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Healthcare contractors expecting surge in NHS projects, survey reveals

Healthcare contractors expecting surge in NHS projects, survey reveals

The recent government promise of further investment in the NHS has led to a rise in expected contracting opportunities, according to recent research by professional umbrella employment provider, giant group.

In its latest annual survey of healthcare contractors, giant found that the majority of respondents (20%) are expecting more opportunities in the NHS over the next year. Having seen a drop in contract work in this specialism over the last 12 months, this rise is in line with the latest government announcements of increased NHS spending, and will see further demand for skilled contractors.

Matthew Brown, Managing Director of giant commented on the latest results: “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.” Brown continued. “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.”

Interestingly, the results also showed a significant increase in the number of contractors working in private hospitals and clinics. Where only 2% of respondents worked in this arena during July 2011 and June 2012, 11% were during the following year. This is expected to rise further over the next 12 months to 14% as more private hospitals look to maximise growth strategies and increase efficiency.

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