Private Acute Healthcare Central London Market Report


LaingBuisson’s comprehensive study into Central London’s private acute healthcare market – covering private hospital, clinics and NHS PPUs. Fifth edition. Published 28 February 2019. (338pp)


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“The private acute medical care market in Central London is estimated to have been worth £1.55 billion in 2017. This means that the capital’s hospital and clinic revenues represent c. 40% of the national market for private patient revenues.”

Ted Townsend
– Report author


Competition hots up in London’s private healthcare market: Self pay and PPUs buck the trend

In an increasingly competitive market, the fifth edition of LaingBuisson’s Private Acute Healthcare Central London report provides the insight you need to keep your business on track and identify where and where not to invest. With an estimated value of £1.6bn in 2017, equivalent to 40% of the entire UK private acute healthcare market, the shape and make-up of the central London acute healthcare market is changing.

The report covers 25 independent hospitals and 18 NHS Private Patient Units (PPUs) and for the first time includes non-hospital clinic revenues for procedures (e.g. chemotherapy) and diagnostics (e.g. MRI).

Market growth stalled in 2017, although strong market growth by NHS PPUs has disguised the actual level of decline experienced by independent hospitals. Self-pay is becoming a more solid source of income while revenue from the largest sector, patients with Private Medical Insurance, has declined as insurers have become better at managing their costs and clinical pathway management. As well as the dampeners affecting the wider economy, such as Brexit and consumer confidence, capacity is expanding in central London. This all adds up to an even more competitive market.

This report comprehensively covers:

  • Revenue trends for all independent hospitals and PPUs
  • Profitability analysis
  • Growth of the different payor groups, including PMI, international and self-pay
  • New analysis of different specialities
  • Detailed profiles on each hospital


What the report includes

  • Market
  • Overview
  • Sources of Funding
  • Independent Providers
  • NHS Private Patient Units
  • Outer London
  • Appendices
    Trade Bodies
    Provider Profiles
    Financial Appendix


Who is the report for

  • Hospital & Clinic C-Suite Professionals
  • Specialist Acute Medical Care Providers
  • Private Medical Insurance Groups
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS Foundation Trusts
  • Investors
  • Banks
  • Private Equity
  • Architects
  • Property Developers & Consultants
  • Central & Local Government
  • Think Tanks
  • Lawyers
  • Management Consultants


What You Get

      • Print package – Single-user Printed Book
      • Digital package – Multi-user Digital PDF and Data in Excel + Printed Book


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

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Report Format

Multi-user Digital PDF + Printed Hard Copy, Single-user Printed Hard Copy