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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    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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    Know what you're getting into in the NHS

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    Former Employee - Junior Trainee Surgeon in Basildon, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Junior Trainee Surgeon in Basildon, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    You get to offer a service to others and have the opportunity to meet different people every day. The working enironment is challenging. Definitely a career for those that enjoy hard work (physically and academically). Some would say the chance to travel around the country on different posts is also a "perk of the job".

    Cons

    Medical practice is sadly thankless. The majority of patients don't appreciate your work and management is so poor, you are left picking up other people's pieces. Being posted to different places every year can be unsettling and difficult if you have family. The promotions system is more about hoop jumping than ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring external consultants. Hire people for the long term who are compensated comparably to the private sector. Encourage them to link in properly with doctors so they actually understand how the system works.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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