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The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. Increased demand, an ageing population, and budget cuts are only a handful of factors which have played their part. It comes as no surprise that the government are leaning on contractor and locum health and social care consultants, in order to take the pressure off overstretched departments.
Our guide to becoming a limited company health and social care consultant lists the pros and cons of contracting, advice on finding work in this sector and what the most tax efficient way of contracting is.
Health and social care consultants play a vital role in communities providing both physical and emotional support to vulnerable children, young people, adults and the elderly. Within these age groups, there are endless opportunities as to the type of sectors you could contract within, such as:
To find work in the health and social care industry, you may already have existing industry contacts. If not, the best place to start is through an agency that specialises in locum health and social care work. It is worthwhile dealing with just one or two agencies at any one time ensuring you build up a strong relationship with those agencies, to ensure they recommend you for the best roles. Here are some specialist recruitment agencies that you may find useful:
For more hints and tips on finding work as a contractor, download our free guide to finding work as a contractor. You may also find our contractor's career centre useful, containing advice such as how to write your CV and interview tips.
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Appointing an accountant can save you time and stress when starting up on your own. If you would like to speak to someone about any of the above information or any other queries you may have, arrange a callback and a member of the team will be in touch.