Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations v CMA [Archived]
Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations v CMA [Archived]

The following Competition guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations v CMA [Archived]
  • Case facts
  • Timeline
  • Commentary
  • Related cases

CASE HUB

ARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 29 April 2015; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

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Appeal subsequently lodged at the Court of Appeal

Outline Appeal by the Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations against the CMA’s final decision in the private healthcare market investigation (CAT case number 1230/6/12/14). The CAT issued its judgment on 29/04/2015.

Parties The Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations (FIPO). The FIPO represents the majority of medical organisations in the UK and thus their consultant members in private practice.

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

Markets Privately funded healthcare services in the UK, including both independent private hospitals and private patient units in NHS hospitals.

The private healthcare market was the subject of a CMA market investigation, which resulted in the CMA identifying a number of competition concerns and resulted in the CMA ordering a number of remedies, including:
• the divestment by HCA of either the London Bridge and Princess Grace hospitals or the Wellington hospital (including the Wellington Hospital Platinum Medical Centre),
• measures to ensure