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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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    Can be a worthwhile job, but you'll learn to hate your evil overlord masters at the Department of Health.

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

    I have been working at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    The final year pension scheme, which, I think, no longer exists for new employees. And there probably won't be anything left in the pot by the time you retire anyway after Labor's finished raiding it.

    Cons

    Everything you do is geared towards chasing paper targets and nonsensical initiatives drafted by some monkey at the Department of Health, what we want to do is help people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Private organisations see the NHS as a cash cow they can tap for funds, heads should be rolling for the gross financial negligence exhibited by policymakers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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