Healthcare Market Review Report

Healthcare Market Review. 28th Edition


The twenty-eighth edition of our flagship report on the state of the UK independent health and care sectors, featuring chapters on a wide range of specialisms and the most comprehensive directory of service providers available. Published 9 March 2016 (976pp).

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“From its origins in 1987 as Laing’s Review of Private Healthcare, through its integration of the Fitzhugh Directory of Independent Healthcare Financial Information, to establishing itself as the publication known to most healthcare professionals as the ‘industry bible’, the course of the past quarter of a century has seen LaingBuisson’s Healthcare Market Review become the must-read guide for people working at every level in UK health and care..” 


LaingBuisson’s Healthcare Market Review is the primary source of comparative financial data on UK independent health and long term care.

The well-respected directory section provides the most accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive annual information available on independent healthcare facilities throughout the UK. Information on each establishment includes address; ownership; contact name; telephone number; email & website address; number of beds and client types (for hospital & clinic records only).


What You Get

  • Hard copy printed report
  • Single-user digital back up PDF
  • Accompanying Microsoft Excel file
  • (NB: company-wide digital licenses are available upon request, call for details)


Review Contents

Each edition tabulates the latest available accounts of major care home groups, hospital and clinic groups, independent hospitals, flexible staffing groups including homecare groups, private medical insurers, health cash plan providers, occupational health providers, dentistry groups and providers of other ancillary services, with revenue in excess of £5m per year. Results for the most recent year, and the previous four years where available, are presented in an easy to read format covering:

  • Profit & Loss Account
  • Operating Revenue & Profit, EBITDAR, EBITDA, PBIT, PBT, Retained Profit/(Loss) by value and % of revenue; Balance Sheet
  • Fixed & Current Assets, Current & Long Term Liabilities, Equity & Reserves; Margins
  • Personnel Costs, Other Operating Costs, Operating Profit, PBIT, PBT; Ratios
  • Current Ratio, Interest Cover, Return on Shareholders Funds, Return on Capital Employed, Investment Ratio, Debt Equity Ratio, and Fixed Asset Ratio; and Employee Information
  • Numbers, Unit Cost, Unit Revenue.

Additional information on each company includes ownership category, share capital and issues, ownership/significant share holdings, loan details and depreciation policy. This degree of market intelligence genuinely makes the Directory the most comprehensive financial tool available.


Sectors Reviewed

Unique sector summaries containing headline statistics – market value; supply-capacity-demand; market concentration; trends; sources of funding; spending; corporatisation and more. Key sector chapters covering:

  • Private acute health
  • Private medical cover
  • Care of older people
  • Care of ld clients
  • Homecare
  • Mental health hospitals
  • Children’s homes
  • Foster care
  • Special education
  • Dentistry
  • Primary medical care
  • Occupational health
  • Community health
  • Retail pharmacy

PLUS comprehensive updates on the political & regulatory environment and the role of private equity in UK health & care with major transactions table for UK health & care


Review Chapters

1. Sector Summaries

With the most up-to-date headline statistics available from original LaingBuisson research on: Market Size; Capacity; Market Concentration (share held by top four providers); Leading Players (league table), Funding Sources; and Public/Private segmentation (four quadrant analysis into public funding/public supply; public funding/private supply; private funding/private supply; and private funding/public supply). The Sector Summaries cover each of the following health and care market sectors, subject to availability of data:

  • Private Acute Health Services
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Care Homes for Older and Physically Disabled People
  • Care Homes for People with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Problems
  • Homecare (all client types)
  • Mental Health Hospitals
  • Children’s Homes
  • Foster Care
  • Special Education
  • Dentistry
  • Primary Medical Care
  • Occupational Health
  • Community Health Services
  • Retail Pharmacy

2. Political & Regulatory Environment
3. The Role of Private Equity in UK Health & Care Services


Special Reports

Exclusive articles contributed by leading voices in the UK healthcare sector:

  • Elderly Care Home Investment Market Review
  • Iain Lock, Senior Director & Head of Healthcare,
  • Bilfinger GVA Health Property Advisors