UK National Health Service

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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.

Doesn't Recommend
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    If monthly pay isn't everything the NHS is worth a look.

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    Current Employee - Information Analyst in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Information Analyst in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    There are a hugh variaty of jobs in the NHS and it is possible to move location and role quite easily. There is a big emphasis on work-life balance so below managment level you can forget about work outside your 37.5 hours a week. Although the pay is lower than simular jobs in the private sector, the pension is good, as is the holiday allowance.

    Cons

    The pay structure is very rigid - those who perform their job well find their pay raises at the same rate as those who are incompitant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internal communication is essentual if you want staff who will give a possitive image of the service.

    Recommends
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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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