National Health Service Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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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. Rtt Validator

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    Former Employee - Rtt Validator in Lincoln, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Rtt Validator in Lincoln, England (UK)

    I worked at National Health Service

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good salary comfortable environment pleasant staff. .

    Cons

    Heavy work load. Concentrates on patient validations per day. No scope for promotion. As a contractor not much contact with permanent staff. Not much scope for promotion. Very repetitious and mundane.

    Advice to Management

    There should be much more interaction between contract and permanent staff.


  2. Healthcare review from a minions point of view

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    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Lincoln, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Lincoln, England (UK)

    I have been working at National Health Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    being able to make a difference to patients stay, doing the best you can with your time and personal values. Making every patient feel as if they are unique and treating all as individuals. The tiniest thing act of kindness can make the difference to the patient and family of a persons stay in hospital. Often there is not enough people on the ground and when you have a good team of people all working together with the same values and mind set it makes a difference to everyone's day. There are no perks to working for the NHS except YOU can make a difference to making someone's day better if you treat people as you would like to be treated No matter what.

    Cons

    Not enough staff, too many managers managing managers. Having to practically beg for the most basic of poor quality items to do your job well. Too much pressure from the top who only seem to want to demoralize the staff who are still working and taking pride in their part to play in this large machine, where only targets seem to matter. Leadership seems to be minimal for the lowest on the NHS ladder. Nurses having to go without breaks for both eating and toilet breaks especially if they have patients scoring high on tracking scores. Imagine not even daring to go for a wee??? Having to work 13 hours so if staffing allows you get two half hour breaks. Working on a ward with 25/26 beds all full and there only being two qualified nurses and one N/A to support all of these. Or a 52 bed ward with only ONE housekeeper on each side to clean the ward, all the bathrooms and deliver 3 meals to each and every patient.

    Advice to Management

    Please, please take into account that some of us like in principle the job we are doing and give us more support. Go back to the good old days were you started on the shop floor gained experience and if you wanted moved up the ladder. People are not commodities and you should not be conducting time and motion studies to see how long it takes to admit a patient, they are not all the same, some are more needy than others. People are not machines. Management should not be from Electricity, Gas, Engineering profit making backgrounds living people don't function like that, you at the top should know what it's like on the shop floor.



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