The latest data from the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) on private activity in the UK shows a slow start to 2021. The number of people receiving privately funded acute treatment remained fairly consistent from December 2020, with 44,000 episodes of care in January compared with 49,000 in December. February saw an increase in activity to 47,000. However, when looking at a year on year trend, this January is down almost a third (32%) when compared to January 2020. February 2021 was 23% lower than in the same month in 2020, before the pandemic took hold in the UK.
- PHIN: https://media.phin.org.uk/private-healthcare-has-a-quiet-start-to-2021-with-the-uk-in-lockdown/