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Guaranteed pa, that all...

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Former Employee - Senior Physiotherapist in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Physiotherapist in London, England (UK)

I worked at UK National Health Service

Pros

Guaranteed pay and employment means no worry.
Theoretically a guaranteed pension payable by the british government

Cons

Poor pay and no bonus system so there is little point excelling. Excelling at your job does not make promotion likely, more if you are a bureaucrat. Lack of useful training for career advancement. Most training is Politically correct crap that covers the governments ass with health and safety etc!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't just do what the government asks to gain promotion, do things to benefit the patients and your staff. The NHS has staff that are motivated to patients, but couldn't care for the majority of management. My last manager was certainly one who did a great job, but many before had been useless puppets.

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    Politics are part of the NHS.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Management Trainee
    Current Employee - Graduate Management Trainee

    I have been working at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    If your values are aligned with those of your organisation, you're in the right place. Bear in mind that values and cultures may differ from organisation to organisation.

    Cons

    Politics, both with a big 'p' and a little 'p'. NHS organisations differ but politics exist in all of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workforce development deserves more attention. Personal and professional development deserve more attention.

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    NHS employment - what are the alternatives?

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Brighton, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    Not for profit organisation who has the clinical edge in dealing with complex patient care issues and health or disease processes. The NHS has a wealth of teaching expertise available at its fingertips. Good support generally provided for further education in terms of providing time and financial support. This is the main reason that the national health service is an excellent place to start you career.

    Cons

    Poor management skills of senior managers. No clear progression in career path for nurses who work in the NHS. Morale can be low at times depending on expectations of staff and what can realistically be achieved. i.e. high stress levels caused by lack of staffing and resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff at coalface can feel very disconnected from senior management, goals, plans etc.

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