Healthcare consultants have an eye on what they want to achieve in their field and what clients will ultimately pay for, according to a new survey of 300 healthcare consultants.
Key findings from the report:Scentsy, a digital design and research firm, surveyed 300 healthcare professionals in the UK in August.
They were asked about the most challenging part of their jobs:finding clients to collaborate on projects and developing relationships with clients.
The survey found that around a third of the consultants were working in a team, with around a fifth working in partnership with one another.
More than half of them worked in teams of two, and nearly a third had worked with at least three other consultants.
Scentsys data also found that, overall, 80 per cent of healthcare professionals thought the field had come under increasing pressure over the past year.
The firm surveyed 4,000 people in the US, Canada and Germany and found that in 2015, healthcare professionals said their careers were in trouble.
Scentsys said that in the last six months, the field has experienced a number of negative trends, including a sharp decline in revenue.
Scantsy chief executive Julie Roussel told the BBC that the healthcare industry is experiencing a crisis of confidence and confidence is the problem, with clients increasingly turning to digital services.
She added: The industry is facing a serious financial challenge, particularly in the health and social care sectors.
“The reality is, there is an opportunity for healthcare to create its own identity, and for us to create our own identity,” she said.
“We need to get our own voice, our own narrative.”
Ms Roussell also said the industry needed to take its own leadership role.
“In my view, we need to change the culture of the industry.
It’s time for healthcare and healthcare professionals to take charge of their own destiny,” she told the Radio Times.
Scantsy is currently recruiting for a new role in healthcare.