National Health Service Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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National Health Service CEO Simon Stevens
Simon Stevens
9 Ratings

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. Too frustrating to be completely fulfilling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Health Service full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, work can be inspiring.

    Cons

    Biggest problems in the NHS created by political interference. Fragmented system. Hospital/GP payment structures incentive the behaviour that management is trying to reduce so it feels like an uphill battle.


  2. We need an NHS which looks after the staff as well

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    Current Employee - Ward Manager in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Ward Manager in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Health Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The concept is brilliant and we have the best healthcare in the world, free at the point of contact and regardless of class, race, age or situation.

    Cons

    Frontline staff feel underappreciated. Many work well beyond their hours and yet instead of realising this is effort driven by caring, the upper management structure sees a service which is coping and seeks to make further cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise that many staff really do care and will go above and beyond to achieve the best for their patients but need to feel appreciated and supported instead of told they are not achieving targets.


  3. Assistant Accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    hours are exactly as are flexible working also & work life balance/

    Cons

    Historic way of doing things & slow progression


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  5. consultant

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    best colleagues in the world - all of whom would go the extra mile and almost all of whom have great skill and compassion the patients - they have faith in us and we see the best side of them

    Cons

    A bullying management who: 1 abuse staff goodwill - - eg "if they choose to work bank holidays at home that's up to them" " we can take on extra work and lose staff - if you cannot manage it shows you are not working smart enough" B the politicians who believe that they can improve healthcare while cutting, cutting, cutting C As a senior independent clinical psychologist said "the NHS is a traumatised institution" D Never in 25 years as a consultant have I felt that the care of patients is more vulnerable and less safe (when looking outside the Trust measured paramenter and the advances we have always made together E continuity of care is awful - particularly at the level of the doctors responsible for the hospital inpatients but also at the level of care from other health professionals from nurses to physios to GPs 2 put their finances before patient care 3 ignore best practice if it doesn't meet local guidelines

    Advice to Management

    remember that you are not an expert in the details of health care recall that it is the patient who must come first, not your brownie points and your budget show more respect for your staff's expertise show more respect for your staff's time and dedication


  6. hca

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    Current Employee - HCA in Middlesbrough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - HCA in Middlesbrough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lovely company to work for, very understanding, excellent maternity package, great colleagues, great management. inhouse training to broaden your horizons

    Cons

    short staffed we need more staffing with immediate effect

    Advice to Management

    please can we have more staff.


  7. Care Assistant/ Support Worker

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    Current Employee - Health Care Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Health Care Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have experience in Care Home in UK., as paramedic in EU., Biology degree level 6- equated by UK.-NARIC.

    Cons

    I was in NHS Hospital assisting some Service Users from our Care Home. I consider that working for NHS I will improve my job.


  8. nhs dentistry

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Health Service part-time

    Pros

    good pension and working conditions

    Cons

    less money than in private system


  9. Good

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    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's Good place to work if you have a family. Very flexible with time offs.

    Cons

    Not much to learn, very basic work and repetitive. Not much room for development and career progression.


  10. NHS, ONLY AS GOOD AS THE PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH!

    Former Employee - Nursing in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Nursing in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I worked at National Health Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most people love their nursing jobs, its a vocation!

    Cons

    No prospects of a higher paid job or upgrade, managers use you for your abilities, but not paid for the. Bad attitude, if you dont like it leave!


  11. work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Health Service part-time

    Pros

    good team work multidisciplinary work force able to care for others

    Cons

    very busy insufficient staff long hours



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