Hospitals in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2017

In 2017, there were an estimated 1,920 hospitals in the United Kingdom (UK). The number of hospitals in the UK had been declining prior to 2015, standing at 1,568 in 2014, before rising again in the subsequent years.

Healthcare indicators

Expenditure on health in the UK amounted to a 9.6 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017. This proportion has been increasing since 2000. The pressure on general practices has been increasing in the UK in the last ten years. In 2008, there were 6.4 thousand patients to each GP practice on average in the UK. By 2017 it came to over 7.6 thousand patients to a practice.

Opinion of healthcare in the country

The quality of British healthcare is generally regarded as good by the majority. In a survey of nine European countries, 73 percent of British respondents rated the quality of their accessible healthcare as good, while only nine percent regarded it as poor. This was the highest positive rating among the countries surveyed. Furthermore, 63 percent of those surveyed trust the treatment offered, compared to only thirteen percent who do not.
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Number of hospitals in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2017
Number of hospitals
2017**1,920
20161,922
2015*1,882
20141,568
20131,645
20121,747
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