Britain's ageing population is at the root of sustained demand for the services offered by the Allied Health-Care Services industry, owing to the effects of the natural bodily decline that accompanies old age. Rising health consciousness and population growth have also expanded the market to which the industry caters. Eager to identify and prevent health problems before they take hold, people of all ages are now more proactive about seeking health care early. The Allied Health-Care Services industry is well placed to take advantage of this.
Operators in this industry offer a range of ancillary health-care services not provided by hospitals, doctors or dentists. Services provided under the allied health-care umbrella include optometry, physiotherapy, occupational health therapy and supporting nursing care and chiropody. The industry also includes speech, art and language therapy. Paramedics and dieticians also operate in the industry. Radiographers are excluded.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.