LaingBuisson Data Tools

Delivering data, analysis and insight you can trust


Cloud-based tools providing interrogation, visualisation and export of datasets

The LaingBuisson data team maintains an SQL data warehouse with a wide range of datasets from multiple markets, curating the data by collecting, cleansing it and linking it.  Sources include public sources, Freedom of Information requests and APIs as well as original research from surveys and our own time series of data built up over many years.

Our tools enable clients to analyse the data, present it visually in dashboards and charts and export it to combine it with their own data.  We can offer APIs to integrate with client’s own systems and proprietary data.


Real-time information on the CQC’s Fundamental Standards of Quality and Safety with analysis of care home performance in real-time, for marketing, planning, benchmarking and strategy, combining accurate information with flexible searches and exportable data.  CareMonitor allows granular data searches using over 20 fields (including owner, sector, council, size of home, client type, etc) with further analysis facilitated by Excel. This enables you to see how care services are performing against the average and against one another, and customised searches can be downloaded directly to your own reports and presentations. It is linked in real-time to the CQC and other public databases as well as LaingBuisson’s database so it is always the most up to date and accurate, and is checked and verified by data analysts who constantly cleanse the data.

£1,250 + VAT



The latest, enhanced version of CareSearch provides real-time operational, contact and financial information on care homes and care home groups across the United Kingdom. Whether you are a care home operator undertaking competitor analysis, a business transfer agent or valuer, a commissioner looking to make a placement, an academic undertaking research, an investor looking for market information, or even a regulator looking for easier ways to access and interrogate the data that regulatory bodies publish, the latest version of CareSearch is an effective information solution for the care home market. CareSearch gives real time access to all CQC data, other public domain data and additional LaingBuisson information, cross checked and augmented by our in-house data analysts.


£2,750 + VAT


Care Directory, first introduced in 2017, entered service as an electronic format replacement for the directory of providers of health and social care services which was previously published in hard copy as an appendix to LaingBuisson’s annual Healthcare Market Review. LaingBuisson is currently developing an enhanced product with continually updated data and greatly expanded functionality, and therefore Care Directory is not currently available for purchase. This enhanced product will provide details of every group and individual service registered with CQC across the full range of health and care services in England, and the equivalent in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Additionally, at group level, details of senior management and private equity investors will be available. The provisional launch date for the new Care Directory is Spring 2022.


LaingBuisson also offers bespoke data consulting – we can assemble a dataset for a client by acquiring the data from public sources (we can scrape websites, use optical character recognition to scan documents and other methods), curate it by cleansing the data so it is accurate, and link it so it can be searched.  We can then add incremental data from our own proprietary sources or from client’s own data.  In addition, our in-house software development team can build dashboard and data visualisation tools that enable clients to add to and maintain datasets themselves for analysis or to create bespoke reports.

To discuss your project requirements and for a no-obligation call or meeting please contact:

William Laing’s office
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7841 0042


LaingBuisson is the chosen provider of independent sector healthcare market data to the UK Government’s Office for National Statistics.









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