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Lots to learn, well structured graduate scheme.

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Former Employee - Trainee Medical Physicist in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Trainee Medical Physicist in London, England (UK)

I worked at UK National Health Service full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Well structured graduate scheme for scientists.
Lots of training/education.
Opportunity to use scientific skills to improve healthcare.
Good pension.
Work life balance is generally good but studying often has to be done out of hours.

Cons

Some work can be repetitive/tedious (e.g. quality assurance tests).
Majority of jobs for physicists are in radiotherapy, so getting jobs in other fields once you have qualified can be tricky.

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    Blinkered employer with no incentives package

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    Former Employee - Surgical Registrar in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Surgical Registrar in London, England (UK)

    I worked at UK National Health Service full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a doctor I was doing the job of my dreams so the NHS allowed me that avenue.

    Cons

    My salary decreased for last 3 years. I was unable to take my annual leave as the managers or bosses would decline it. Management prioritise cutting costs and corners for quick wins rather than increasing efficiency safely for the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your priorities. You are looking at the wrong picture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Moderate to good, choppy waters at times

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    Current Employee - Biomedical Scientist NHS in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Biomedical Scientist NHS in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good social security, good bunch of people in general working for the NHS, the job is satisfying when they let you do it, easy to move job or location; most places are quite flexible re hours, many hospitals provide childcare at work etc

    Cons

    Understaffing!! You might not be able to get holidays at all, or not anywhere near the time you want to take them, as many departments are so understaffed already. Some useless managers around, just looking out for themselves or fulfill management targets regardless of what falls by the wayside due to this, which often is staff morale. A lot of staff are pretty fed up at the moment, but carry on for the sake of the patients. Usually not enough resources for training, often staff are told they need qualification xyz to do their job, yet the opportunity to complete the training never materialises; incompetent staff are carried and never got rid off, people who put themselves out derive no benefit from it. As long as you can talk the talk you'll get a management role, never mind if you are actually able to do the job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't keep cutting staff levels and resources without affecting patient care; reward people who go the extra mile, not those who agree with you and a***lick

    Recommends
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    Disapproves of CEO
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