The Specialist Medical Practices industry provides medical consultation and treatment via specialist practitioners and surgeons. Typically, specialist treatment is obtained by general practitioner (GP) referral. An ageing, ailing population is the primary cause of sustained demand for specialist medical services. Natural bodily decline is causing health problems for more Britons, placing growing pressure on national health-care services. As British health care is overwhelmingly public, budgetary allocations to the NHS have a decisive effect on industry revenue. During the past five years, the government has sought to reign in ballooning public spending.
This industry includes medical consultation and treatment in the field of specialised medicine by medical specialists and surgeons. It also includes family planning centres that provide medical treatment such as sterilisation and termination of pregnancy, without accommodation.
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.