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Diagnostic & Ambulance Services in the UK: Market Research Report

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Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Market Research Report | SIC Q86.900 | Jan 2017

Not all bad news: Strong levels of demand have supported revenue, despite funding limitations

IBISWorld’s Diagnostic & Ambulance Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust London Ambulance Service NHS Trust market share
NHS Blood and Transplant NHS Blood and Transplant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Diagnostic and Ambulance Services industry has expanded over the past five years. Britain's ageing population has driven sustained demand for the industry's services. Older people visit health-care providers more often than younger people, and those providers rely heavily on diagnostic and ambulance services. Government expenditure has risen but at a slower rate than demand for health-care services. The subsequent overburdening of the NHS has limited industry growth. However, backlogs in the public health-care system are not all bad news for the industry, as the outsourcing of health-care services to the private sector increased, contributing positively to industry revenue growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry to this industry are moderate overall, but vary significantly according to segment. In all segments there are costs associated with building up a viable customer base.

In the blood and organ bank segment, barriers are very high due to the dominant position of government-run services.

In the pathology and radiology services segments, barriers are relatively high as the cost of establishing a new business includes high-cost equipment, recruiting and training staff, and a referral base. In addition, NHS services have a dominant position as they cater directly to the public sector and have direct access to public funds. Private sector provision, however, tends to be more lucrative though less financially stable. Amb.. purchase to read more


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What is the Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Industry?

This industry covers health care that is not provided by hospitals, medical doctors or dentists. Operators help doctors diagnose their patients by providing specimen analysis and imaging. They also operate ambulance services and blood, sperm and organ transplant banks.

Industry Products
Pathology and biological specimen analysisRadiology and diagnostic imagingAmbulance servicesBlood and organ banks
Industry Activities
Operating pathology laboratoriesAnalysing biological specimens Providing ambulance and paramedic servicesOperating blood, sperm and organ transplant banksProviding nursing and midwiferyProviding diagnostic imaging services

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