North Yorkshire and York PCT and York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Conduct Complaint

Assura East Riding LLP has asked the CCP to assess whether North Yorkshire and York PCT and York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have acted inconsistently with the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition. Assura East Riding LLP has alleged that North Yorkshire and York PCT and York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have failed to act consistently with Principles 1, 2 and 5 in relation to the procurement of an orthopaedics, musculoskeletal clinical assessment, triage and treatment service at a loss-making price.

The CCP is assessing this issue under the conduct and procurement provisions of the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition and will decide whether the conduct of North Yorkshire and York PCT and York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is likely to give rise to an adverse effect on patients or taxpayers.

The CCP would welcome submissions from interested individuals and organisations on any matter relevant to the CCP's assessment of this case under the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition. To submit evidence please use the email address: cases@ccpanel.gsi.gov.uk.

The closing date for initial submissions is 10 October 2011.

Administrative timetable

Event Date
CCP publishes Notice of Acceptance 26 September 2011
Closing date for Phase I submissions 10 October 2011
Deadline for completion of Phase I* 21 November 2011
Deadline for completion of Phase II (if required)** 15 March 2012

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

  • advise that the conduct in question is consistent with the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition; or
  • proceed to a more detailed Phase II investigation.

** Phase II allows the CCP to undertake a more in-depth investigation where this is required to fully assess the matter.

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


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