Record number of Doctor vacancies on Jobs4Medical site

  • Positions for Doctors - including locum and permanent posts – now make up almost 50 per cent of database
  • Increase follows introduction of new European Working Time Directive

Hampshire, UK – 4th November, a leading specialist online recruitment service for the medical profession, has revealed that Doctors are now the most in demand healthcare professionals – and account for almost 50 per cent of the Jobs4Medical database. Over 7,500 locum and permanent Doctors positions, including consultants and general practitioners, are currently live on the Jobs4Medical website – making it one of the largest databases in the UK. The dedicated section for Doctors receives over 88,000 page views per month.

The new European Working Time Directive, introduced in August, prevents around 60,000 trainee doctors based in the UK from working more than 48 hours a week. This has resulted in a number of hospitals looking to fill the gap that the new Working Time Directive has created in their workforces.

Vicky Scott, Operations Manager at Jobs4Medical commented: "Junior Doctors' hours have dropped dramatically over the past 15 years or so. Doctors who previously worked 100-plus hour weeks, have had to cut their hours down to just 48. This change in legislation is one of the reasons Doctor vacancies on our site are at an all time high – with over 4,000 more positions available than nurses. By partnering with a number of medical recruitment agencies, we can now offer candidates one of the largest databases of live Doctors positions, which is updated on a daily basis. Whether a candidate is looking for a locum or permanent position, a job locally or abroad, Jobs4Medical can provide these opportunities."         

About Jobs4Medical:
Founded and developed under the Jobs4 Group – Jobs4Medical is a leading online recruitment service specialising in finding jobs for health care professionals. Jobs4Medical is the first dedicated global jobs board and contains over 3000 different positions across 9 medical sectors including Doctors, Carers and Nurses.

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Louise Sambells
The PressOffice – PR for Jobs4Medical
Tel: 01780 721433

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