LaingBuisson

Market Intelligence

Knowledge is at the heart of what we do. Our consultants write over 20 regularly updated market reports on health and social care, our market journals provide monthly news and analysis and share policy updates from our government policy consultancy and we host conferences and awards

Market reports – in depth analysis of key markets in health and social careMarket journals – Care Markets, Healthcare Markets and International Medical Travel JournalPolicy –  thought leadership pieces and policy insight from our independent government policy consultancy, Public Policy ProjectsConferences – regional, national and international conferences, seminars and roundtables covering individual markets, investing and real estateAwards – recognising the leading providers and advisors

Consulting

We advise leading health and social care clients on the full spectrum of market analysis, covering quality, data, policy, markets and human capital. We provide knowledgeable, fact-based insight to make the right choices and implement strategies successfully. We often work in partnership with leading strategy and management consulting firms.

Quality – mock CQC and Ofsted type inspectionsData – market and marketing data consultingPolicy – policy due diligence and consultancyMarket – market, strategic and operational consulting and commercial due diligenceHuman capital – market talent mapping, pay benchmarking, management referencing, board compensation

Data Solutions

Our data solutions are based on our proprietary provider, pay and other datasets and data from our leading B2C websites. The iLaingBuisson portal hosts cloud-based software solutions that enable clients to analyse and export data and deliver sophisticated insights.

CareSearch – provider market databaseCareMonitor – care quality databaseCareCostBenchmarks – care home cost modelCareDirectory – provider financials and contactsHEPS – marketing contact database for Healthcare, Education and Public SectorB2C websites includingCareHomeAdvisor.comPrivateHealth.co.ukHarleyStreet.comTreatmentAbroad.comFertilityTreatmentAbroad.comDoctorInternet.ae
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Homecare and supported living – a curate’s egg of a market – good in parts, not in others


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LaingBuisson

The UK addressable market for homecare and supported living is worth £9.1 billion (2016/17 figures), according to market intelligence company LaingBuisson, which has today published the second edition of its Homecare and Supported Living market report. Almost all homecare and supported living is now provided…

Blog, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





Stephen Dorrell debates Integrated Care Systems


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heidi.nicholson

On 21 March our Chairman, Stephen Dorrell took part in an IQVIA/Pharmphorum webinar discussing the evolution of the Integrated Care System model and how the pharma sector can be a catalyst for change at a time when the NHS is under pressure to make efficiencies….

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases





Care home funding shortfall leaves self-funders filling £1 billion gap


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LaingBuisson

Self-funding, or private-pay, residents are still keeping the care home sector afloat according to the latest figures from healthcare market intelligence provider LaingBuisson, as care homes continue to rely on premium private pay fees to make up for the shortfall in council paid fees. The…

Blog, Funding, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





Recognition of the importance of early years education drives growth in childcare market


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson has launched the 14th edition of its Childcare UK Market Report which focuses on the nurseries market. There are 4.9 million children aged five or under in the UK today, 17% of whom are in formal nursery education, with demand growing year-on-year. This is…

Blog, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care, Specialist care





LaingBuisson announces the acquisition of Intuition Communication


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson is pleased to announce the acquisition of Intuition Communication, a provider of market intelligence and data for the international medical travel and UK private healthcare markets, for an undisclosed sum. LaingBuisson Limited (‘LaingBuisson’), a leading healthcare intelligence provider, today announces the acquisition of Intuition…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases





CareHomeAdvisor, guiding consumers through one of life’s most stressful experiences


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LaingBuisson

A report published on Tuesday 27 February by UK regulator, the Care Quality Commission, found that choosing an adult social care home for a loved one is ‘one of life’s most stressful experiences’. Having good sources of information to support decisions were also found to…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





London Private Acute market: new investments point to expectations for growth


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LaingBuisson

The market for acute medical care in Central London was worth £1.67 billion in 2016 according to the 4th edition of LaingBuisson’s Private Acute Medical Care – Central London Market Report. This amounts to around 40% of the UK national private patient market. Growth has…

Acute Medical Care, LaingBuisson Release, NHS, Press Releases, Private hospitals, Uncategorised





Independent mental health hospitals buoyant and enjoying robust demand


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson has launched the third edition of its Mental Health Services report. NHS demand has been the main driver for robust revenue growth for independent mental health hospitals in recent years, amounting to 12% in 2015 and 4% in 2016, though pressure on prices by…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Specialist care, Uncategorised





LaingBuisson quoted in ‘The Economist’


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LaingBuisson

Our ‘Care of Older People’ Market Report, now in its 28th edition is widely considered to be the industry standard and our founder and author of this report, William Laing, one of the foremost health economists and thinkers in this field. This week ‘The Economist’…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





Understanding health and care in a changing world


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heidi.nicholson

Many of us consider that we have a broad understanding of what the NHS and our care services provide. Throughout our lives, we will have had many touch points with the NHS and experience of social services, whether directly or through the experience of a…

Acute Medical Care, Blog, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





Is Housing with Care the answer to our ‘broken housing market’?


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LaingBuisson

The first edition of LaingBuisson’s Housing with Care report has been published. Authored in partnership with leading healthcare management consultants, Mansfield Advisors, the report looks at the opportunities and challenges facing this vital part of the older care market which serves people who are still…

Blog, Dementia, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care, Specialist care





Spending constraints and increased demand create new ways of working in children’s services


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LaingBuisson

The third edition of LaingBuisson’s authoritative Children’s Services report has been published. The market for children and young people’s services in the UK is growing and was valued at £14.1 billion in 2016. This covers special education, fostering, adoption, children’s residential care, safeguarding, guardianship and…

Blog, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Specialist care




The best in health and social care celebrate in style at 12th LaingBuisson Awards


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LaingBuisson

The 12th LaingBuisson Awards took place yesterday evening (15 November). More than 850 people were present at the annual event which celebrates the best in health and social care. Held in the spectacular ballroom at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, the event was hosted by…

Acute Medical Care, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care, Uncategorised




LaingBuisson wins place on Consultancy 2 Central Government framework


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson are delighted to announce that, as part of a new cross-sector collaboration, we have been awarded places on the Crown Commercial Service Framework RM3745 for Management Consultancy in Lots 5, 6, and 8. The award follows an extensive evaluation of hundreds of potential suppliers,…

Blog, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases





Private medical cover static in the face of economic and political uncertainty


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LaingBuisson

The 14th Edition of LaingBuisson’s Health Cover market report has been published. The UK market for private medical cover, worth £4.83 billion, flatlined in 2016 with 4.02 million policies covering 6.89 million lives in 2016, some 10.5% of the population. Defining events for demand during…

Acute Medical Care, Blog, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases




LaingBuisson work on care home fees in the news


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LaingBuisson

Recent work by LaingBuisson is being reported in the national press. The Times reported on 16 October on the Personal Asset Protection Guarantee that has been proposed by William Laing as a fairer and simpler solution to sharing care costs for older people. William was…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care




William Laing proposes novel solution to long-term care cost sharing


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LaingBuisson

William Laing has today published his ‘Personal Asset Protection Guarantee’ (PAPG) White Paper. Under this proposal individuals are guaranteed to keep about three-quarters of their personal assets in the event of their needing residential care in their old age. The White Paper deals with the…

Funding, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





Telegraph Business discusses a possible reversal in the private healthcare market


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson data is cited in today’s article in the Telegraph about a potential decline in the UK’s private healthcare market and the reasons behind it. To read the full article, please click here.

Acute Medical Care, Press Releases





LaingBuisson Consultant, Ted Townsend comments in S&P Global Market Intelligence


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson Consultant and author of Private Acute Medical Care in Central London, Ted Townsend, comments on the reasons behind the decline of Middle Eastern patients coming to London to seek treatment in a recent article in S&P Global Market Intelligence. Ted speaks about the main influence on…

Acute Medical Care, Blog, Press Releases




LaingBuisson joins key industry associations


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson is pleased to announce its membership of the British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association (BHBIA), the affiliate network of the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), the Professional Publishers’ Association (PPA), and British Property Federation (BPF). LaingBuisson’s Chief Executive, Henry Elphick, will also sit on the…

Blog, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases




LaingBuisson responds to BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ findings about care home bed shortfalls


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LaingBuisson

Research for BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ has shown that up to 3,000 elderly people will be unable to find a care home place by the end of 2018, and that the shortage of beds could rise to 70,000 beds by 2026. This is…

Blog, Funding, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





LaingBuisson appoints Head of Business Development and Chief Technology Officer to drive growth


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson announces two key appointments to support the business’s expansion. Heidi Nicholson joins as Head of Business Development and Neil Waring as Chief Technology Officer. These appointments reflect the company’s strategy of building on its heritage as the leading healthcare market intelligence provider for health…

Blog, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases





LaingBuisson’s InPolicy paper takes a unique look at Regulation


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LaingBuisson

Following from this morning’s Public Policy Project Thought Leadership Breakfast with Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission, LaingBuisson presents a Regulation Special produced in association with its health and care news magazines Care Markets and Healthcare Markets. Download your…

Acute Medical Care, Blog, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





Carehomeadvisor.com – bringing an objective view to care home choice


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson, the leading healthcare market intelligence provider, announces the launch of CareHomeAdvisor. Endorsed by Age UK, Independent Age and Care England, CareHomeAdvisor is a consumer website which informs people which care homes provide the best quality care. Choosing a care home can be highly emotive….

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





UK Health expenditure now at EU average with contribution from the independent sector continuing to grow


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LaingBuisson

Figures published today by leading healthcare market intelligence provider, LaingBuisson, reveal that UK healthcare spending of £185bn in 2015 continues to be dominated by government expenditure at 80% of all healthcare spend, higher than any other OECD, EU or G7 nation. However, the independent sector…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Private hospitals, Social care





LaingBuisson on Radio Four’s More or Less


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson founder William Laing spoke with BBC Radio Four’s More or Less programme last week, exploring the number of people in residential care and those receiving care at home, in light of the recent proposals released in the run up to the general election. Follow…

Blog, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





Conservatives release a ‘manifesto mouse’, says LaingBuisson founder


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LaingBuisson

Commenting on the Conservative party manifesto proposals on social care, published today, LaingBuisson founder and healthcare economist William Laing said: “A ‘manifesto mouse’ looks to be a fair description of the Conservative party proposals on social care funding published today. They amount to half of…

Blog, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





LaingBuisson and BKR partner to provide independent care and education service inspections and assessments


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson and BKR Care Consultancy are pleased to announce a partnership to provide CQC-type and Ofsted-type inspections across England, Wales and Scotland. Inspections are conducted by a highly experienced, 26-strong inspection team that have undertaken more than 300 inspections. They include former CQC inspectors, senior…

Blog, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases





Private payers sustain care home market – but may not avert a capacity crisis


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LaingBuisson

The value of UK care home market for older people reached £15.7 billion in 2016 (about 1% of GDP). The market continues to grow, at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 3% over the last five years, mainly driven by growth of privately paid…

Blog, Dementia, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





LaingBuisson research shows private healthcare market in London is thriving


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LaingBuisson

The latest figures from LaingBuisson show that the private acute medical care market in central London grew to an estimated value of £1.43 billion during 2015. This is equivalent to around 35% of the national market for private patient revenues in independent hospitals and private…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases





LaingBuisson welcomes the publication
 of the Naylor Review into NHS Properties and Estates


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tammy.nkiwane

LaingBuisson welcomes the publication on Tuesday 11 April of the Naylor Review into NHS Properties and Estates. Sir Robert Naylor will be the keynote speaker at our Healthcare Real Estate on 26 April at Wellcome Collection. Commenting on the Naylor Review, Henry Elphick, CEO of…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





LaingBuisson responds to CLG Committee’s report on Adult Social Care



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LaingBuisson

Data from LaingBuisson Reports (Care of Older People, 27th ed, 2015 and Care Cost Benchmarks, 7th ed (2015-16) was cited in the Communities and Local Government Committee report into the provision of funding for adult social care. Responding to the report, William Laing, Director, said:…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





LaingBuisson intelligence adding to the national social care debate


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LaingBuisson

The Financial Times reports that care home residents who pay their own fees are subsidising local-authority funded residents by more than £100 a week, according to figures taken from the latest research conducted by LaingBuisson. Speaking to Gill Plimmer, William Laing said that self-finding residents…

Dementia, Press Releases, Social care





William Laing on BBC Radio Four’s Today Programme


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson founder, social care analyst and creator of the Care Cost Benchmarks tool, William Laing appeared on the BBC Radio Four Today programme this morning, along with councillor Stephen Cowan, leader of Hammersmith & Fulham council. Discussing the funding pressures being faced by local authorities…

Funding, Press Releases, Social care, Uncategorised





William Laing on Radio Four’s The Bottom Line


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson founder, and healthcare economist, William Laing was a featured guest on Radio Four’s The Bottom Line last night. Discussing the current state of the UK social care scene alongside Somerset Care CEO Jane Townson and HC-One John Ransford, presenter Evan Davis led a debate…

Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorised





Care home funding shortfall leaves self-funders filling £1.3 billion gap


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LaingBuisson

Self-funding, or private-pay, care home residents are keeping the sector afloat according to the latest figures from healthcare market intelligence provider LaingBuisson. The latest update to its Care Cost Benchmarks toolkit has found that the average fee per resident paid to care homes falls short…

Funding, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care





LaingBuisson comments on overseas patients market


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LaingBuisson

Speaking to the Financial Times, LaingBuisson consultant Ted Townsend has said that Cleveland Clinics entrance in the London market is unlikely to relieve pressure on the NHS, rather it extends the capital’s ability to provide services to patients from overseas. Read the full FT story…

Press Releases, Private hospitals





Demand for private medical cover increases as corporates extend schemes


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LaingBuisson

Demand for UK private medical cover increased in 2015, reversing a declining trend in recent years. Latest figures from healthcare market intelligence provider LaingBuisson have revealed that the number of private medical cover subscriber policies in the UK grew by 2.1% to reach 4 million,…

Acute Medical Care, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Private hospitals





Complex care market looking ‘broadly positive’ in latest LaingBuisson analysis


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LaingBuisson

Prospects for adult specialist care operators – at least those positioned at the complex end of the spectrum – remain broadly positive, according to LaingBuisson’s latest report, Adult Specialist Care – second edition. This is despite the austerity-driven real terms decline in adult specialist care…

LaingBuisson Release, Mental health, Press Releases





LaingBuisson’s DfE report published


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LaingBuisson

The Department for Education has published a major study carried out by LaingBuisson on developing the capacity and diversity of provision of children’s services in England. The report, available here, was written in the context of notable high profile failures in children’s services, and in…

Press Releases, Specialist care





LaingBuisson Awards 2016 – congratulations to our winners


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LaingBuisson

The great and the good of independent health and social care convened at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge last night to celebrate excellence across the sector at the LaingBuisson Awards 2016. Host Gyles Brandreth entertained 800 guests before announcing the winners of this year’s fiercely…

Blog, Press Releases





LaingBuisson think tank publishes Brexit paper with QuintilesIMS


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LaingBuisson

Last week LaingBuisson’s healthcare think tank, Public Policy Projects, published a thought piece in conjunction with QuintilesIMS on Brexit and healthcare funding.  Britain’s life sciences industry has been described as a the “jewel in the crown” of the economy – it employs over 220,000 people…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases





LaingBuisson’s Care Cost Benchmark figure informs CLG Committee


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuissons’ Care Cost Benchmark research has been cited by Four Seasons Health Care head Tim Hammond in the current House of Commons Health Select Committee hearing looking into health and care funding. According to The Guardian, members of the Commons committee have been told that…

Press Releases





Stephen Dorrell quoted on health funding


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LaingBuisson

Britain must stop “fetishising” the NHS budget and give more taxpayers’ money to councils, one of the health service’s leaders has said. The political mantra of protecting the NHS is damaging the health service because hospitals are used as an expensive way to look after…

Press Releases





FT Adviser uses LaingBuisson data in retirement planning feature


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LaingBuisson

Nobody likes to think of the prospect of requiring regular healthcare assistance in later life, yet the cost of care can be substantial if one has not prepared for it. The average cost of a being in a care home varies from area to area,…

Blog, Press Releases, Social care





LaingBuisson data used in BBC cost of care analysis


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LaingBuisson

As we live longer, many of us will need support in our old age. But few of us know how much an hour of homecare costs, or the fees charged in residential and nursing homes, and whether the local council will help foot the bill….

Press Releases





Sunday Express takes LaingBuisson fees survey to spotlight lack of funding


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LaingBuisson

Writing in the Sunday Express today, Lucy Johnstone uses findings published in the latest edition of the LaingBuisson’s Care Market’s Annual Survey of UK Local Authority Usual Costs to discuss the impact of reduced social care funding on people living with dementia. Extrapolating that councils are…

Press Releases





BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours on LaingBuisson’s Homecare report


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LaingBuisson

Care providers are deserting the council-funded homecare market because of increasing costs and the level of fees paid by some local authorities. That’s according to analysts LaingBuisson which has just produced a substantial report on the industry. It says this is a ‘make or break’…

Press Releases





LaingBuisson announces the appointment of Stephen Dorrell as Chairman and Henry Elphick as CEO


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LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson, the UK’s leading healthcare market intelligence provider, today announces the new appointments of The Right Honourable Stephen Dorrell as Chairman and Henry Elphick as Chief Executive Officer. Stephen Dorrell was a Member of Parliament for 36 years and during his career held the position…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases





LaingBuisson developing CareSustain, a dynamic care market model


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LaingBuisson

Under the Care Act 2014 local authorities have an obligation to ensure that there continues to be a viable market for the provision of social care in their area, both for self-funders and for those clients who are supported by the state. This is a…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases
Homecare Supported Living Services Report




UK homecare services in need of a new business model


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LaingBuisson

Shrinking social care budgets, in combination with stricter eligibility criteria, have reduced the number of individuals in England receiving homecare through their local authorities since the beginning of the millennium from 415,000 in 2000 to roughly 279,000 now. At the same time, however, the number…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care
childrens social care market report




Children’s services in the spotlight, but real spending cuts may be hard to avoid


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LaingBuisson

Specialist support systems for vulnerable children will step up the agenda in coming months following the Queen’s Speech announcement of the new Children & Social Work Bill which has ambitions to double the number of children placed in adoptive families while in parallel delivering much…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Specialist care
care home pay survey




Become a care home manager? No thanks – LaingBuisson pay survey published


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LaingBuisson

While the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) poses the biggest financial challenge for care home operators during 2016, it is part of a much wider ‘existential threat’ to the care sector which is also seeing a dearth of suitable candidates to manage care…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care
Healthcare Market Review Report




Value of independent sector healthcare provision grows by 5% to £45.4 billion, according to latest LaingBuisson figures


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LaingBuisson

Figures published today by healthcare consultancy LaingBuisson reveal that the revenues generated by independent sector (non-statutory) providers across 12 core health and care market segments grew by 5% in 2015 to reach £45.3bn. Growth was led by private acute healthcare, up 8% to £7.8bn (driven…

Acute Medical Care, LaingBuisson Release, Mental health, Press Releases, Private hospitals, Social care, Specialist care
Mental Health Services Hospitals Report




Reduced NHS capacity, increasing specialities and rising demand fuelling independent mental hospitals sector


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LaingBuisson

Having pulled through the 2011 halt in growth caused by the NHS commissioning response to the post-global credit crisis downturn in government spending, UK independent mental health hospitals have now seen a third successive year of healthy growth according to the latest unique data from…

LaingBuisson Release, Mental health, Press Releases
Care Cost Benchmarking 7th EEdition




Private care home residents face fee hike of up to 10%


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LaingBuisson

New research from LaingBuisson, in partnership with Caring Times, has revealed that private payers in care homes are likely to be hit with fee increases of up to 10% this year, as home owners seek to recover cost increases and make up for insufficient uplifts…

LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Social care
Private Acute Medicate Care London Report




Emergence of ‘super specialty’ clinics in Central London


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LaingBuisson

The Central London private hospital market is opening up to a new breed of small, highly specialised provider, according to the latest research from healthcare analyst LaingBuisson. Findings published in the updated Private Acute Medical Care in Central London show that theatre capacity in the…

Acute Medical Care, LaingBuisson Release, Press Releases, Private hospitals

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