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Hospitals in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hospitals Market Research Report | SIC Q86.101 | Apr 2017

Lethargic feeling: Growth has been limited by constrained funding and staffing pressures

The Hospitals market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
National Health Service National Health Service market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£73bn
Annual Growth 13-18
1.0%
Annual Growth 18-23
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Profit
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Employment
801,402
Businesses
249
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Moderate growth is the dominant trend in the Hospitals industry. Revenue is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 1% over the five years through 2017-18, reaching an estimated £73.3 billion, following an expansion of 0.1% in the current year. This growth has been stimulated by booming demand for the industry’s services from an ageing, expanding population. Public expenditure on health care has necessarily risen to satisfy demand. However, falling consumer confidence in the wake of the EU referendum could negatively affect private healthcare expenditure.

Through the National Health Service (NHS), the government is responsible for administering the vast majority of hospitals nationwide... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of hospitals throughout the United Kingdom largely reflects the distribution of the population across the country. Minor factors affecting hospital activity and the location of hospitals, both public and private, include the age distribution of the population, birth rates and household incomes.

The South East accounts for 15.1% of hospitals, providing more beds than any other region, while accounting for 13.7% of the population. The region has a relatively old population, with a higher proportion of people aged 65 and over compared to neighbouring London. The South East benefits from its proximity to London, which is home to a vibrant research sector, driven by teaching hospitals affiliated to universities such as King’s College and Queen Mary.

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What is the Hospitals Industry?

Industry players provide medical, diagnostic and treatment services at both general and specialised hospitals. General hospitals include civilian and military hospitals, not-for-profit operations and university and prison hospitals. Specialised hospitals include mental health and substance abuse hospitals, hospitals for infectious diseases, maternity hospitals and sanatoriums. Medical nursing homes and ambulance transport services are not part of the industry.

Industry Products
Ordinary and planned surgery bedsDay-care and outpatient servicesEmergency care bedsMaternity beds
 
Industry Activities
Providing medical and paramedical servicesProviding laboratory and technical facilities, including radiology and anaesthetic servicesProviding accident and emergency servicesOperating pharmacies Providing family planning


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