Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust are proposing to merge.
Consistent with its merger guidelines, the CCP will examine the costs and benefits of the proposed merger of these NHS organisations to patients and taxpayers, in order to ascertain whether the transaction is consistent with Principle 10 of the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition. In doing so, the CCP will consider the effect of the transaction on patient choice and competition for hospital and community based health services in North London, Hertfordshire and any other relevant surrounding areas.
The CCP welcomes submissions in writing from interested individuals and organisations on this issue or any other matter relevant to the CCP's assessment of this transaction under the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition. To submit evidence please use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for initial submissions is 6 March 2013.
Notice of Acceptance (20/02/13) [184 KB]
|CCP publishes Notice of Acceptance||20 February 2013|
|Closing date for Phase I submissions||6 March 2013|
|Deadline for completion of Phase I *||19 April 2013|
|Deadline for completion of Phase II (if required) **||13 August 2013|
* At the end of Phase I, the CCP will either:
** Phase II allows the CCP to conduct a more in-depth investigation where this is required to fully assess a merger.
NB. This timetable will be updated as required during the course of the inquiry.