Hospital compliance

In October 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014. This requires private hospitals to publish certain information about their referring clinicians. We take compliance with the order seriously, and the required information is included below.

Bupa Cromwell Hospital has a number of consulting rooms within the hospital premises, which are available to any referring clinician with practicing privileges (PPs). We also provide access to secretarial services to those with PPs.

The charges for consulting rooms and secretarial services are listed below. Note that both are available by the half hour as well as the hour. See table 1 below.

Bupa Cromwell Hospital also offers to collect professional fees on behalf of referring clinicians. This service is available to all clinicians with PPs at the Hospital at an administration fee of 4% of each patient professional fee charged + VAT.

Table 1 – Charges for consulting Rooms and Secretarial Services effective 1 March 2019.

Consulting rooms

Charge per hour

£20 plus VAT

 

Charge per 1/2 hour

£10 plus VAT

   

Secretarial services

Charge per hour

£16.67 plus VAT

 

Charge per 1/2 hour

£8.34

The following are provided to referring clinicians with practising privileges at Bupa Cromwell Hospital:

  • We provide consultants with a range of services to ensure patient safety and clinical quality. These include access to a safe clinical environment, IT systems, Hospital policies & procedures (including Practice Privileges), mandatory training modules (eg safeguarding, competent staff), and a multidisciplinary team setup for all clinical areas. All equipment for consultants’ use is regularly maintained.
  • We also ensure the support of our Medical Advisory Board and Clinical Directors, and monitor the professional and clinical documentation to ensure this is in place via dedicated admin support. Scope of practice is also monitored and we offer a strong governance process with all incidents and complaints captured via the Datix system.
  • Consultants benefit from the support of our dedicated GP Liaison team (who promote consultants with the GP audience across London), and a Consultant Development Lead who monitors the support network for consultants, from ‘on-boarding’ to ongoing communication and aiding clinic development.
  • Tea, coffee, refreshments and stationery. Limited parking on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Administrative services to process appointment booking and patient admissions.
  • General clinical services including room provision for Multidisciplinary Team meetings.
  • Marketing support, including speaking opportunities at GP events, print and online articles, inclusion in the hospital’s Consultant Directory.

Event

Date

Guests

Cost per person

Medical advisory board gift

December 2018

14

£125

Christmas reception

December 2018

188

£230

Private hospitals are required to disclose the details of any referring clinicians who have a financial interest in the hospital’s facilities, including equipment used there. 

We confirm that no consultants have a financial interest in Bupa Cromwell Hospital’s facilities or equipment. 

Medical advisory board (MAB)

Name of referring clinician

Role

Payments made 2018

Dr Brian O’Connor

Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board

Chairman of the Practice Privilege Governance Committee

£0

Summary of duties performed

Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board, co-ordinating advice and support to the Hospital Director of Bupa Cromwell Hospital by contributing to effective clinical governance and direction so ensuring that Bupa Cromwell Hospital provides the safest and highest quality of care to its patients.

Serves on the Practice Privileges Governance Committee advising the Hospital Director of Bupa Cromwell Hospital on matters in relation to Consultants, Good Medical Practice and the Practice Privileges Policy.

Name of referring clinician

Role

Payments made 2018

Dr Michael Anderson

Co-opted member of the Practice Privilege Governance Committee

£10,000

Summary Duties performed 
Serves on the Practice Privileges Governance Committee advising the Hospital Director of Bupa Cromwell Hospital on matters in relation to Consultants, Good Medical Practice and the Practice Privileges Policy.

Name of referring clinician

Role

Payments made 2018

Dr Jamal S Karwan

Clinical Director for General Practice

£15,000

Dr Michael Markiewicz 

Clinical Director for Paediatrics

£2,500

Dr Brian O’Connor

Clinical Director for Medical Services

£0

Mr David Peterson

Clinical Director 
for Surgery

£15,000

Dr Nick Plowman

Clinical Director 
for Oncology

£0

Professor Philip MacCarthy

Clinical Director 
for Cardiology

£15,000

Dr Michael King

Clinical Director 
for Diagnostics

£15,000

Dr Umeer Waheed

Clinical Director 
for AICU

£15,000

Dr Christopher Walker

Clinical Director 
for Anaesthesia

£15,000

Summary Duties performed 

Clinical Directors provide advice and support to the Hospital Director of Bupa Cromwell Hospital by contributing to effective clinical governance and direction, so ensuring that Bupa Cromwell Hospital provides the safest and highest quality of care to its patients.

Gamma knife centre

Summary of duties performed

To develop and lead an internationally recognised centre in the delivery of Gamma Knife Radio surgery. Participate in the Multidisciplinary team meetings, clinical audits and outcomes.

Name of referring clinician

Role

Payments made 2018

Professor Christer Lindquist

Co-director

£95,331

Professor Bodo Lippitz

Co-director

£0

Multidisciplinary teams (MDT)

Summary Duties performed 

Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) Clinical Chair coordinates clinical advice from the MDT to ensure the safest and highest quality of care for patients at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital.

Name of referring clinician

Role

Payments made 2018

Dr John Costello

Clinical chair lung

£10,000

Mr David Peterson

Clinical chair neurology

£4166.65

Dr Ra’ad A Shakir

Clinical chair neurology

£405

Professor Robert Leonard

Clinical chair breast

£5,000

Mr Michael Dinneen

Clinical chair prostate

£10,000

Dr Charless Lowdell

Clinical chair gastrointestinal

£0

Mr Fausto Palazzo

Clinical chair endocrine

£10,000

Dr Iqbal Malik

Clinical chair heart

£0

Mr Ahmed R Ahmed 

Clinical chair bariatrics

£10,000

Mr Paul Harnett 

Clinical chair musculosketal

£3,750

Appraisers

To appraise consultants whose responsible organisation is Bupa Cromwell Hospital.

Name of referring clinician

Role

Payments made 2018

Mr David Peterson

Appraiser

£1,600

Dr Romana Kuchai

Appraiser

£14,400

Dr Michael Markievicz

Appraiser

£2,400

Clinical leads

Name of referring clinician

Role

Payments made 2018

Summary of duties performed

Dr John Costello

Drug and therapeutic

£5,000

Drugs & Therapeutic Clinical Chair coordinates clinical advice from the D & T committee to ensure the safest and highest quality of care for patients at Bupa Cromwell Hospital.

Dr David Feuer

Palliative care

£15,000

Providing assistance with advice and support for EOLC (end of life care) for Bupa Cromwell Hospital patients.

Mr Giles Davies

Rapid access breast services

£23,600

Providing assistance with advice and support for Rapid Access Breast Services at Bupa Cromwell Hospital.

Dr Brian O’Connor

INR

£0

INR Clinical Lead coordinates clinical advice from the INR service to ensure the safest and highest quality of care for patients at Bupa Cromwell Hospital. 

Dr Angus Kennedy

Adult safeguarding

£0

Providing assistance with advice and support for Adult Safeguarding at Bupa Cromwell Hospital.

Dr Darvinder Sharma

Clinical Safety Officer

£0

Providing assistance with advice and support for the CSO/CCIO services at Bupa Cromwell Hospital. 

On call services

Summary of duties performed

To provide emergency advice and treatment as applicable to patients referred to, or in Bupa Cromwell Hospital.

Name

Role

Payments made 2018

Prof Philip MacCarthy

Cardiology on call

£3,400

Dr Rodney Foale

Cardiology on call

£3,200

Dr Iqbal Malik

Cardiology on call

£4,100

Dr Asif Qasim

Cardiology on call

£0

Dr Raffi Kaprielian

Cardiology on call

£0

Dr Jonathan Byrne

Cardiology on call

£0

Dr Narbeh Melikian

Cardiology on call

£1,900

Dr Piers Clifford

Cardiology on call

£3,000

Dr John Costello

Medicine on call

£3,200

Dr Anne Mier

Medicine on call

£2,800

Dr Brian O’Connor

Medicine on call

£0

Dr Suveer Singh

Medicine on call

£8,000

Dr Nida Chammas

Medicine on call

£6,300

Dr Michael Markiewicz

Paediatrics on call

£1,100

Dr Sophie Rosseneu

Paediatrics on call

£4,800

Dr John P O’Connell

Paediatrics on call

£0

Dr Wathik Alsaud

Paediatrics on call

£1,150

Dr Ajay Desai

Paediatrics on call

£2,900

Dr Akash Deep

Paediatrics on call

£4,350

Dr Charles Stewart

Paediatrics on call

£4,200

Dr Nagi Barakat 

Paediatrics on call

£7,800

Dr Yiannis Ioannou

Paediatrics on call

£4,400

Dr Christopher Walker

Adult anaesthetics on call

£1,700

Dr Marco Scaramuzzi

Adult anaesthetics on call

£10,950

Dr Imran Mohammad

Adult anaesthetics on call

£22,750

Dr Hanif Meeran

Adult anaesthetics on call

£7,930

Dr Clare O’Connor

Adult anaesthetics on call

£8,100

Dr Francesca Rubulotta

Adult anaesthetics on call

£23,700

Mr Ahmed R Ahmed

Surgery on call

£0

Mr Amin Haji

Surgery on call

£3,800

Professor Nadey Hakim

Surgery on call

£5,400

Dr Wayel Jasem

Surgery on call

£0

Mr Bijendra Patel

Surgery on call

£0

Mr Evangelos Efthimiou

Surgery on call

£1,600

Mr Aamir Khan

Surgery on call

£800

Mr Rajiv Vashisht

Surgery on call

£0

Dr Andrew Palmer

Renal on call

£13,700

Mr Jack Gifford

Renal on call

£4,550

Dr Darryl Hampson-Evans

Paediatrics anaesthetics on call

£5,800

Dr Robin Sutherland

Paediatric anaesthetics on call

£1,050

Dr Joanne Norman

Paediatric anaesthetics on call

£6,050

Dr Mark Sarrar

Paediatric  anaesthetics on call

£0

Dr Richard Johnson

Paediatric anaesthetics on call

£0

Dr Mauro Arrica 

Paediatric anaesthetics on call

£0