SUMMARY OF REPORT CONTENTS
Value of UK NHS Expenditure 2007-2015 (£billion)
AMA Research has recently published the 4th Edition
of its overview of Healthcare Construction Market in the UK,
focusing on key market trends and major structural change within the
NHS, which should be of particular interest to healthcare providers
and construction professionals involved in the healthcare sector.
Investment in the NHS remains a priority for the
coalition government, with funding for the NHS protected over the
next four years in the 2010 Spending Review. However, although
overall NHS spending will increase by around £10bn in real terms
over the course of the CSR Period (2011-2015), a 17% decrease in
capital spending will affect the size and types of projects coming
forward for development.
With capital spending under pressure, the report
discusses the likely shift away from major new build hospital
schemes towards local and primary health facilities and less-costly
refurbishment schemes - an approach which could open up the market
considerably to smaller firms and suppliers. We also analyse the
future of PFI as a means of procuring healthcare facilities
including the new Express LIFT and Procure 21+ Frameworks.
In addition, the report reviews the major changes
facing the structure and operation of the NHS under the Coalition’s
White Paper, which will see local GP commissioning consortia take
responsibility for around 80% of the NHS budget for health
commissioning services after primary care trusts are abolished in
With the growing involvement of the private sector
and corporate providers in NHS primary care provision, there are
concerns that current reforms will lead to increasing fragmentation
of provision in the healthcare sector.
Also included is a detailed analysis of the
Government’s targets for capital spending in the healthcare sector,
an assessment of contractors output and the anticipated
opportunities for healthcare work over the next few years.
Information for this report has been collated from a
wide range of sources including Government Publications, company
literature and the Internet. In addition, our research background in
related construction and building sectors has been used to provide a
basis of understanding of the healthcare construction market.
Analysis of market developments has been based upon both
quantitative and qualitative assessments of both primary and
secondary source data. The report comprises of 88 pages and 31
tables and charts and is available now.