United Kingdom

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Healthcare system

The UK has a mixed economy healthcare system, with patients able to access a free National Health Service, funded through taxation, or various private medical insurance schemes which are funded by emp ...

Health insurance

The NHS is financed mainly through general taxation together with an element of national insurance contributions by both employers and employees. It is not a health insurance as in some European count ...

Facts and figures

Capital : London
Population : 62.8 million
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Medical tourism

The UK has both a significant inbound and outbound medical tourism market. But these are very different markets. Although the inbound and outbound numbers are believed to be similar, there is a net be ...
 
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Events

Investing in Healthcare Conference

28 February, 2019

London

The Investing in Healthcare Conference will take place on 28 February in London, UK.

The Private Healthcare Summit 2019

13 June, 2019

London

The sixth annual Private Healthcare Summit will explore healthcare innovation, focusing on new technologies to benefit patients, doctors, providers and payors.

Fertility Forum 2019

01 November, 2019

London

Fertility Forum 2019 will take place on the 1st November in London and will share knowledge, experience and insight into the fast-developing market for fertility services.

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Healthcare system

Within this section, you will find details of how the healthcare system in United Kingdom is set up and operates. Sign up for an IMTJ Country Subscription for access, or login if you're already a subscriber.



Health insurance

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : London
Population : 62.8 million
Main languages spoken : English
Main religion : Christianity
International dialling code : +44
Internet domain : .uk
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 35760 US $
WHO 2015

Tourism data

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World Bank 2015
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World Bank 2015

Population profile

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OECD / WHO 2015
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OECD / WHO 2015
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UN 2015
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UN 2015

Healthcare workforce

Physicians (total) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Physicians (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
General Medical Practitioners (total) : Login to view
OECD 2016
General Medical Practitioners (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Specialist Medical Practitioners (total) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Specialist Medical Practitioners (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Nurses (total) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Nurses (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Dentists (total) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Dentists (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016

Healthcare expenditure

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WHO 2012
Healthcare expenditure as % of GDP : Login to view
WHO 2015
Government expenditure on health as % of total government expenditure : Login to view
WHO 2015
Per capita government expenditure on health : Login to view
WHO 2015
Private expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health : Login to view
WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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OECD 2016
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OECD
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OECD
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
CT scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
MRI scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
PET scanners (per 1 million population) : Login to view
OECD 2005

Healthcare activity

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OECD 2016
Coronary angioplasty (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Hip replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Knee replacement (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Cataract surgery (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Hospitals - Average length of stay : Login to view
OECD 2016
Hospitals - Occupancy : Login to view
OECD 2016

Health profile

Breast cancer: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Prostate cancer: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Ischemic heart disease: Male mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Ischemic heart disease: Female mortality rate (per 100,000) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS (per 100 000 population) : Login to view
OECD 2016
Prevalence of Obesity (BMI >30) : Login to view
OECD 2017

Cosmetic surgery

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ISAPS 2016
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ISAPS 2013
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ISAPS 2013
Breast procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013
Face and head procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013
Total cosmetic: Non-surgical procedures : Login to view
ISAPS 2013

Obesity surgery

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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2014
Number of metabolic/bariatric surgeons : Login to view
Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011

Medical tourism

Within this section, you will find information on medical tourism numbers, our estimate of inbound and outbound medical tourists (where they can be reliably ascertained) and news that provides estimates of medical tourism activity in United Kingdom. Sign up for an IMTJ Country Subscription for access, or login if you're already a subscriber.

Events

Investing in Healthcare Conference

28 February, 2019

London

The Investing in Healthcare Conference will take place on 28 February in London, UK.

The Private Healthcare Summit 2019

13 June, 2019

London

The sixth annual Private Healthcare Summit will explore healthcare innovation, focusing on new technologies to benefit patients, doctors, providers and payors.

Fertility Forum 2019

01 November, 2019

London

Fertility Forum 2019 will take place on the 1st November in London and will share knowledge, experience and insight into the fast-developing market for fertility services.

 
 

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Industry participants

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Cancer Centre London

Private hospital in London

As one of the UK`s premier cancer treatment facilities Parkside Hospital and Cancer Centre London has established itself at the forefront of cancer care in London, with internationally renowned cancer specialists/ doctors.

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Intuition Communication Ltd

Consultancy in Berkhamsted

Working with hospitals and clinics, individual consultants, healthcare service providers and medical travel destinations, Intuition Communication offers consultancy and services in the areas of market intelligence, publishing and content marketing services.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

5th Annual Medical Tourism Conference

13 March, 2019 to 14 March, 2019

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IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2019

28 April, 2019 to 30 April, 2019

Berlin

IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2019

29 April, 2019

Berlin

The Private Healthcare Summit 2019

13 June, 2019

London

Fertility Forum 2019

01 November, 2019

London