Ofcom case closure: Patientline competition law investigation

Ofcom grounds (14 pages, PDF) for closing its competition law investigation into prices for calls to hospital patients. Ofcom had received complaints from consumers and MPs about the high prices that were being charged for calling the bedside telephone/TV unit of hospital patients.

In July 2005, Ofcom had opened an investigation under Chapters I and II of the Competition Act 1998. Ofcom has now closed that investigation and referred the matter to the Department of Health.

Ofcom's decision to close its investigation appears to be based the following grounds:

Filed under Article 82, Healthcare, Ofcom.

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