. The Chelmsford pays a fee of £50 per member of staff for this service and it is provided by Katherine Packer  –  KSP Workplace Matters Ltd