UK Palliative Care Market Analysis

UK Palliative Care Market Analysis


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The UK Palliative care market is projected to grow from $340.08 Mn in 2022 to $542.04 Mn by 2030, registering a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period of 2022 - 2030. The main factors driving the growth would be the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, increased focus on end-of-life care, government initiatives, and technological advancements. The market is segmented by service type and by the end user. Some of the major players include Everycare, Bupa, Helping Hands Homecare, Trinity Hospice, St Wilfrid's Hospice, and Home Instead.

ID: IN10GBHS013 CATEGORY: Healthcare Services GEOGRAPHY: UK AUTHOR: Neha Davda

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UK Palliative Management Market Executive Summary

The UK Palliative care market is projected to grow from $340.08 Mn in 2022 to $542.04 Mn by 2030, registering a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period of 2022 - 2030. In the UK, the expenditure on healthcare in 2020 was $314.10 Bn, or $4,682.21 per person. This spending increased from 9.9% of GDP in 2019 to 12.0% of GDP in 2020. In 2020, the government-funded around 83% of all healthcare spending, or $ 260.2 Bn, a rise of 14.9% in real terms.

Palliative care is a specialized form of medical care for people with serious diseases. The primary objective of this type of care is to provide relief from the illness's symptoms and stress. The goal is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and their family. Palliative care is provided by a specially trained team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work together with a patient's medical clinicians to provide an additional layer of support. Instead of focusing on the patient's prognosis, palliative care focuses on their needs. It can be administered alongside curative care at any age or stage of a serious illness. In Europe, the growth of the palliative market will be aided by increased research and development. In the near future, new revenue streams in the European palliative care market will be stimulated by the adoption of a variety of models with interdisciplinary teams.

UK palliative care market analysis

Market Dynamics

Market Growth Drivers

The UK palliative care market is expected to be driven by factors such as the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, increased focus on end-of-life care, and technological advancements. Moreover, through programs like the National Cancer Plan, the National End of Life Care Strategy, and the Quality and Outcomes Framework, which provide funding and assistance for palliative care providers, the UK government has shown its commitment to enhancing palliative care services.

Market Restraints

The high cost of palliative care services along with the lack of integration with other services limits the growth of the palliative care market in the UK. The effectiveness and impact on patient outcomes of palliative care services in the UK are sometimes limited by their isolation from other healthcare facilities, such as hospices and hospitals.

Competitive Landscape

Key Players

  • Everycare (GBR)
  • Bupa (GBR)
  • Helping Hands Homecare (GBR)
  • Trinity Hospice (GBR)
  • St Wilfrid's Hospice (GBR)
  • Home Instead

Notable Recent Deals

April 2022: Trinity Health acquired MercyOne to increase the hospice service area in Iowa. With this acquisition, they have strengthened and unified their system with MercyOne's ability to serve Trinity's patients and communities.

Healthcare Policies and Regulatory Landscape

In the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) is the primary means of palliative care, and it is governed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which is in charge of observing, regulating, and inspecting social and medical care in England. All hospices, hospitals, and home-based care services must adhere to a set of Essential Standards of Quality and Safety that have been established by the CQC. The management of pain and other symptoms, continuity of care, and patient dignity and respect are only a few of the topics covered by these standards. In order to handle potential hazards and guarantee the security of patients, employees, and visitors, providers are also required to have strong policies and processes in place.

The NHS also has a number of policies and guidelines, including the End of Life Care Strategy and the Quality Responsibilities for End of Life Care, to facilitate the delivery of high-quality palliative care in addition to these legal requirements. These materials provide guidance on the essential components of high-quality care, including evaluation, symptom management, and care planning, as well as the NHS's expectations for the delivery of palliative care.

Reimbursement Scenario

The National Health Service (NHS) is in charge of reimbursing healthcare professionals in the UK for the palliative care services they render. The NHS developed reimbursement guidelines for the UK palliative care market, and they are intended to guarantee that providers are fairly reimbursed for the services they render while simultaneously advancing cost-effectiveness and quality of care.

The NHS pays providers for palliative care treatments using a variety of payment methods, such as block contracts, capitation, and fee-for-service. Block contracts give a provider a certain sum of money for a set amount of time, whereas capitation gives money based on the number of patients cared for. Providers are paid according to the quantity and kind of services they deliver in a fee-for-service approach.

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Service Overview
1.2 Global Scenario
1.3 Country Overview
1.4 Healthcare Scenario in Country
1.5 Healthcare Services Market in Country
1.6 Recent Developments in the Country

2. Market Size and Forecasting
2.1 Market Size (With Excel and Methodology)
2.2 Market Segmentation (Check all Segments in Segmentation Section)

3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Market Drivers
3.2 Market Restraints

4. Competitive Landscape
4.1 Major Market Share

4.2 Key Company Profile (Check all Companies in the Summary Section)

4.2.1 Company
4.2.1.1 Overview
4.2.1.2 Product Applications and Services
4.2.1.3 Recent Developments
4.2.1.4 Partnerships Ecosystem
4.2.1.5 Financials (Based on Availability)

5. Reimbursement Scenario
5.1 Reimbursement Regulation
5.2 Reimbursement Process for Services
5.3 Reimbursement Process for Treatment

6. Methodology and Scope

Palliative Care Market Segmentation

By Service Type (Revenue, USD Billion):

Based on service type, the UK palliative care market is divided into the following:

  • Private residence care
  • Hospice inpatient care
  • Hospital inpatient care
  • Nursing home and residential facility care
  • Others

By End User (Revenue, USD Billion):

Based on end-user type, the UK palliative care market is divided into the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Home Care Settings
  • Palliative Care Centers
  • Long-Term Care Centers & Rehabilitation Centers

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Last updated on: 17 February 2023
Updated by: Dr. Purav Gandhi

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