United Kingdom Anesthesia Devices Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The United Kingdom Anesthesia Devices Market is Segmented by Product Type (Anesthesia Machines (Anesthesia Workstation, Anesthesia Delivery Machines, Anesthesia Ventilators, and Anesthesia Monitors), and Anesthesia Disposables & Accessories (Anesthesia Circuits (Breathing Circuits), Anesthesia Masks, Endotracheal Tubes (ETTs), and Laryngeal Mask Airways(LMAs)). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

UK Anesthesia Devices Market Overview
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 6.5 %

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Market Overview

The United Kingdom Anesthesia Devices Market is poised to register a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period.

The COVID-19 outbreak impacted the healthcare sector, as hospital and healthcare services were significantly reduced due to social distancing measures taken by the government in the country. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the country's economy and adversely impacted the functioning of general hospital care for non-COVID-19 patients in hospitals. An article titled "The impact of COVID-19 on anesthesia and critical care services in the UK: a serial service evaluation", published in the Journal of Anaesthesia in September 2021, indicated that in January 2021, one-third of the anesthesia staff were unavailable, 42% of operating theaters were closed, and national surgical activity was reduced to less than half, including reduced cancer and emergency surgery. The outbreak of COVID-19 impacted the market, as hospitals and healthcare services were significantly reduced due to the social distancing measures enforced in the country. In addition, intensivists and anesthesiologists were teaming up to treat COVID-19 patients. As per an article published in June 2021, titled "Surgical activity in England and Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic: a nationwide observational cohort study", presented in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, the total number of surgical procedures carried out in England and Wales in 2020 was 3,102,674. Thus, such instances highlight that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the market's growth. However, the market is gaining traction owing to the resumption of elective surgeries and is likely to regain its pre-pandemic growth rate in the near future.

The growth in the geriatric population is likely to result in a significant increase in the demand for surgeries in the United Kingdom as this population is more vulnerable to severe diseases and, ultimately, surgeries and treatments. The overall increase in the number of surgeries performed has a strong impact on the anesthesia devices market in the United Kingdom, as anesthetic devices are used in surgical procedures to reduce pain.

The "Health Foundation Report", updated in December 2021, shows that, in the next 25 years, the number of people aged over 85 will double to 2.6 million in the United Kingdom. Additionally, as per the "Overview of the UK population: January 2021" data updated by the government of the United Kingdom, it is estimated that there will be an additional 7.5 million people aged 65 years and over in the United Kingdom in 50 years. Several age-related illnesses have been linked to the aging population, resulting in increased demand for surgeries coupled with generating demand for anesthesia devices in the operating room (OR) and intensive care unit (ICU), in turn, driving the market growth in the country.

Furthermore, the "UK Factsheet January 2022" published by the British Heart Foundation stated that around 7.6 million people are living with heart and circulatory diseases, and nearly 4 million males and 3.6 million females are living with heart and circulatory diseases in the country. This highly prevalent heart and circulatory disease patients generate demand for surgical procedures to avoid fatalities among the population. This further boosts the demand for anesthesia devices used during surgical procedures, which in turn drives the market’s growth.

However, difficulties associated with the usage of anesthesia devices and issues regarding product recalls may restrain the market’s growth over the forecast period.

Scope of the report

As per the scope of the report, anesthesia devices are used to check a patient's response to anesthesia during a surgical process. The requirement for these devices depends upon the type of surgery being performed, and it differs in every case. These devices help the anesthetist monitor the dose of anesthesia. The United Kingdom Anesthesia Devices Market is Segmented by Product Type (Anesthesia Machines (Anesthesia Workstation, Anesthesia Delivery Machines, Anesthesia Ventilators, and Anesthesia Monitors), and Anesthesia Disposables & Accessories (Anesthesia Circuits (Breathing Circuits), Anesthesia Masks, Endotracheal Tubes (ETTs), and Laryngeal Mask Airways(LMAs)). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Product Type
Anesthesia Machines
Anesthesia Workstation
Anesthesia Delivery Machines
Anesthesia Ventilators
Anesthesia Monitors
Anesthesia Disposables & Accessories
Anesthesia Circuits (Breathing Circuits)
Anesthesia Masks
Endotracheal Tubes (ETTs)
Laryngeal Mask Airways(LMAs)

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Key Market Trends

Anesthesia Monitors Sub-segment is Expected to Register a High CAGR in the Forecast Period

Anesthesia monitors are used to record and display the delivery of anesthetic substances, like gases, drugs, and fluids, to the patient. During surgeries, these are used to check the patient's health and reaction to the indication of anesthesia. The integration of various functionalities, such as oxygen saturation level, carbon dioxide level, heart rate, and blood pressure, coupled with decision support systems and data analysis aids, allows clinicians to get better insights into their patients.

In May 2021, the Association of Anaesthetists updated its guidelines for minimum standards for patient monitoring during anesthesia. The new guidelines emphasize the use of anesthesia monitors along with the monitoring of ECG, SpO2, NIBP, and capnography in the country. Such developments are expected to propel market segment growth over the coming years. Moreover, as per the "British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)" report released in February 2021, approximately 15 thousand cosmetic surgeries were carried out in the United Kingdom in 2021. Also, as per the source above, breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgery among women in the country in 2020, with over 4.6 thousand treatments, followed by breast reduction with over 3.1 thousand procedures. In addition, with 413 operations performed in 2020, rhinoplasty was the most popular surgery among men in the same year. This is poised to drive the demand for anesthesia devices in the country, bolstering the market's growth.

Furthermore, the "National Health Service (NHS) Key Statistics: England" published in February 2022 reported that accidents and emergency (A&E) attendances have increased recently in England. As of January 2022, an average of 42,000 people went to major hospitals’ A&E departments in England every day, and there were an average of 12,256 emergency admissions to hospitals via A&E each day. This increasing number of injuries and admissions in emergency settings for surgeries is expected to boost the growth of the studied market in the United Kingdom.

Similarly, initiatives by market players are another factor driving the market’s growth. For instance, in January 2020, a ground-breaking regional anesthesia device, SAFIRA, developed by medical device company Medovate in collaboration with clinicians from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), was demonstrated live at Arab Health 2022. Thus, the abovementioned factors are expected to increase the market's growth.


Competitive Landscape

The United Kingdom is one of the more developed regions in Europe, along with other developed nations like France and Germany. As a result, it enjoys the presence of most of the global players in the anesthesia devices market. Moreover, the country has a developed healthcare system and the rate of adoption of newer technologies is higher. This makes this market more lucrative for innovation, which encourages companies to enter the United Kingdom market. Some of the prominent players in the market include B. Braun Melsungen AG, Medtronic PLC, Draegerwerk AG, Philips, and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, among others.

Major Players

  1. B. Braun Melsungen AG

  2. Medtronic PLC

  3. Draegerwerk AG

  4. Philips

  5. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare


Recent Developments

  • In September 2021, Masimo Corporation received the CE marking and commercial launch in Europe of the single-patient-use adhesive rainbow SuperSensor, compatible for use with both Masimo and third-party monitors with Masimo rainbow technology inside, which can monitor anesthesia levels.
  • In November 2020, MINDRAY launched its new A8 and A9 anesthesia machines in the United Kingdom market, which feature integrated high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) technology.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Geriatric Population and a Rise in the Number of Surgical Procedures Requiring Anesthesia

      2. 4.2.2 Large Patient Pool Due to Chronic Diseases

      3. 4.2.3 Technological Advancements in Anesthesia Technology

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Difficulties Associated with the Usage of Anesthesia Devices

      2. 4.3.2 Issues regarding Product Recalls

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value – USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Anesthesia Machines

        1. Anesthesia Workstation

        2. Anesthesia Delivery Machines

        3. Anesthesia Ventilators

        4. Anesthesia Monitors

      2. 5.1.2 Anesthesia Disposables & Accessories

        1. Anesthesia Circuits (Breathing Circuits)

        2. Anesthesia Masks

        3. Endotracheal Tubes (ETTs)

        4. Laryngeal Mask Airways(LMAs)


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 B. Braun Melsungen AG

      2. 6.1.2 Medtronic PLC

      3. 6.1.3 Draegerwerk AG

      4. 6.1.4 Ambu A/S

      5. 6.1.5 Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

      6. 6.1.6 GE Healthcare

      7. 6.1.7 Philips

      8. 6.1.8 Mindray Medical International Limited

      9. 6.1.9 Smiths Medical

      10. 6.1.10 Teleflex Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments
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Frequently Asked Questions

The United Kingdom Anesthesia Devices Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The United Kingdom Anesthesia Devices Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.5% over the next 5 years.

B. Braun Melsungen AG, Medtronic PLC, Draegerwerk AG, Philips, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare are the major companies operating in United Kingdom Anesthesia Devices Market.

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