UK Healthcare Market Review. 29th Edition


The latest update of LaingBuisson’s all encompassing study into independent healthcare and social care across the UK. Published 28 June 2017. (212pp)

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The UK faces the same challenges as other developed nations from an inexorable increase in costs and expecta-tions set against a finite budget, and government healthcare spending alone is material at £147.1 billion in 2015, with nearly 50% of that going to hospitals. Global spending on healthcare reached $7.6 trillion in 2014 and has been growing at a 6% CAGR for the previous decade, with the 35 OECD countries accounting for nearly 80% of that spend. So, how does the UK benchmark against its international comparators?”
Henry Elphick – CEO


UK Health expenditure now at EU average with contribution from the independent sector continuing to grow

While a feeling of unsettling times for independent sector involvement in UK health services is far from over, the persistence of calls for efficiencies in health expenditure from both national and local government is leading to continued outsourcing of publicly funded services.

LaingBuisson’s UK Healthcare Market Review reveals an operating landscape with growing pressure on margins as providers are increasingly reliant on public sources of funding. Key drivers for this are an ageing population, with 56% of care home residents reliant either partially or fully on the state for payment of their fees. Another factor is the greater use of the independent sector for NHS elective surgery under the ‘choose and book’ system, which still outstrips private medical insurance funded treatment which is still recovering following the downturn of the late 2000s/early 2010s.

The 29th edition also introduces a number of new features and innovations. These include UK healthcare spending benchmarked against international comparators from the EU, G7 and OECD.

As chosen provider of data on the UK independent healthcare sector to the Office for National Statistics, LaingBuisson contributes market data that is in turn submitted to the OECD, WHO and Eurostat.

As chosen provider of data on the UK independent healthcarese ctor of the Office for National Statistics, LaingBuisson contributes market data that is in turn submitted to the OECD, WHO and Eurostat. One of the areas we focus on is the potential underreporting of spending in the UK from non-government sources.

This latest update also heralds a significant move away from the paper directory which was previously an annex to the publication to a fully searchable, cloud-based curated CareDirectory – the latest tool in the iLaingBuisson portal suite which enables online, real-time searches of independent healthcare and social care providers across all segments of the market.


What the report covers

  • Capacity and market value
  • Market trends
  • Demand and sources of funding
  • Market concentration and leaders
  • Key issues

– Private Acute Medical Care
– Health Cover
– Care of 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
– Community Health Services
– Retail Pharmacy


What You Get

      • Print package – Single-user Printed Hard Copy
      • PLUS Multi-user Digital PDF and Microsoft Excel files
      • PLUS log in details to the brand new CareDirectory facility listings and information portal

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Report Format

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