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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand for services has expanded as consumers have sought to avoid backlogs
  • Technological advancements have increased reliability and dependence on pathology and radiology services
  • Any limitations on free movement following the EU referendum will lead to loss of skilled workers
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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 - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of industry establishments is affected by the level of demand for the services provided by this industry. Demand is affected by the distribution of the population, regional age profiles and health levels. In addition, household income levels also influence the distribution of establishments.


London is the most concentrated region with approximately 20.1% of industry establishments. London is second most populous region and has the highest level of disposable income in the UK. These factors combined with the high concentration of hospitals in London, which is an important downstream market, make it an attractive location to establish operations. In .. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real government consumption expenditure and Population aged 65 years and over in the Diagnostic & Ambulance Services industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Demand from general medical practices
  • Current Performance
  • Diagnosing demand
  • Bottlenecks and budget allowances
  • Medical developments
  • Health-care reforms
  • Margins weaken
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • A turn for the worse
  • Health awareness
  • Growth limitations
  • Margin pressure
  • Table: Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Hospitals
  • General Medical Practices
  • Dental Practices
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Pathology and biological specimen analysis
  • Ambulance services
  • Radiology and diagnostic imaging
  • Blood and organ banks
  • Other
  • Chart: Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Public health-care institutions
  • Private health-care institutions
  • Self-funded individuals aged 65 years and over
  • Self-funded individuals aged 64 years and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Diagnostic & Ambulance Services
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    NHS Blood and Transplant
    London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Table: NHS Blood and Transplant - financial performance
  • Table: London Ambulance Service NHS Trust - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A procedure in which blood is drawn from a donor and separated into its components. Plasma or platelets can be retained and the rest of the blood can be returned to the patient.
  • Pathology
  • The study and diagnosis of disease by examining organs, tissues and bodily fluids.
  • Radiology
  • The branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of X-rays and other penetrating radiation.
  • Special Health Authority
  • A special health authority is a type of NHS trust that provides services on behalf of the National Health Service in England.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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