Media Centre

LaingBuisson’s Media Centre features our press releases, insights and media mentions for our event launches, published reports and appointments.

  • Private health cover market tops £6 billion in 2020
    LaingBuisson has today launched the 17th edition of Health Cover UK Market Report. The value of the UK private health cover market reached an estimated £6,173m in 2020 (2019: £6,073m), helping to pay for private medical treatment, health cash plan benefits and dental treatments.. The...…
  • LaingBuisson Social Care Conference mentioned in Social Care Today
    A controversial moment at the LaingBuisson Social Care Conference that took place in London on 15th June, is the subject of an article in Social Care Today. In the article, Social care commentator and former public services editor of the Guardian, David Brindle, makes the...…
  • Retirement housing market rebounds following lockdowns
    LaingBuisson has published the second edition of its Retirement Housing UK Market Report. This is the first edition published following the Covid pandemic and deals with the issues that are important in this market which, anecdotally, has rebounded well following difficulties during the lockdowns. The...…
  • LaingBuisson Self-Pay Report mentioned in the Guardian
    LaingBuisson's Private Healthcare Self-Pay UK Market Report is featured in an article in the Guardian newspaper. The article discusses the Report's findings that show that growing numbers of Britons are paying for private medical treatment because of record delays in access to NHS care. Read...…
  • LaingBuisson health market analysis research features in the Guardian
    LaingBuisson's latest research on the role of private providers in the mental health care sector is featured in an article in the Guardian newspaper. The article reveals that the NHS is paying £2bn a year to private hospitals to care for mental health patients because...…
  • LaingBuisson Self-Pay Report referenced in the Telegraph
    LaingBuisson's Private Healthcare Self-Pay UK Market Report is featured in an article in the Telegraph newspaper. The article refers to the Report's findings that a record number of cancer patients are paying for private chemotherapy. primarily as the result of long NHS waiting times. Read...…
  • Demand for self-funded private healthcare positive in face of economic uncertainty
    The third edition of LaingBuisson’s Private Healthcare Self-Pay UK Market report has been launched today. It shows a market where, despite wider macro-economic uncertainty, there remains real and evidenced growth. There are concerns that as a result of economic uncertainty created by Brexit and also...…
  • Covid recovery and social care reforms – where next for care homes?
    The 32nd edition of LaingBuisson’s Care Homes for Older People UK Market Report is indispensable reading for advisors, investors, commissioners, policymakers and service providers involved in this dynamic and changing market. Read together with Homecare and Supported Living UK Market Report and Retirement Housing UK...…
  • Consumer confidence key to a positive recovery in self-pay healthcare
    The fourth edition of LaingBuisson’s Private Healthcare Self-Pay UK Market Report has been launched today. It shows a continuing growth in interest in private healthcare in the face of NHS waiting lists. The trend towards greater spending on health and wellbeing, first identified by LaingBuisson...…
  • Public policy, not pandemic, is what counts for social care, says leading market commentator
    LaingBuisson has today published the 5th edition of its respected Adult Specialist Care UK Market Report. The report focuses on the social care market for adults under the age of 65, and particularly residential care and supported living. In addition to LaingBuisson's proprietary research, it...…
  • Private hospitals and clinics and the green shoots of post-Covid recovery
    LaingBuisson have issued the 7th edition of their Private Acute Healthcare UK Market Report. The first edition of this report to be issued since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, it paints a picture of where the market was immediately prior to the start of...…
  • LaingBuisson launches the 33rd edition of its respected UK Healthcare Market Review
    Sponsor: Avison Young LaingBuisson has published the 33rd edition of its authoritative UK Healthcare Market Review. The Review offers a comprehensive overview of the latest data available on the key sectors of the UK independent healthcare and social care sectors. Written and edited in summer...…
  • Homecare and Supported Living – social care ‘Cinderella’ or rising star?
    LaingBuisson has launched the 4th edition of its respected Homecare and Supported Living UK Market Report. The fully-updated report looks at how this market has fared and developed through the past 18 months which have been marked by the Covid-19 pandemic. It also reflects on...…
  • Demand still grows for agency staff in the NHS and social care
    LaingBuisson has launched the 5th edition of its Healthcare Recruitment UK Market Report In this report, written during the coronavirus pandemic, LaingBuisson estimate the temporary healthcare workforce and recruitment market to be worth £4.32 billion, with the NHS accounting for 70% of the market and...…
  • The best year for some time… and then Covid. LaingBuisson publishes report on the Central London Independent Hospital market
    LaingBuisson has published the 7th edition of its Private Acute Healthcare Central London Market Report. The new report looks at the state of the market in the run up to the Covid-19 pandemic, calendar 2019 being the latest period for which complete data is available,...…
  • Has Covid-19 brought about a sustainable Digital Revolution in UK Healthcare?
    LaingBuisson has today launched the 2nd edition of its Digital Health UK Market Report. Written in the second half of 2020, the report is the most up to date report on the digital health market, taking on board the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on...…
  • Not waiting for god. Opportunity lies in a diverse retirement housing market
    LaingBuisson has launched the first edition of its Retirement Housing UK Market Report. The report covers age-exclusive downsizer housing, retirement living and housing with care. Together, LaingBuisson estimate that in 2019 the Gross Development Value of new build retirement housing was £2.5 billion, plus an...…
  • Adult Specialist Care market robust in the face of Covid-19
    LaingBuisson has published the 4th edition of its industry standard Adult Specialist Care UK Market Report. Written in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, the report reveals a sector that has stood up well to the challenges presented by Covid-19. While the costs of...…
  • Coronavirus accelerates demand for wellbeing cover
    LaingBuisson has today launched the 16th edition of Health Cover UK Market Report. Completed during the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, the report shows a health cover market well placed to offer ‘on demand’ remote wellbeing services to customers following recent developments by insurers....…
  • Investment in the time of Covid
    LaingBuisson has published the first edition of its Investing in Healthcare and Real Estate Report. Published to coincide with our Investing in Healthcare and Real Estate conference, the report is a compendium of the best in thought leadership in the sector and is key reading...…
  • UK Diagnostics market is worth £7 billion. Why do our testing programmes lag behind those of other Western counties?
    Leading healthcare sector analysts, LaingBuisson, have published the first edition of their Diagnostics UK Market Report. Written in the run up to the Coronavirus crisis, the report gives a picture of this high value, growing market in its normal steady state. While Coronavirus will necessarily...…
  • Could the Coronavirus force change in the Homecare and Supported Living Market?
    Sponsor: Addleshaw Goddard LaingBuisson has today published the third edition of its Homecare and Supported Living UK Market Report Covering the market as it was in 2019, the report was completed in late March 2020, just as the UK was going into lockdown because of...…
  • LaingBuisson launches IMTJ Medical Travel Summit and Awards 2020
    Industry-leading event heads for Madrid, September 22-24, 2020 … bringing together key opinion leaders and senior executives to explore the future of the developing medical travel sector. The IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2020 will take place in Madrid, Spain from September 22nd to 24th 2020...…
  • ‘The Independent’ reports on LaingBuisson’s UK Self-Pay UK Market Report
    LaingBuisson’s comprehensive report into the UK’s private self-pay market has been widely quoted in a recently published article by The Independent. Citing the report throughout the article, Health Correspondent Shaun Lintern explores the factors behind the growth in the self-pay market for private healthcare treatment. LaingBuisson forecasts that the self-pay market for operations will continue to grow from £1.1bn in 2018 to £1.3bn by 2021, …
  • New LaingBuisson report casts light on the best practices within population health globally
    LaingBuisson have launched the first edition of Population Health Management global market report in association with McGrigor Group. This insightful report looks at how population health is managed in different regions and countries around the world, studying the solutions that are adopted to promote overall...…
  • Nine out of ten medical tourists would recommend treatment abroad to a relative or friend
    The first edition of LaingBuisson’s IMTJ Medical Tourist Survey highlights the positive experiences of patients who have opted to travel abroad for treatment. In a survey of over 1,000 medical tourists, nine out of ten would recommend treatment abroad to a relative or friend. The...…
  • Care Homes for Older People – a tale of two markets
    LaingBuisson has today published the 30th edition of its much-respected, industry-leading report, Care Homes for Older People UK Market Report. The value of the UK care homes market (residential and nursing care) was £16.5 billion in the year to March 2019, equivalent to around 1%...…
  • NHS shortcomings drive growth in self-funded private healthcare
    The second edition of LaingBuisson’s Private Healthcare Self-Pay UK Market Report highlights the growth of self-funded private healthcare, driven by NHS waiting lists, demand management by Clinical Commissioning groups (CCGs) and a more consumer focused private healthcare sector. The new report examines a £1.1 billion...…
  • Private acute healthcare sector searches for new customer demand
    Private acute healthcare sector searches for new customer demand through service development, diversification, and innovative care delivery. The sixth edition of LaingBuisson’s Private Acute Healthcare UK Market Report has been launched today. The UK market for private acute medical care in hospitals and clinics was...…
  • Will the mental health market continue to grow?
    The UK market for independent mental health hospitals grew by 4.1 per cent to £1.8 billion in calendar 2018. LaingBuisson has launched the fourth edition of their respected Mental Health Hospitals UK Market Report Growth is projected to take the market value to £2.3 billion...…
  • Is the trend for cosmetic surgery changing?
    LaingBuisson has launched the first edition of its Cosmetic Surgery Market Report, with new insights into procedures, prices, internet search analytics and investor activity. The report covers cosmetic surgery, non-surgical cosmetic treatment and cosmetic dentistry and shows that the cosmetic surgery market has grown little...…
  • Market-leading review of the UK healthcare sector launched
    LaingBuisson has published the 31st edition of its authoritative UK Healthcare Market Review. As the chosen provider of independent healthcare market data to the UK Government’s Office for National Statistics, LaingBuisson contributes market data that is in turn submitted to the OECD, WHO and Eurostat...…
  • Is the future of healthcare digital?
    LaingBuisson has today launched the first edition of its Digital Health UK Market Report. Uniquely for LaingBuisson, the report focuses on the NHS. This is because the NHS is the dominant buyer in the UK’s £5 billion healthcare IT and digital market, with the private...…
  • Children’s services and special education market grows under pressure of demand
    The fourth edition of LaingBuisson’s Children’s Services UK Market Report has been published today. This comprehensive report covers special education, foster care, adoption, children’s residential care, leaving care, safeguarding, guardianship and other services. It estimates the market for social care services for children and young...…
  • Rising demand for places accelerates investment in care homes
    LaingBuisson has launched the first edition of its Care Home Construction: 2017-2021 UK Market Report to coincide with its annual flagship Social Care Conference which is held today in London. The report shows that there are currently nearly 19,000 care homes, nursing homes and residential...…
  • LaingBuisson data cited in Office for National Statistics’ Healthcare Expenditure Statistics
    LaingBuisson welcomes the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) publication of the Healthcare expenditure, UK Health Accounts: 2017. Chosen provider of independent healthcare data to the ONS, LaingBuisson, contributed market data on homecare, care homes, private medical insurance, fertility treatment, cosmetic surgery, NHS private patient units...…
  • Adult Specialist Care sector grasps growth opportunities in supported living
    LaingBuisson has today launched the third edition of its respected Adult Specialist Care report The report shows how this market, estimated to be worth £12.3 billion in the UK in 2017/18, has adapted to prevailing austerity during the years since 2010, using non-capped revenue streams...…
  • PPU and Self pay growth changing the shape of the London acute healthcare market
    Valued at nearly £1.6bn billion in 2017, the Central London Private Acute Medical Care market is equivalent to around 40% of the UK market for private patient revenues, according to the latest research by healthcare intelligence provider LaingBuisson. Publishing the fifth edition of Private Acute...…
  • Fee increases buoy nurseries market as number of places shrink
    Valued at £5.5 billion in 2018, the UK market for formal childcare is growing rapidly in value terms at a time when the number of settings and places have decreased. Occupancy now stands at 74% and the past year has seen average fees increase at...…
  • New equity offers some optimism in UK market amidst growing dentist workforce concerns and economic uncertainty
    LaingBuisson has published the fifth edition of its Dentistry UK market report revealing a steady ‘High Street’ dentistry market, valued by LaingBuisson at £7.1 billion in 2017/18, which grew 0.2% in real terms (after taking account of CPI). Of this, private sector dentistry accounted for...…
  • LaingBuisson launches real-time care home benchmarking and performance database
    Leading healthcare market intelligence provider, LaingBuisson, today launches CareMonitor, its new real-time benchmarking database of fundamental quality and safety standards for Care Homes and Care Home Groups. CareMonitor offers real-time access to the CQC’s Fundamental Standards of Quality and Safety data in all registered Care...…
  • LaingBuisson welcomes new Head of Research to drive innovation and growth
    LaingBuisson announces the appointment of Dr Guy Gross as Head of Research, a key appointment in supporting the business’s future strategy and expansion. This appointment reflects the company’s strategy of building on its heritage as the leading healthcare and social care market intelligence provider. Guy...…
  • Frustration at NHS waiting lists drives people to pay for their own healthcare
    Leading healthcare business intelligence company, LaingBuisson has published the first edition of its Private Healthcare Self Pay UK market report, in association with GoPrivate.com The new report shows a buoyant and growing market for self pay surgery and treatment, accounting for £1.1 billion of revenue...…
  • LaingBuisson announces the acquisition of Good Care Guide
    LaingBuisson is pleased to announce the acquisition of a controlling interest in Good Care Guide, one of the leading websites to find, rate and review children’s nurseries, care homes and homecare providers. LaingBuisson has acquired a controlling interest in Good Care Guide from My Family...…
  • Debunking the myths: an objective view of the international medical travel market
    LaingBuisson has launched the first edition of its Medical Travel and Tourism Global Market Report. The UK’s most trusted supplier of healthcare data, and approved provider of data on the independent healthcare sector to the UK government’s Office for National Statistics makes sense of a...…
  • The best in health and social care celebrate in style at 13th LaingBuisson Awards
    The 13th LaingBuisson Awards took place yesterday evening (15 November). More than 1,000 people were present at the annual awards ceremony which celebrates the best in health and social care. Held in the spectacular ballroom at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, the event was hosted...…
  • Primary care provides main driver for growth in healthcare construction
    LaingBuisson has published the first edition of its new ‘Healthcare Construction 2017-2021’ market report. The report shows that against a backdrop of declining capital investment in the NHS, healthcare procurement and construction is also changing. The government has announced a forward pipeline of approximately £5.7...…
  • UK medical insurers – stagnant market pushes innovation around wellbeing and prevention, says LaingBuisson report
    LaingBuisson has launched the 15th edition of its Health Cover market report, which looks at private medical insurance, health cash plans and dental benefit plans. Total spend on private medical cover is estimated at £4.81 billion in 2017. The overall picture of the UK medical...…
  • New data indicates there may be no care home crisis
    Earlier this week, LaingBuisson published its market leading Care Homes for Older People UK market report. The report has attracted much media attention, especially relating to new data gathered by LaingBuisson showing that care home occupancy rates are not as high as previously thought. This data...…
  • LaingBuisson report reappraises the care home capacity crisis, in the light of new data
    The 29th edition of LaingBuisson’s market-defining report, Care Homes for Older People has been launched today. The report finds that the market continues to grow by about 3% per annum (nominal), driven by cost inflation, and was worth £16.9 billion in the year to March...…
  • Thirtieth Edition of LaingBuisson’s market-leading review of the UK healthcare sector launched
    LaingBuisson has published the 30th edition of its authoritative UK Healthcare Market Review. Comprising all key information relevant to the UK independent health and social care markets, the much-respected Review provides a snapshot of the state of all segments making up the market, and covers:...…
  • Slower growth for independent hospitals buoyed by a strong self-pay market
    The market for acute medical care in independent hospitals and clinics (the independent sector + NHS private patient services) was worth an estimated £5.78 billion in 2017, according to market intelligence company LaingBuisson, which has today published the fifth edition of its Private Acute Healthcare...…
  • Independent operators and the IVF market
    LaingBuisson consultant and author Hugh Risebrow was interviewed on BBC Radio Four's You and Yours regarding the entrance of independent operators into the UK In Vitro Fertilisation market. To listen again follow this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b42q5q…
  • IVF – a dynamic, innovative and growing market in the UK
    The UK fertility market is worth £320m and experiencing accelerating growth according to a newly-published report from healthcare intelligence experts, LaingBuisson. In terms of volume, this amounted to 68,000 in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles and 13,500 intra uterine insemination (IUI) cycles. The market has enjoyed...…
  • Homecare and supported living – a curate’s egg of a market – good in parts, not in others
    The UK addressable market for homecare and supported living is worth £9.1 billion (2016/17 figures), according to market intelligence company LaingBuisson, which has today published the second edition of its Homecare and Supported Living market report. Almost all homecare and supported living is now provided...…
  • Stephen Dorrell debates Integrated Care Systems
    On 21 March our Chairman, Stephen Dorrell took part in an IQVIA/Pharmphorum webinar discussing the evolution of the Integrated Care System model and how the pharma sector can be a catalyst for change at a time when the NHS is under pressure to make efficiencies....…
  • Care home funding shortfall leaves self-funders filling £1 billion gap
    Self-funding, or private-pay, residents are still keeping the care home sector afloat according to the latest figures from healthcare market intelligence provider LaingBuisson, as care homes continue to rely on premium private pay fees to make up for the shortfall in council paid fees. The...…
  • Recognition of the importance of early years education drives growth in childcare market
    LaingBuisson has launched the 14th edition of its Childcare UK Market Report which focuses on the nurseries market. There are 4.9 million children aged five or under in the UK today, 17% of whom are in formal nursery education, with demand growing year-on-year. This is...…
  • LaingBuisson announces the acquisition of Intuition Communication
    LaingBuisson is pleased to announce the acquisition of Intuition Communication, a provider of market intelligence and data for the international medical travel and UK private healthcare markets, for an undisclosed sum. LaingBuisson Limited ('LaingBuisson'), a leading healthcare intelligence provider, today announces the acquisition of Intuition...…
  • CareHomeAdvisor, guiding consumers through one of life’s most stressful experiences
    A report published on Tuesday 27 February by UK regulator, the Care Quality Commission, found that choosing an adult social care home for a loved one is ‘one of life’s most stressful experiences’. Having good sources of information to support decisions were also found to...…
  • London Private Acute market: new investments point to expectations for growth
    The market for acute medical care in Central London was worth £1.67 billion in 2016 according to the 4th edition of LaingBuisson’s Private Acute Medical Care - Central London Market Report. This amounts to around 40% of the UK national private patient market. Growth has...…
  • Independent mental health hospitals buoyant and enjoying robust demand
    LaingBuisson has launched the third edition of its Mental Health Services report. NHS demand has been the main driver for robust revenue growth for independent mental health hospitals in recent years, amounting to 12% in 2015 and 4% in 2016, though pressure on prices by...…
  • LaingBuisson quoted in ‘The Economist’
    Our 'Care of Older People' Market Report, now in its 28th edition is widely considered to be the industry standard and our founder and author of this report, William Laing, one of the foremost health economists and thinkers in this field. This week 'The Economist'...…
  • Understanding health and care in a changing world
    Many of us consider that we have a broad understanding of what the NHS and our care services provide. Throughout our lives, we will have had many touch points with the NHS and experience of social services, whether directly or through the experience of a...…
  • Private: Is Housing with Care the answer to our ‘broken housing market’?
    The first edition of LaingBuisson’s Housing with Care report has been published. Authored in partnership with leading healthcare management consultants, Mansfield Advisors, the report looks at the opportunities and challenges facing this vital part of the older care market which serves people who are still...…
  • Spending constraints and increased demand create new ways of working in children’s services
    The third edition of LaingBuisson’s authoritative Children’s Services report has been published. The market for children and young people’s services in the UK is growing and was valued at £14.1 billion in 2016. This covers special education, fostering, adoption, children’s residential care, safeguarding, guardianship and...…
  • The best in health and social care celebrate in style at 12th LaingBuisson Awards
    The 12th LaingBuisson Awards took place yesterday evening (15 November). More than 850 people were present at the annual event which celebrates the best in health and social care. Held in the spectacular ballroom at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, the event was hosted by...…
  • LaingBuisson wins place on Consultancy 2 Central Government framework
    LaingBuisson are delighted to announce that, as part of a new cross-sector collaboration, we have been awarded places on the Crown Commercial Service Framework RM3745 for Management Consultancy in Lots 5, 6, and 8. The award follows an extensive evaluation of hundreds of potential suppliers,...…
  • Private medical cover static in the face of economic and political uncertainty
    The 14th Edition of LaingBuisson’s Health Cover market report has been published. The UK market for private medical cover, worth £4.83 billion, flatlined in 2016 with 4.02 million policies covering 6.89 million lives in 2016, some 10.5% of the population. Defining events for demand during...…
  • LaingBuisson work on care home fees in the news
    Recent work by LaingBuisson is being reported in the national press. The Times reported on 16 October on the Personal Asset Protection Guarantee that has been proposed by William Laing as a fairer and simpler solution to sharing care costs for older people. William was...…
  • William Laing proposes novel solution to long-term care cost sharing
    William Laing has today published his ‘Personal Asset Protection Guarantee’ (PAPG) White Paper. Under this proposal individuals are guaranteed to keep about three-quarters of their personal assets in the event of their needing residential care in their old age. The White Paper deals with the...…
  • Telegraph Business discusses a possible reversal in the private healthcare market
    LaingBuisson data is cited in today's article in the Telegraph about a potential decline in the UK's private healthcare market and the reasons behind it. To read the full article, please click here.…
  • LaingBuisson Consultant, Ted Townsend comments in S&P Global Market Intelligence
    LaingBuisson Consultant and author of Private Acute Medical Care in Central London, Ted Townsend, comments on the reasons behind the decline of Middle Eastern patients coming to London to seek treatment in a recent article in S&P Global Market Intelligence. Ted speaks about the main influence on...…
  • LaingBuisson joins key industry associations
    LaingBuisson is pleased to announce its membership of the British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association (BHBIA), the affiliate network of the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), the Professional Publishers’ Association (PPA), and British Property Federation (BPF). LaingBuisson’s Chief Executive, Henry Elphick, will also sit on the...…
  • LaingBuisson responds to BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ findings about care home bed shortfalls
    Research for BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ has shown that up to 3,000 elderly people will be unable to find a care home place by the end of 2018, and that the shortage of beds could rise to 70,000 beds by 2026. This is...…
  • LaingBuisson appoints Head of Business Development and Chief Technology Officer to drive growth
    LaingBuisson announces two key appointments to support the business’s expansion. Heidi Nicholson joins as Head of Business Development and Neil Waring as Chief Technology Officer. These appointments reflect the company’s strategy of building on its heritage as the leading healthcare market intelligence provider for health...…
  • LaingBuisson’s InPolicy paper takes a unique look at Regulation
    Following from this morning's Public Policy Project Thought Leadership Breakfast with Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission, LaingBuisson presents a Regulation Special produced in association with its health and care news magazines Care Markets and Healthcare Markets. Download your...…
  • Carehomeadvisor.com – bringing an objective view to care home choice
    LaingBuisson, the leading healthcare market intelligence provider, announces the launch of CareHomeAdvisor. Endorsed by Age UK, Independent Age and Care England, CareHomeAdvisor is a consumer website which informs people which care homes provide the best quality care. Choosing a care home can be highly emotive....…
  • UK Health expenditure now at EU average with contribution from the independent sector continuing to grow
    Figures published today by leading healthcare market intelligence provider, LaingBuisson, reveal that UK healthcare spending of £185bn in 2015 continues to be dominated by government expenditure at 80% of all healthcare spend, higher than any other OECD, EU or G7 nation. However, the independent sector...…
  • LaingBuisson on Radio Four’s More or Less
    LaingBuisson founder William Laing spoke with BBC Radio Four's More or Less programme last week, exploring the number of people in residential care and those receiving care at home, in light of the recent proposals released in the run up to the general election. Follow...…
  • Conservatives release a ‘manifesto mouse’, says LaingBuisson founder
    Commenting on the Conservative party manifesto proposals on social care, published today, LaingBuisson founder and healthcare economist William Laing said: "A ‘manifesto mouse’ looks to be a fair description of the Conservative party proposals on social care funding published today. They amount to half of...…
  • LaingBuisson and BKR partner to provide independent care and education service inspections and assessments
    LaingBuisson and BKR Care Consultancy are pleased to announce a partnership to provide CQC-type and Ofsted-type inspections across England, Wales and Scotland. Inspections are conducted by a highly experienced, 26-strong inspection team that have undertaken more than 300 inspections. They include former CQC inspectors, senior...…
  • LaingBuisson welcomes the publication of the Naylor Review into NHS Properties and Estates
    LaingBuisson welcomes the publication on Tuesday 11 April of the Naylor Review into NHS Properties and Estates. Sir Robert Naylor will be the keynote speaker at our Healthcare Real Estate on 26 April at Wellcome Collection. Commenting on the Naylor Review, Henry Elphick, CEO of...…
  • LaingBuisson responds to CLG Committee’s report on Adult Social Care
    Data from LaingBuisson Reports (Care of Older People, 27th ed, 2015 and Care Cost Benchmarks, 7th ed (2015-16) was cited in the Communities and Local Government Committee report into the provision of funding for adult social care. Responding to the report, William Laing, Director, said:...…
  • LaingBuisson intelligence adding to the national social care debate
    The Financial Times reports that care home residents who pay their own fees are subsidising local-authority funded residents by more than £100 a week, according to figures taken from the latest research conducted by LaingBuisson. Speaking to Gill Plimmer, William Laing said that self-finding residents...…
  • William Laing on BBC Radio Four’s Today Programme
    LaingBuisson founder, social care analyst and creator of the Care Cost Benchmarks tool, William Laing appeared on the BBC Radio Four Today programme this morning, along with councillor Stephen Cowan, leader of Hammersmith & Fulham council. Discussing the funding pressures being faced by local authorities...…
  • William Laing on Radio Four’s The Bottom Line
    LaingBuisson founder, and healthcare economist, William Laing was a featured guest on Radio Four's The Bottom Line last night. Discussing the current state of the UK social care scene alongside Somerset Care CEO Jane Townson and HC-One John Ransford, presenter Evan Davis led a debate...…
  • Care home funding shortfall leaves self-funders filling £1.3 billion gap
    Self-funding, or private-pay, care home residents are keeping the sector afloat according to the latest figures from healthcare market intelligence provider LaingBuisson. The latest update to its Care Cost Benchmarks toolkit has found that the average fee per resident paid to care homes falls short...…
  • LaingBuisson comments on overseas patients market
    Speaking to the Financial Times, LaingBuisson consultant Ted Townsend has said that Cleveland Clinics entrance in the London market is unlikely to relieve pressure on the NHS, rather it extends the capital's ability to provide services to patients from overseas. Read the full FT story...…
  • Complex care market looking ‘broadly positive’ in latest LaingBuisson analysis
    Prospects for adult specialist care operators - at least those positioned at the complex end of the spectrum - remain broadly positive, according to LaingBuisson’s latest report, Adult Specialist Care - second edition. This is despite the austerity-driven real terms decline in adult specialist care...…
  • NHS and councils must ‘develop different relationship’
    LaingBuisson Chairman Stephen Dorrell has told the Communities and Local Government Committee that the continuing crisis in social care will only be addressed once a new style of relationship is developed between health services and local councils. Speaking in his role as chair of NHS...…
  • LaingBuisson’s DfE report published
    The Department for Education has published a major study carried out by LaingBuisson on developing the capacity and diversity of provision of children’s services in England. The report, available here, was written in the context of notable high profile failures in children’s services, and in...…
  • LaingBuisson’s Care Cost Benchmark figure informs CLG Committee
    LaingBuissons' Care Cost Benchmark research has been cited by Four Seasons Health Care head Tim Hammond in the current House of Commons Health Select Committee hearing looking into health and care funding. According to The Guardian, members of the Commons committee have been told that...…
  • Stephen Dorrell quoted on health funding
    Britain must stop “fetishising” the NHS budget and give more taxpayers’ money to councils, one of the health service’s leaders has said. The political mantra of protecting the NHS is damaging the health service because hospitals are used as an expensive way to look after...…
  • FT Adviser uses LaingBuisson data in retirement planning feature
    Nobody likes to think of the prospect of requiring regular healthcare assistance in later life, yet the cost of care can be substantial if one has not prepared for it. The average cost of a being in a care home varies from area to area,...…
  • LaingBuisson data used in BBC cost of care analysis
    As we live longer, many of us will need support in our old age. But few of us know how much an hour of homecare costs, or the fees charged in residential and nursing homes, and whether the local council will help foot the bill....…
  • Sunday Express takes LaingBuisson fees survey to spotlight lack of funding
    Writing in the Sunday Express today, Lucy Johnstone uses findings published in the latest edition of the LaingBuisson's Care Market's Annual Survey of UK Local Authority Usual Costs to discuss the impact of reduced social care funding on people living with dementia. Extrapolating that councils are...…
  • BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours on LaingBuisson’s Homecare report
    Care providers are deserting the council-funded homecare market because of increasing costs and the level of fees paid by some local authorities. That's according to analysts LaingBuisson which has just produced a substantial report on the industry. It says this is a 'make or break'...…
  • LaingBuisson announces the appointment of Stephen Dorrell as Chairman and Henry Elphick as CEO
    LaingBuisson, the UK’s leading healthcare market intelligence provider, today announces the new appointments of The Right Honourable Stephen Dorrell as Chairman and Henry Elphick as Chief Executive Officer. Stephen Dorrell was a Member of Parliament for 36 years and during his career held the position...…
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