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Biomedical science

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Biomedical Scientist in Sheffield, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Biomedical Scientist in Sheffield, England (UK)

I have been working at UK National Health Service

Pros

In some cases a feeling of satisfaction when doing the job well.
variety of work if in a large pathology epartment.

Cons

The hours,
Pay structure for out of core hour work is not good compared to private sector.
Being taken for granted by senior management.
Decisions made at higher levels by management who have no real idea of what goes on at lower levels.
Despite what anybody says, the service is driven by budget not patient needs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

fight for a fair budget to enable top quality patient care. The health service seems to be increasingly budget driven resulting in a poorer quality service.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Should I stay or should I go?

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    Current Employee - PCT Manager
    Current Employee - PCT Manager

    I have been working at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    Working with clinicians to make a real difference for patients.
    The most wonderful feeling in a job in the NHS is when you capture that clinical passion for quality with your drive to succeed, and know that together you've genuinely changed something for the better. It's also fascinating learning about all the different clinical specialities.
    Tip: use the evidence base and ask practitioners for their views before you start. If you just go in with a set of slides full of management jargon and lots of targets with no explanation, saying "this is what you should do" unsurprisingly, you can actually see people's heels digging into the carpet.
    Respect people's knowledge, experience and values, and it's amazing what you can do despite political meddling.

    Cons

    It's getting harder and harder to do this (see above comment).
    Clinicians are getting more and more tired, not just with the avalanche of new 'must dos', but fewer people having to do more work over longer hours often for less money.
    Seeing endless reorganisations and wheel reinventions.
    Culture of bullying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you died tomorrow, what would you like your staff to say about your line management?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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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
    No opinion of CEO
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