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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Healthcare system

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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

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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
Dentists (total) : Login to view
OECD 2016
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OECD 2016

Healthcare expenditure

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WHO 2012
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015
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WHO 2015

Healthcare provision

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

Healthcare activity

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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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OECD 2016
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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
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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

Obesity surgery

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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2014
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Metabolic / Bariatric Surgery Worldwide 2011

Medical tourism

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No outbound medical travel from Ireland

Industry participants

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Featured organisations

Treatment Abroad

Medical tourism portals in Berkhamsted

Treatment Abroad has been established for ten years. The site aims to provide those considering medical tourism with the information they need to make the right choice of hospital, clinic or doctor abroad. The website is owned and operated by online healthcare publisher Intuition Communication.

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.

Right Choice Home & Away

Medical travel agency in London

Right Choice Home and Away is a UK-based lifestyle surgery facilitator and patient advocacy service. They started as the outbound service called EuroMedical Tours in 2006 and have since evolved to include an intrabound service offering by the name of Right Choice UK. In 2018, both services were joined under the name of Right Choice Home and Away, a one stop solution for those seeking more affordable, yet high quality options for elective procedure either at home or abroad.

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