Clinical Coding jobs in the NHS
The NHS is experiencing unprecedented levels of patient activity due to elective care delays as a result of COVID. NHS Trusts nationally have seen their workloads increase by 30% which has naturally caused a surge in demand both medical and non-medical staff. Because of these increased activity levels, the demand for contract Clinical Coders is continuing to grow at an unprecedented rate, with GSA delivering Clinical Coding contract services to more trusts across the UK than ever before.
The demand for support has led NHS Trusts to adapt their ways of working and as a result, over half of the NHS Trusts we are now working with are offering some form of remote working whether that be in the form of hybrid working or fully remote based contracts. This has opened Clinical Coding contracting opportunities up to people that may have struggled previously for reasons such as not being able to drive or living in remote parts of the UK for example. It has also been excellent timing as it has helped Clinical Coders cope with the increased cost of living due to not having to spend as much time and money commuting.
The good news in relation to the shift from fully office based to hybrid/ remote working models is that in our experience, NHS Trusts recognise that despite a potential reduction in costs to the contractor if people are working remotely, they are still asking for the same level of service from the contractors and are happy to commit to the same pay rates that are being agreed for office based roles. The increase to remote based pay and the flexibility around working hours because of working from home has meant there has never been a better time to explore contract Clinical Coding opportunities.
If you or someone you know are interested in hearing more or want to be kept informed in the future of potential projects then please do get in touch with Tom Blakey for a confidential discussion about how we can help.