Increased confidence among healthcare contractors, as many predict rise in job opportunities
According to the latest Giant Group survey, there are more healthcare contractors who are expecting further job opportunities within their sector.
The reason behind this confidence is thought to be due to the recent government promise of further investment within the National Health Service, with 20% of healthcare contractors saying that they predict more opportunities in the NHS, over the next year.
The research has also found that there has been a significant increase in the number of contractors working in private hospitals and clinics. During July 2010 and June 2012, only 2% of respondents worked in this specific area, whereas this figure went up to 11% in 2013.
This number is expected to rise a further 3% over the following 12 months, as more private hospitals are looking to maximize growth strategies and increase their efficiency.
Matthew Brown, Managing Director of Giant Group said of the findings, “The additional NHS budgets promised last month will certainly be beneficial for specialist healthcare contractors. As hospitals look to increase efficiencies and meet growing patient demands, experienced professionals will be required to oversee developments.”
“It would also appear that of all the sectors we work in, healthcare is one of the most confident. The latest figures show a shift in balance of preference between long term contract and higher per hour payment, suggesting contractors are becoming increasingly optimistic about opportunities.”
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