Beacon Health Options (Beacon UK) Development and evaluation of strategic options for the UK business

The challenge

BeaconHealth Options is a leading managed mental healthcare organisation, co-ordinating care for over 45 million people with mental health problems in the USA and UK.

Beacon UK commissioned a review by GE Healthcare Partners to inform a strategy for growth in the UK mental health market. It was agreed that the review should consider UK focused offerings in the following areas:

  • The market for managed mental healthcare by population segments.
  • Beacon as the co-ordinator of care for people with serious and enduring mental health problems.
  • Beacon as the co-ordinator of care for people with learning disabilities.
  • Frail and elderly people, where they have a mental health condition, including dementia.
  • Other product/ service offerings which will contribute significantly to the long term revenue growth plan.
  • Privately funded patients were to be considered at a high level only.