The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people value their time, money, and also professional working careers. For the front-line healthcare workers who were working to save the country whilst the rest of us stayed safe in isolation, they have come out of the experience feeling deflated and neglected when hit in the face with the poor pay and reluctance from the government to offer them a satisfactory pay increase. The cost of healthcare has risen understandably due to the current economy, but the strain that has been placed on the NHS especially has left the doctors and nurses unsatisfied with their current positions. Healthcare professionals are now looking to use their skills and qualification elsewhere, and the first place they are training is cosmetics.
Booth doctors and nurses with the correct qualifications and experience can switch to the cosmetics industry instead. This industry consists of aesthetic treatments that offer transformative effects, such as breast enlargements in Manchester, and even botox treatments to reduce the signs of ageing. Of course, the professionals who originally went into health care to care for people in need, are reluctant to make this decision, but this is now being made by thousands of other healthcare professionals in hopes of a better work-life balance and more satisfactory income.
Why are people leaving health care?
Back in 2021, it was measured that 27,000 nurses and midwives quit the NHS. The reasons for people leaving health care range from poor working conditions, high pressure on workers, poor monetary rewards and also seeing the poor quality of care that patients are receiving. The mental health of doctors and nurses has also been severely affected as a result of the stress that has been put on them. The list goes on and each healthcare professional has their own story to tell in terms of why they decided to leave healthcare, but if one thing is certain, people are not happy. Happy workers are key to a sustainable business structure. The healthcare system will continue to continue on a fast decline unless the government steps in and offers people the support they need.
What is so attractive about cosmetics?
Multiple routes are available in cosmetics for healthcare professionals to go down. Many nurses move on to practice aesthetics, with treatments such as Botox and facial fillers. A background in phlebotomy has guaranteed many unhappy nurses a secure role in an aesthetics business or even opened up the opportunity to start their own business. Many doctors have opted out of working in emergency units, which are now heavily understaffed and strained and turned to plastic surgery. Opening up their private practices offering plastic surgeries has shown to be much more lucrative for said doctors, and offered them the perfect work-life balance which they would have struggled to find in public health care.
What will happen to the public health system?
There is no certain knowledge as to what the future of the public healthcare system will look like. The appeal of working privately for healthcare professionals makes the removal of public healthcare a likely situation, however, this does not have to be the case. The NHS’s ability to produce consistent and timely care is reducing, and if the government hopes to rebuild the stability of the NHS, action must be taken now.
In conclusion, more healthcare professionals are moving onto private cosmetic practices now than ever. This is in the hope of a better income, less pressure within their roles, and an overall more sustainable work-life balance. If the NHS has any hope of keeping its staff and increasing their numbers, the government needs to step in and take immediate action.