UK independent healthcare markets remain stable.

UK LaingBuisson’s annual Healthcare Market Review 2013-14 has calculated that revenues generated by UK  independent sector providers in the 12 health and care market segments it monitors, stood at £40.5bn in 2012/13 (2011/12: £39.9bn).While there have been some gainers and some losers, the grand total of £40bn is not significantly different from the previous year, reflecting subdued private spending out of disposable income and budget constraints amongst NHS and council purchasers of health and care services.
CEO William Laing said:  ‘Independent healthcare is still feeling the repercussions from the 2008 global credit and ensuing recession. Private demand for hospital treatment has been flat for five years, and private demand for care homes for older people has only kept growing because of the expanding older population and because private payers fund long term care out of assets rather than disposable income.’

 

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