In October 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (the "CMA") published the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 (the "Order") following its investigation into the private healthcare industry. The Order imposed requirements on private hospital operators to disclose certain information in relation to referring clinicians (as defined by the Order) for the benefit of patients. Full details about the investigation and the Order can be found on the CMA web page. The information provided by Didsbury MSK Limited (the Spire company running the OrthTeam Centre) below is required by the Order.
The services provided at The OrthTeam Centre to referring clinicians and the amounts charged by Didsbury MSK Limited (the Spire company running the OrthTeam Centre) for those services are set out below:
The following “low-value” services are also provided to referring clinicians with practising privileges at this facility:
2023 - Liverpool Football Club provided complimentary tickets and hospitality for 4 people, for the Liverpool v Tottenham game on Sunday 30 April 2023. The value of the hospitality was £635 per person. Attendees included consultants and staff.
2022 - Rugby League World Cup provided a complimentary table and tickets for 8 people, for the men and women’s final on Saturday 19 November 2022. The value of the hospitality was £745 per person. Attendees included staff and consultants.
2021 - Sale Sharks provided a complimentary table and tickets for 10 people (attendees included consultants and staff) at the following games:
Private hospital operators are required to disclose details of referring clinicians practising at their facilities, who have a share or financial interest in those facilities or any equipment used there. Some clinicians may own shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc, which were acquired either at the admission price or through trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Clinicians with relevant shares and/or financial interests are disclosed below.
Private hospital operators are required to disclose details of certain paid services provided by referring clinicians to private hospitals operators in addition to exercising practising privileges at that hospital, as follows:
OrthTeam Didsbury Limited provides consultancy services to Didsbury MSK Limited in relation to the management/development of the business of The OrthTeam Centre (a company in the Spire group) for a fee of £500 per hour. The total fee for these services from January-December 2022 was £96,900 (161.5 hours). The following clinicians are shareholders of OrthTeam Didsbury Limited:
The following are directors and shareholders of OrthTeam Didsbury Limited which provides consultancy services to Didsbury MSK Limited: