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Joanne Ray
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In the healthcare industry, you can work directly in contact with patients or in support roles which help keep the services running. The National Health Service is one of the top recruiters across all boroughs in London with Professional Occupations (Health Professionals) and Elementary Occupations (Administration and Service Occupations) dominating vacancies. Did you know that there are over 350 different careers in the NHS and around 40,000 nursing vacancies in the UK? There is a high demand for nurses and the number of new jobs in personal services (care) is growing year on year.

Future Trends

New technologies are creating new jobs and changing working methods within healthcare. From 3D printing to telemedicine, healthcare is starting to look a lot like the tech industry.

Currently it is projected that in just over a decade we will face a shortage of more than 100,000 physicians. This means physicians are going to have to be in more than one place at a time.

Telemedicine is looking like a viable way to get medical treatment to populations where doctors are lacking, and that means there will have to be technicians running the equipment to make it happen. Telemedicine will help to provide patients with more convenient hours and ability to see a doctor far from home or work. Virtual visits with doctors, nurses or other healthcare specialists through video conferencing, messaging and mobile apps will therefore be a future trend. Patients who use health monitors or wearable fitness trackers say they share data with their doctor, which can be communicated through technology.

In 5 years, the value of virtual reality in medicine will grow. Virtual reality is already being used to train medical professionals. There will also be a need for engineers and designers working with 3D printers to print artificial limbs and even artificial organoids that can take the place of failed organs.

We can expect to see growth in these areas: Use of apps | Personal Diagnostics| Advanced Materials| Robotics| Bioscience | Assistive Technology 

Types of apprenticeships include: Care Worker | Pharmacy Assistant | Healthcare Assistant| Paramedic (degree apprenticeship) | Nurse (degree apprenticeship) | Dental Nurse | Health Science Assistant | Midwife (degree apprenticeship | Laboratory Technician

Useful websites

National Health Service - 

The British Medical Journal Helpful -

Community Care Jobs -

Nursing Times -

Ramsey Health Care -