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Specialist Medical Practices in the UK: Market Research Report

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Specialist Medical Practices Market Research Report | SIC Q86.220 | May 2017

Healthier growth: Revenue is anticipated to rise at a faster rate over the next five years

The Specialist Medical Practices 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Health-care expenditure has been constrained over the past five years, limiting funding
  • There are concerns that specialist services could be squeezed if GPs mismanage budgets
  • Obesity is anticipated to continue to rise, driving demand for the industry’s services
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Specialist Medical Practices industry provides medical consultation and treatment via specialist practitioners and surgeons. Typically, specialist treatment is obtained through a referral from a general practitioner (GP). The ageing of the population has supported sustained demand for specialist medical services, as natural bodily decline causes health problems for an increasing number of Britons. This has placed growing pressure on health-care services. As British health care is overwhelmingly funded by the government, the government's budgetary allocations to the NHS have a significant effect on industry revenue. During the past five years, the government has sought to limit public spending increases... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The regional distribution of specialist medical practices is affected by the level of demand for medical services. This is determined by population distribution, regional age profiles and health levels.


The largest share of specialist medical practices is found in London, which contains the second largest share of the population and has the highest level of disposable income per head. In total, London accounts for 21% of industry establishments. London is home to a number of prestigious universities and hospitals as well as clusters of renowned medical practices, such as Harley Street near Marylebone.

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Additional Insights for the Specialist Medical Practices Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Specialist Medical Practices Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Level of obesity and Population aged 65 years and over in the Specialist Medical Practices industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Specialist Medical Practices Industry?

    This industry includes medical consultation and treatment in the field of specialised medicine by medical specialists and surgeons. It also includes family planning centres that provide medical treatment such as sterilisation and termination of pregnancy, without accommodation.

    Industry Products
    General remedial treatmentSurgical proceduresAnaestheticsPathologyPaediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology
    Industry Activities
    Provision of specialist medical servicesfamily planning centres without accommodation

    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
  • Level of obesity
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Real household disposable income
  • Total health expenditure
  • Current Performance
  • Funding constraints
  • Shifting the burden
  • Private profitability
  • An attractive prospect
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Age and weight
  • Funding gaps
  • Employment trends
  • Table: Specialist Medical Practices Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Specialist Medical Practices Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • General Insurance
  • Hospitals
  • General Medical Practices
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Diagnostic & Ambulance Services
  • Hospitals
  • Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • General remedial treatment
  • Surgical procedures
  • Paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Pathology
  • Anaesthetics
  • Other
  • Chart: Specialist Medical Practices Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Public patients
  • Private patients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Specialist Medical Practices Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Specialist Medical Practices
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Specialist Medical Practices Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Specialist Medical Practices 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 Specialist Medical Practices Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    National Health Service (Nhs)
  • Britain's publicly funded health-care system.
  • Ophthalmology
  • The area of medical practice concerned with the eye and its diseases.
  • Urology
  • The area of medical practice that involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract and urogenital system.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Specialist Medical Practices market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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