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National Health Service CEO Simon Stevens
Simon Stevens
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Pros
  • Work life balance is generally good but studying often has to be done out of hours (in 4 reviews)

  • Reasonable salary, still has a good pension scheme despite recent increase in contributions and reduction in pension (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Not enough staff- in the present economic climate the NHS is simply underfunded and lacks staff (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Varied

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hospital Doctor in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Hospital Doctor in Leicester, England (UK)

    I worked at National Health Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training opportunities in training posts were good when they happened. Good multidisciplinary approach to medicine in all fields. Important lessons learnt through such varied case management.

    Cons

    Training opportunities were like hens teeth. More a case of service provision. Night shifts were under supported at times and juniors are often left to manage huge numbers of patients without adequate support.

    Advice to Management

    Go on to the shop floor! Spend time in A+E and on the wards, see the serious failings first hand and listen to the doctors and nurses who are stretched to the limits to hold what is still called the NHS together.


  2. Moderate to good, choppy waters at times

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biomedical Scientist NHS in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Biomedical Scientist NHS in Leicester, England (UK)

    I have been working at National Health Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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



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