Merger of NHS Hillingdon's provider services arm and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Hillingdon's provider services arm (Hillingdon Community Health) is proposing to merge with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

The CCP has carried out a preliminary assessment using the screens set out in its fast-track guidelines. This assessment indicates that the transactions are likely to be consistent with the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition. Our Notice of Acceptance (available below) provides more detail on the screening tests that we consider are satisfied at this stage of our review.

The CCP will now finalise its assessment on the consistency of the transactions with the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition and will produce a short-form report. If analysis or submissions from interested individuals or organisations indicate that the merger is not suitable for the fast-track procedure then a Phase I review will be initiated.

The CCP welcomes submissions in writing from interested individuals and organisations on whether this merger is appropriate for its fast-track procedure or any other issue or matter relevant to the CCP’s assessment of this transaction under the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition. To submit evidence, please reply to the email address: cases@ccpanel.gsi.gov.uk.

The closing date for submissions is 6 October 2010.

Administrative timetable

Event Date
CCP publishes Notice of Acceptance* 24 September 2010
Closing date for submissions 6 October 2010
Deadline for completion of fast-track report** 7 October 2010

* From 1 October 2010 the revised Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition will apply. However, we will consider this application for CCP review under the version of the Principles and Rules valid on the date of the Notice of Acceptance for this case.

** At the end of the fast-track procedure, the CCP will complete a short-form report containing its advice on the consistency of this transaction with Principles 9 and / or 10 of the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition.

NB. Where analysis indicates that the merger is not suitable for review pursuant to the fast-track procedure, the CCP will update this web page and begin its Phase I analysis.


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