The Future of Self-Pay in the UK Private Healthcare Market -

DUBLIN--()--The "Private Healthcare: Self-Pay UK Market Report" report has been added to's offering.

This report highlights the growth of self-funded private healthcare, driven by NHS waiting lists, demand management by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and a more consumer focused private healthcare sector and provides the background to a 1.1 billion market for self-funded treatment in the UK's private hospitals and clinics which has more than doubled over the last five years (527million in 2013).

The growth in patients choosing to self-fund private hospital treatment is evidenced across all specialties and is strong in orthopaedics, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, gynaecology and urology.

Restrictions on access to NHS funding for cancer drugs is fuelling growth in self-pay oncology. There is also growth in demand for diagnostic services such as MRI scans, CT scans and endoscopy where patients are seeking a more rapid diagnosis than they can obtain under the NHS.

One in four private patients are now self-funding their treatment rather than using private medical insurance. Frustrated by the shortcomings of the NHS, consumers are beginning to shop around for private healthcare and comparing the offerings from the private healthcare providers.

Comprehensive pricing information on self-pay private treatment has been gathered by the research team. Around 6,000 prices for private treatment were collected and are analysed in the report. The report also analyses internet searches for five of the most popular procedures and diagnostics in the UK self-pay market - cataract surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, hernia repair and MRI scans. The level of online interest in going private for these procedures has grown steadily.

The second edition of the Private Healthcare Self-Pay market report is vital reading for anyone involved in this highly competitive sector of the UK health economy, be they providers, commissioners, investors or advisors to the sector.

What the report covers

  • Past and future growth in self-pay
  • Trends in the insured versus non-insured market
  • The drivers of growth
  • The views of the major private healthcare providers, influencers and opinion leaders
  • Trends in online search for self-pay
  • Comparison of the fixed price surgery' schemes from the major providers
  • An analysis of private practice consultation fees and private consultant income
  • A detailed analysis of over 6,000 prices for fixed price surgery' from the UK's private hospitals

Who is the report for

  • Hospital & Clinic C-suite Professionals
  • Specialist Acute Medical Care Providers
  • Private Medical Insurance Groups
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS Foundation Trusts/ Private Patient Units
  • Investors
  • Banks
  • Private Equity
  • Legal
  • Think Tanks
  • Management Consultants

Key Topics Covered:


1.1 Recent trends in private healthcare

1.1.2 Provider market shares

1.2 Recent trends in the insured market

1.3 Private practice fee income

1.4 Overview of the UK self-pay market


2.1 The role of the private medical insurers

2.2 The role of the NHS

2.3 Moves by major acute providers and others

2.4 The role of third party administrators

2.5 The role of finance providers


3.1 Survey feedback and responses: SurveyMonkey

3.2 Research outputs: Internet analytics research

3.2.1 Cataract surgery

3.2.2 Hip replacement

3.2.3 Knee replacement

3.2.4 Hernia repair

3.2.5 MRI scanning


4.1 Clinical drivers

4.2 Private medical insurance

4.3 Affordability

4.4 The NHS

4.5 The wider economy

4.6 Customer focus

4.7 Other factors

4.8 Quality


5.1 Pricing for self-pay procedures

5.1.1 Calculating the percentage difference for average treatment prices

5.2 NHS pricing for self-pay procedures


6.1 Comparison of fixed price schemes from major providers

6.1.1 Nuffield Health

6.1.2 BMI Healthcare

6.1.3 Spire Healthcare

6.1.4 Ramsay Health Care

6.1.5 HCA Healthcare

6.1.6 Aspen Healthcare

6.2 Third-party administrators

6.3 Online third-party administrators and treatment sourcing services

6.4 Comparison of finance schemes from major providers for self-pay patients


7.1 PHIN's perspective

7.2 Available research


8.1 The views of influencers and opinion leaders

8.2 New players attracted to the self-pay market

8.2.1 Online and App based services

8.2.2 Private GP services

8.3 The role of clinical innovation

8.4 Demographics

8.5 The role of effective marketing and engagement

8.6 Quality as a driver


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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900