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UK National Health Service Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
31 Reviews
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    Payroll Clark

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    Former Employee - Payroll Clark in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Payroll Clark in Southampton, England (UK)

    I worked at UK National Health Service as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    office environment, customer services team relationship, fast passed

    Cons

    job offer through job agency and job placement was not long enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Brilliant learning experience, although under a lot of pressure

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    Former Employee - Health Care Assistant in Southport, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Health Care Assistant in Southport, England (UK)

    I worked at UK National Health Service full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The team at the ward I worked on was lovely, everyone was very helpful and supportive. I couldn't have asked for more welcoming colleagues.
    Great learning opportunities
    Very rewarding and enjoyable job

    Cons

    Not enough staff- in the present economic climate the NHS is simply underfunded and lacks staff
    High pressure- again due to staff levels
    Unsocial hours- required to work early, late, night shifts and weekend shifts, but that is to be expected when working in a hospital as it is 24/7 care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More funding needed in the NHS at the moment, more staff are needed urgently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    hard work few perks

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    Current Employee - Manager in Hereford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Hereford, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the contract terms - sick leave, mat leave, pension

    Cons

    politics and general bullying atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nicer to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    Fun place and people are accomodative

    Cons

    Not much learning happened, can improve the learning sessions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    UK NHS as an employer

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    Current Employee - Consultant Surgeon in Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant Surgeon in Swansea, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable salary, still has a good pension scheme despite recent increase in contributions and reduction in pension.

    Cons

    No incentives to deliver good service, minimal appraisal, but guaranteed wage- this encourages a rather lazy attitude to working. After all, most people will do the least amount of work that they can get away with!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am in a service delivery role as a surgeon, not a specifically- titled management role. Despite, this, the job needs management skills. I believe that management skills training ought to be encouraged as well as insight into the economics of the NHS in general.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    World Leading healthcare practice.

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    Current Employee - CRA in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CRA in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Passionate workforce committed to patient care. The research that I conducted was world leading and examined how to optimise healthcare to patients.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to implement strategy due to funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lobby more against the government health cuts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

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    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Laid back culture, great holidays and work life balance,

    Cons

    have to push for growth and training, management can be absent, poor communication throughout organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people more, communicate and update staff about developments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots to learn, well structured graduate scheme.

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    Former Employee - Trainee Medical Physicist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trainee Medical Physicist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at UK National Health Service full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well structured graduate scheme for scientists.
    Lots of training/education.
    Opportunity to use scientific skills to improve healthcare.
    Good pension.
    Work life balance is generally good but studying often has to be done out of hours.

    Cons

    Some work can be repetitive/tedious (e.g. quality assurance tests).
    Majority of jobs for physicists are in radiotherapy, so getting jobs in other fields once you have qualified can be tricky.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed it here because of the people I worked with and because we were creating something new and innovative.

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    Former Employee - Journalist (content team) in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Journalist (content team) in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The people. The content team is a great group of journalists, most with excellent skills, enthusiasm and commitment to the project. Everyone worked well together but we had our share of laughs too.

    Cons

    The office is a 70s throwback with swathes of ancient wooden desks and filing cabinets. When I was there most of us didn't have a window view or much natural light. Elephant & Castle is a grey, drab area with limited lunch options (and no healthy ones).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our surroundings can uplift, inspire and motivate us or be grey and demotivating. This office space needs work!

    Recommends
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    Blinkered employer with no incentives package

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    Former Employee - Surgical Registrar in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Surgical Registrar in London, England (UK)

    I worked at UK National Health Service full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a doctor I was doing the job of my dreams so the NHS allowed me that avenue.

    Cons

    My salary decreased for last 3 years. I was unable to take my annual leave as the managers or bosses would decline it. Management prioritise cutting costs and corners for quick wins rather than increasing efficiency safely for the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your priorities. You are looking at the wrong picture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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