Written by Anna Bernstein on 25 Aug 2015
The healthcare industry is one of the largest in the UK; comprising the NHS, private healthcare providers and other organisations such as large pharmaceutical companies. In the public sector, healthcare management has undergone a series of dramatic changes in structure and this has been facilitated by a number of interim appointments. Momenta have a wealth of experience working in this area for both interim management and other services.
The NHS is the largest employer in the healthcare sector with 1.7 million employees, making it the largest single employer in Europe. This public institution has a huge infrastructure and is constantly searching for the best ways to make the most of its resources. Such an institution can benefit from the knowledge and experience offered by interim managers. They can deploy strategies which have proven successful within the commercial sector to help with efficiencies, allowing them to make the most of their available resources in order to provide the best possible quality of care.
At one time it was difficult for executives from the private sector to find opportunities within the NHS. Restructuring at management level across recent years has meant that NHS Trusts have turned to the commercial sector to deploy new practices and make the most of the available resources. As a general trend, there has been a huge increase in the number of interim managers working within the public sector, which now accounts for almost half of all assignments.
Although many will think of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals when they consider healthcare positions, there are a huge range of jobs within the NHS including Human Resources managers, project managers as well as executives and finance specialists. In this new scenario, interim managers are perfectly placed with their versatile knowledge and experience allowing them to deliver projects across a range of industries.
Those with change management experience will also be sought after as individual Trusts change their structures and look for new ways of implementing this. Momenta have expert knowledge within this sector in overseeing change management projects. Change within any large organisation can be challenging, particularly if staff have been doing the same job over a long period of time. Momenta can provide a comprehensive service by supplying interim managers to oversee change, and through our Performance Academy we can provide training to help staff transition to new ways of working.
Interims with experience in this area will be able to successfully implement structural changes to organisations as well as helping to manage the cultural changes. This will involve educating staff on any developments and train them in any new processes in order to maximise efficiency within the organisation.
While much of the healthcare sector is focused on the provision of care, there is also a commercial side to organisations. Momenta have long term relationships with a number of international pharmaceutical companies, utilising our interim experience to deliver the best results. Short term interim management assignments can help plug any gaps in knowledge and deliver best practice.
As well as helping healthcare organisations with interim and change management initiatives, Momenta can also provide a comprehensive range of operational support services and training. Find out more about the work Momenta have done in the industry on our Healthcare Sector page.
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