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A PPU market that’s ripe for developing

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The North-east is our stop-off this month in Philip Housden’s tour of NHS private patient units (PPUs). 

This month, we review private patient revenue growth for eight  – soon to be seven – NHS acute trusts across the North-east region covering the conurbations of Tyne and Wear and counties of Durham and Northumbria.

The figures used here are from the recently published 2017-18 annual accounts, although one trust has not included private patient revenues in that document at the time of writing, and so the prior year total has been used.  

For this regional group, the accounts show total private patient revenues rose in 2017-18, making up around half of the significant reduction experienced the year before. Total revenues are recorded at £6.3m in 2017-18, up approximately 9.4% from £5.8m in 2016-17 (Figure 1, below). 

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