Dr Michael Fertleman

Consultant Physician


Awarded for his excellence, Dr Fertleman specialises in perioperative care.

Dr Michael Fertleman is a Consultant in General Medicine and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation at St Mary's and Charing Cross Hospitals, London. He specialises in perioperative care, including preoperative assessment, postoperative medical problems and rehabilitation.

He is passionate about teaching, and is a member of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Fertleman has received an Imperial College award for teaching excellence.

Dr Fertleman is the chairman of the medical admissions unit at the Wellington Hospital, which provides GPs with direct access to inpatient facilities for patients suffering from acute medical problems.

Professional background


Dr Fertleman studied pre-clinical medicine at Cambridge University. He took up his clinical studies at Imperial College, London, under a Harmsworth Scholarship.

Services provided to HCA


Dr Fertleman provides medical advisory services for HCA's The Wellington Hospital. In his role, Dr Fertleman leads interactions with hospital medical staff and the hospital leadership team to assist the hospital by providing medical advice and promote high quality, cost effective care.

In his role, he contributes to the strategy, policies and decision making regarding general medicine treatments and advises HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In his role, Dr Fertleman advises on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in the general medicine area.

In addition, he works with medical insurance companies, GPs, other relevant local NHS contacts, and patients to educate and advise on relevant clinical updates to treatments in general medicine available in the facility. Furthermore, he advises on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. He will also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.

HCA UK is charged by doctors in return for their expertise and advice, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care.

All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. From January to December 2017, the total charge was £24,366.

HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments.

The information disclosed on this page in accordance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 is true and accurate to the best of HCA’s knowledge and belief.