About the Healthcare Industry

The largest employer in the healthcare sector by far is the NHS, employing over 1.6 million people in the UK.

The NHS deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours and with the UK population expected to increase to 71.04 million by 2020 this is likely to rise.

There are over 300 different job roles in the NHS from consultant doctors, nurses, midwives, radiographers, healthcare scientists through to non-clinical roles such as IT specialists, electricians, finance managers and engineers.

Norfolk is home to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the UK. The hospital is a teaching centre for nurses (adult and children's), midwives, doctors, therapists and operating department practitioners. It hosts the Norwich GP speciality training scheme.

For further information on how to get a job in the NHS, take a look at the NHS careers website or try the ‘Step into the NHS’ careers tool which will introduce you to over 60 careers requiring a variety of academic abilities.

The NHS is not the only employer in healthcare, a quarter of the healthcare workforce is employed in the private sector working for organisations such as Bupa, Care UK, BMI Healthcare and Spire Healthcare.

Careers in healthcare can be challenging but they can also be very rewarding. If you have empathy for others and a strong desire to help other people with their physical health, this industry could be the one for you.

Did You Know?
Ongoing improvements in medicines and care mean that life expectancy in the UK is increasing - currently 79 years for men and 83 years for women which almost 30 years higher than a century ago.

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Care Support Worker (Dementia) - High Haven
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£8.28 per hour
Location:
Downham Market, Norfolk
High Haven is recruiting a passionate Care Support Worker who has a keen interest in Dementia Care. This position requires you to work days for 30 hours per week. High Haven is a purpose-built residential home, situated in the historic West Norfolk town of...
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Care Support Worker (Nights) - High Haven
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£8.28 per hour
Location:
Downham Market, Norfolk
High Haven is recruiting a Care Support Worker to work nights for various hours per week. High Haven is a purpose-built residential home, situated in the historic West Norfolk town of Downham Market. The home provides excellent care for up to 39 residents w...
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Care Team Leader - Lloyd Court
Salary:
£9.30 per hour
Location:
Holt, Norfolk
Lloyd Court is a Housing with Care scheme with 40 attractive, self-contained flats, which all have twenty-four-hour access to care. The scheme enjoys a great location on the North Norfolk coast, in the quiet village of High Kelling. The flats are within easy r...
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Flexible Care Team Leader - St Nicholas House
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£9/.30 per hour
Location:
Dereham, Norfolk
St Nicholas House is a purpose-built home located in the South Norfolk town of Dereham. The home provides excellent residential care for up to 38 people and there is a specialist Dementia Care unit for six people. Other facilities include a range of communal a...
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Care Support Worker - Green Lane View
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£8.28 per hour
Location:
Aylsham, Norfolk
Green Lane View is a popular Housing with Care scheme with 30 flats, which all have 24-hour access to care. We provide care and support to the tenants, who live in their flats under a tenancy agreement. Green Lane View is located on the outskirts of the market...
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Care Support Worker - Beauchamp House
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£8.28 per hour
Location:
Chedgrave, Norwich, Norfolk
Beauchamp House is a lovely care home, situated in the peaceful countryside village of Chedgrave, near Loddon. The home provides residential care in 43 well-appointed rooms, and there is a separate Dementia Care Unit at the home. Residents with Parkinson’s dis...
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