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Our monthly analysis of private patient revenue growth moves to the West Midlands’ 15 NHS acute trusts across the counties of Warwickshire, Worcester­shire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire. Philip Housden reports.

All the figures in this article are from recently published 2018-19 trust accounts. They show that total private patient revenues for the region grew slightly by 0.5% in 2018-19, up £107,000 to £20.45m (see Figure 1 on the right).  

This now represents 0.34% of these trusts’ total revenues, a slight drop from 0.36% the year before and below the combined national average outside London of 0.5%.   

These trusts vary significantly by turnover, private patient revenues, growth and range of facilities (see Figure 1 above).