Guiding you through NHS Competition Regulation
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NHS competition rules don't have to tie your organisation in knots. We provide clear advice in simple language that allows you to execute your strategy with minimal risk of competition problems.
Where your organisation is suffering from unfair behaviour, we can help find effective solutions, quickly and quietly, that maintain your working relationships with others in the health economy.
Since starting in July 2013, Aldwych Partners has advised on Acute, Mental Health and pathology mergers as well as helping NHS, independent and third sector organisations address patient choice, procurement and competition concerns.
Prior to joining Aldwych Partners, Andrew was the inaugural Director of the Cooperation and Competition Panel (CCP), now part of Monitor.
While at the CCP, Andrew reviewed numerous mergers, competition complaints and procurement disputes, and developed the methodologies now used by Monitor to assess anti-competitive behaviour and merger benefits.
Andrew has also been Senior Director, Inquiries at the UK Competition Commission where he led numerous merger and market investigations, and more recently, he managed several business units for the European business of McKesson, a US healthcare IT firm.
Andrew regularly blogs on competition and healthcare issues at www.nhs-competition.regulation.net.
As the Inquiries Director at the CCP Nick advised applicants on the regulator's process, systems and how to comply with information requests.
As a Business and Remedies Adviser at the UK Competition Commission Nick was responsible for matching legal remedies with commercial practice that might promote the benefits of a transaction.
Nick also has experience supporting executive teams needing resource to engage with the demands of regulated transactions. Nick is familiar with developing healthcare IT systems in the area of web portal applications, business intelligence, and clinical decision support and is a qualified barrister and solicitor in New Zealand.
Formerly Head of Merger Economics at the Office of Fair Trading for ten years, Adrian was involved in more than 500 merger cases.
He was also closely involved in the development of merger policy at the OFT. Prior to the OFT Adrian was a Director at PwC specialising in strategy, policy and economic analysis.
Adrian has significant experience analysing the competition effects of a merger and evaluating the available economic evidence in order to present the strongest arguments in front of the competition regulators. Adrian also offers training and coaching for staff seeking to develop their competition expertise.
Articles by Adrian on merger control can be found at www.adrianpayneconsulting.com