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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 2021, it offers a reflection on how the Covid-19 has affected the UK health and social care sector over the past 18 months.

This year’s UK Healthcare Market Review includes a new chapter on Healthcare Workforce and Recruitment, providing valuable insights at a time when staffing is again becoming a key issue for the sector.

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 and combined with their international datasets to benchmark UK spending against other nations.

The much-respected Review also provides a snapshot of the state of all segments making up the UK’s healthcare and social care market, and covers:

  • Private Acute Medical Care
  • Health Cover
  • Care Homes for Older People
  • Adult Specialist Care
  • Homecare and Supported Living
  • Mental Health Hospitals
  • Children’s Residential Care
  • Foster Care
  • Special Education
  • Dentistry
  • Primary Care
  • Community Health Services
  • Occupational Health
  • Healthcare Workforce and Recruitment

Information included in UK Healthcare Market Review includes current market value and capacity, recent trends, market concentration, leading players and funding sources, and key issues for the future. The report provides a clear and concise overview of the role of private payers and independent sector providers, alongside the public sector, in the funding and delivery of UK health and care services.

UK healthcare market breakdown, 2020/21

Selected Market Segments UK Market Value (£bn)
Private acute healthcare 6.8
Health Cover 4.1
Care homes for older people 16.6
Adult specialist care 13
Homecare and supported living 10.1
Mental health hospitals 1.8
Children’s residential care 1.9
Foster care 2.1
Special education 4.9
Dentistry 7.1
Primary Care 15.1
Community Health Services 10
Occupational Health 0.6
Healthcare workforce and recruitment 4.3

William Laing, Executive Chairman of LaingBuisson, said:

“We are proud to launch the 33rd edition of our UK Healthcare Market Review and that in the three decades that this report has been available, it has established itself as a ‘go-to’ document to inform providers, advisers and decision-makers in the UK healthcare market. It, furthermore, offers insight into the far wider work of LaingBuisson, the richness of the data we gather and the depth of the research reflected in the individual market reports which in turn inform the UK Healthcare Market Review and also the data that we supply to the Office for National Statistics. The Review also looks at the political and regulatory landscape in which healthcare operates and the level of private equity interest as well in the market. This is a valuable oversight document for anyone interested in UK health and social care.”