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 and combined with their international datasets to benchmark UK spending against other nations. This year’s UK Healthcare Market Review looks in more detail at UK spending benchmarked against international comparators from the EU, G7 and OECD in the context of the trends in global healthcare expenditure.

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
  • IVF
  • 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
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Community Health Services

Information included in the 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, 2017

Selected Market Segments UK Market Value (£bn)
Private acute healthcare 6.3
Health Cover 5.9
IVF 0.3
Care homes for older people 16.8
Adult specialist care 12.4
Homecare and supported living 8.7
Children’s residential care 1.5
Foster care 1.7
Special education 4.0
Mental health hospitals 1.8
Dentistry 7.1
Primary Care 10.5
Occupational Health 0.6
Community Health Services 11.6

The Review also includes an appraisal of the impact of ‘digital’ taken from LaingBuisson’s new report on Digital Health published in 2019 and provides online access to CareDirectory. CareDirectory lists all providers of healthcare and social care in the UK, including details of their management team, location and five year financials with full adjusted profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow. This database is updated n real time and is an invaluable business development tool.

William Laing, Founder of LaingBuisson and Director of Data, said:

“We are proud to launch the 31st 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.”

Find out more about the UK Healthcare Market Review here.

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