Stats reveal scale of bounce-back

By a staff reporter

Consultants have seen a steady rise in insurer-funded work, with activity in September at 93% of the level 12 months earlier. 

This is up nearly 20 percentage points compared with August (74%).

Activity levels in parts of the private healthcare sector are now higher than in 2019 as providers deal with pent-up demand, according to the latest snapshot of insurer-funded activity by Health­code. 

The official clearing organisation for the private health sector reported activity for pathology/haematology was up 28% and radiology 24% higher than the corresponding month last year. 

Healthcode managing director Peter Connor said he was impressed by the private sector’s determination to bounce back.

Countries and regions

Operating percentages were up again in all UK countries last month.