The U.K private healthcare market has a value in excess of US$ 11.8 Bn. It will grow by just under 3 percent per year until 2023. This growth is fueled by NHS waiting times and referrals to the private sector.
The NHS waiting list in recent years for certain maladies has steered patients towards the private sector. Indeed the increase in NHS waiting time to more than 18 weeks is fueling growth in the UK’s private healthcare market. Main companies in the UK’s private sectors are:
Bupa Cromwell Hospital
CIRCLE HOLDINGS PLC
HCA Management Services, L.P.
Ramsay Health Care
Spire Healthcare Group plc.
1948 saw the birth of the NHS in Manchester. The launch being proudly overseen by the then Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan. Intriguingly however the drivers for such a health service were present in politicians minds some years before. In some quarters it was sincerely believed that access to health care services should be present in a sophisticated society and economy. This was particularly present in the London County Council which felt that provision of health care should accompany that of other public utilities.
A founding, indeed egalitarian principle of the NHS was that a high quality of healthcare should be available to both the rich and poor of society. In fact, with the exception of some charges, prescriptions dental etc, healthcare continues to be free at the point of use for almost 65 million people across the UK.
The statistics are impressive, for example over a 36 hours the English NHS attends to more than 1 million patients. The service encompasses all: routine screenings, accident and emergency treatments for long-term conditions, transplants, and end-of-life care.
Even though the NHS is often roundly, sometimes quite unfairly criticised it is worth noting that it compares vary favourably with other healthcare systems of 10 other countries – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, US and NHS was the most impressive overall. The NHS was rated as the best system in terms of efficiency, effective care, safe care, co-ordinated care, patient-centred care and cost-related problems. It was also ranked second for equity.
Adevia is currently handling a large number and wide selection of jobs throughout the south of England. Note that those positions in London carry a higher salary because the cost of living in and around the capital is significantly greater. Virtually all jobs offer pension contributions and generous holiday entitlements of 28+ days per annum. The following positions are a representative selection of our nurse vacancies at the moment.