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General Medical Practices in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

General Medical Practices Market Research Report | SIC Q86.210 | Feb 2017

High pressure: Rising demand and constrained funding has placed pressure on the industry

IBISWorld’s General Medical Practices market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

General medical practitioners (GPs) are primary caregivers, the first point of contact for people seeking health care, and they are trained in the total health care of the whole person. GPs are the gatekeepers of the health-care system, referring patients to secondary health-care providers like hospitals and medical specialists, where appropriate. The industry is overwhelmingly dominated by publicly funded practices, whilst private practices account for just over 6% of industry revenue. Over the past five years, the industry has undergone a shake-up as the government has restricted funding for GPs and implemented a number of changes regarding how practices are funded and administered. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.9%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The regional distribution of general medical practices is mainly influenced by the spread of population across the United Kingdom as they provide the first point of contact in to the wider healthcare system for most people. The distribution of people in older age groups may also affect demand for primary healthcare services. Other significant factors include the state of regional health, as well as the level of health consciousness in the area.


The largest share of general medical practices can be found in London, which contains the second largest share of the population and has the highest levels of disposable income per head. Overall, London accounts for 18.7% of industry establishments. Lon.. purchase to read more


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What is the General Medical Practices Industry?

The General Medical Practices industry is composed of general practitioners and their staff. Industry operators offer general medical consultations and treatment. Specialist medical treatment and paramedics are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
National Health Service fundingPrivate practicesTreatmentsPrescriptionsOther services
Industry Activities
Consulting with patientsAssessing and treating patientsPrescribing medicationReferring patients to specialistsProviding preventative care

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