The Board of Trustees of King Edward VII’s Hospital, registered Charity 208944, confirm approval on 12 September 2018 of the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the period to 31 March 2018, upon which the auditors have reported without qualification. Published copy is included on this page and can also be found on the Charity Commission website www.Gov.uk
This year, alongside all organisations with 250 or more employees we are publishing our gender pay gap. The gender pay gap is the difference in average pay between men and women working at King Edward VII’s Hospital. Our report for 2018 is included on this page.
In October 2014 the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014, which requires private hospitals to publish certain information about their referring clinicians. The Order requires private hospitals to disclose certain information relating to referring clinicians which are set out for King Edward VII’s Hospital below:
Low value services
The following low value services are provided to referring clinicians with practising privileges at King Edward VII’s Hospital.
Basic Workplace Amenities:
Higher value services
King Edward VII’s Hospital has consulting suites at 5-10 Beaumont Street, 37 Devonshire Street and The Charterhouse, Weymouth Street which are rented to clinicians on either an annual or sessional basis. Clinicians who rent rooms on an annual basis are charged on a per sq ft basis. Rooms are charged at £25 per hour on a sessional basis.
King Edward VII’s Hospital currently provides secretarial services to a small number of consultants at cost.
Car parking spaces
Minimal car parking spaces are available and are allocated to Consultants at their cost.
King Edward VII’s Hospital has a team of consultants in clinical leadership positions who work with us to ensure the best possible care is provided to our patients. They provide clinical leadership ensuring there are effective clinical governance arrangements and that services are patient centred with a strong focus on safety and effectiveness.
Clinician Financial Interest
Private hospitals are required to disclose the details of any referring clinicians who have a financial interest in the hospital’s facilities, including equipment used there.
As a charity, King Edward VII’s Hospital reinvests all surpluses in new technology, facilities and staff development and there is no outside financial interest from consultants in our facilities or equipment.
We may occasionally invite clinicians to attend seminar events, as a guest or a speaker. These events give clinicians an opportunity to share their specialist expertise and communicate the procedures or treatments that they offer, face-to-face with interested third parties such as referrers and embassy contacts. Events such as these are organised and/or hosted by the marketing and business development team at King Edward VII’s Hospital, and clinicians are not charged to attend.
Events usually take place on our premises.
Due to the time of day when events take place, if the event crosses a mealtime then food and drinks may be provided for attendees. At events not crossing a mealtime then tea, coffee and light refreshments are usually provided.
On occasion, our facilities host or fund group events and may invite doctors who practice at the facility to these events. The cost of these events is carried by the facility.
King Edward VII’s Hospital is an independent hospital with registered charity status. Everything we do supports our core purpose as a charity, reinvesting the surplus we make to improve the healthcare provided to our patients and to veterans of the Armed Forces.
Our Business Practices
At King Edward VII’s Hospital we are proud of our vision to be the leading private hospital in the UK. Our values of professionalism, quality, respect, safety and teamwork reflect our core beliefs. We developed the vision and values through working with our Trustees, management teams and staff, and these beliefs form the basis of all business decisions and relationships we have.
Modern Slavery Statement
King Edward VII’s Hospital welcomes the opportunity to increase transparency and report on our efforts to ensure our supply chain remains free of any offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
King Edward VII’s Hospital condemns any form of modern slavery and human trafficking. We operate a zero tolerance policy to any form of slavery. We are committed to maintaining and enforcing robust and effective systems and controls to prevent slavery within our organisation. As a charitable hospital, we have a duty of care to report any Modern Slavery concerns and raise staff awareness.
King Edward VII’s Hospital is dedicated to best practice in the procurement of goods and services in all areas. As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we have written to our suppliers to inform them of our statutory duty and commitment to comply with the Modern Slavery Act. We expect the same from businesses we work with.
We have undertaken an internal audit of procurement to ensure that we maintain best practice and to ensure that our due diligence systems continue to be robust and effective. We will be assessing our supply chain to ensure that business relationships remain ethical, transparent and fair in line with our values.
In addition to these measures, we will be including a modern slavery clause in our standard terms and conditions for goods and services.
The Hospital has a number of policies which support staff in their roles and with the application of the Act. This includes the Hospital’s Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing Policy, Equality and Diversity Policy and our Recruitment and Selection Policy. We provide training to staff in a number of areas and Safeguarding training is one of the areas included in our extensive programme of Statutory and Mandatory Training, as well as our Corporate Induction programme for new staff which highlight’s the Hospital’s values.
All employees are encouraged to report any potential breaches of our policy and we have safeguards in place for those who do so.