The final report of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
The Competition Commission, a predecessor body of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), started a market investigation into private healthcare in April 2012, which reported in April 2014, immediately after the establishment of the CMA. The final report was published in September 2016. Click here to read the Report.
Within this document the CMA required publication of performance information on private healthcare facilities and consultants, and the provision of information on the fees charged by consultants
Mr. Ross charges £100 for initial consultations for aesthetic procedures. For reconstructive consultations, second opinions and revisionary cases the consultation fees range from £100 – £250 depending on the complexity of the referral. Following surgery Mr. Ross does not charge additional consultation fees other than in the case of oncological / reconstructive follow up. If this is anticipated this will be declared at the time of the initial consultation.
After a consultation Mr. Ross for patients whose expectations are realistic and optimal outcomes achievable Mr. Ross will always give a fixed quote for surgical procedures and patients are informed about the perioperative care and after care package of care.
Mr. Ross has no financial interested in any facility.
Unfortunately in Aesthetic Surgery patients looking to compare prices are rarely aware of the various range of techniques and procedures even for a named procedure. Procedures need to be individualized and can be highly variable depending on the requirements of the individual patient. Complexity of procedures is highly variable and definitive fixed pricing can only be determined after a consultation after discussion about the variety of options and their pros and cons.