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

Global Healthcare Conference 2019

21 May, 2019 to 22 May, 2019

London

Global Healthcare Conference 2019 will take place on 21 and 22 May and will bring together medical experts from the UK and Turkey in a series of presentations and B2B meetings.

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 November 1 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

Life expectancy (male) : Login to view
OECD / WHO 2015
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OECD / WHO 2015
Population over 65 : Login to view
UN 2015
Population over 80 : Login to view
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
Total hospital beds : Login to view
OECD 2016
No of hospital beds (per 1,000 population) : Login to view
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

Hospital discharges : Login to view
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
Total cosmetic: Surgical procedures : Login to view
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

Global Healthcare Conference 2019

21 May, 2019 to 22 May, 2019

London

Global Healthcare Conference 2019 will take place on 21 and 22 May and will bring together medical experts from the UK and Turkey in a series of presentations and B2B meetings.

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 November 1 in London and will share knowledge, experience and insight into the fast-developing market for fertility services.

 
 

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Industry participants

Find hospitals and clinics, agents and facilitators, services and other organisations operating in the medical travel industry that are based in United Kingdom.

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Featured organisations

Alliance Medical: Bulstrode Place, London

Imaging centre in London

Alliance Medical provides high quality PET, MRI and CT scans across the UK. They have over 20 years` experience of delivering a broad range of mobile and static diagnostic imaging solutions.

SurgeryInFrance

Medical travel agency in

SurgeryInFrance provides unbiased information and comprehensive assistance in researching and undergoing private medical treatment in France. Armed with valuable "insider information" and the support of their medical director, you can make a truly informed choice amongst a tailored selection of expe

BMI The Priory Hospital

Private hospital in Birmingham

4The Priory Hospital in Birmingham is part of BMI Healthcare, Britain`s leading provider of independent healthcare with nearly sixty hospitals nationwide performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country.

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