Merger of Croydon PCT's provider services arm and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust

Croydon PCT is proposing to transfer its provider services arm (Croydon Community Health Services) to Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust.

Consistent with its interim merger guidelines the CCP will examine the costs and benefits of the proposed merger in order to ascertain whether it is consistent with Principles 9 and 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 community health services in Croydon or a wider area.

The CCP welcomes submissions in writing from interested individuals and organisations on this issue or on any other matter relevant to the CCP's assessment of this transaction under the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition. To make a submission please email

The closing date for submissions is 5 March 2010.

Administrative timetable

Event Date
CCP publishes Notice of Acceptance 19 February 2010
Closing date for Phase 1 submissions 5 March 2010
Deadline for completion of Phase 1 * 20 April 2010***
Deadline for completion of Phase 2 (if required)** 12 August 2010

* At the end of Phase 1, the CCP will either:

  • recommend that the merger be allowed to proceed, or
  • recommend that the merger be allowed to proceed subject to measures agreed with the parties that address concerns identified by the CCP during Phase 1, or
  • proceed to a more detailed Phase 2 investigation.

** Phase 2 allows the CCP to conduct a more in-depth investigation where this is required to fully assess a merger.

*** The report was completed and provided to the Department of Health by this date, although it has been posted to the web site later due to the election period.

NB. This timetable will be updated as required during the course of the inquiry.

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