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East London NHS London Reviews

Updated December 17, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Trust and perfect place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resourcing Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Resourcing Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at East London NHS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit pack, including perks such as NHS discounts, Trust Benefits, special rewards such as 2 extra days of annual leave if you have not been sick for the entire year, holidays of a lifetime (you can accumulate a few days of annual leave and after a few years, you can take all of them together for an exceptionally length of time to travel the world for a a couple of months).
    Very helpful teams (learning and development, recruitment, HR, workforce/payroll, finance, people participation, nurses, ...)
    I have worked for another NHS Trust and the different is enormous. East London NHS Foundation Trust is well ahead of other NHS Trust.

    Cons

    The Trust could do much better with their offer of internal training or subsidised external training to help and support current employees to develop their careers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not good if you are a corporate employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at East London NHS (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities if you are clinical staff

    Cons

    -Many temporary contracts, which just get renewed although they cover permanent needs
    -Due to insecurity, the temporary staff deliver much more than they get paid for hoping that they will get a permanent contract

    Advice to Management

    There are more Band 6-8 staff working in the corporate offices than staff Band 2-4. Having so many more managers than supporting staff does not make any sense.


  3. "Top Down Obsessive Hierarchical Oppression"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Secretary in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Secretary in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at East London NHS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Medical staff truly care about the patients and want to help in any way they can. People here love the community and it shows in the work.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no room for growth unless you play teachers pet with management (who know little to nothing about the function and actual programs going on). People are given one billion and one different duties and some employees have worked here for years with minimal raisesuper that don't keep up with inflation! Administration is condescending and make employees feel incompetent. Employees walk on eggshells fearful for their jobs. It's a sad situation because such good people are stuck there.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like human beings and not dehumanised cogs in a machine. Put people who actually care about employees and patients. This place could be the top of the crop if there was better leadership and built employee morale! Get it together people!


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  5. "I could not have been more fortunate to work for the NHS in London"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist Practitioner in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist Practitioner in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at East London NHS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The NHS flexibility, professionalism, training, salary and the clinical level of expertise and delivery of services makes it one of the most reputable health services in the world. Constant change provides an incredible range of professional, clinical skills.

    Cons

    Some services for the NHS, in particular community ones, are sometimes funded, structured and re-structured by local as well as national government which demands high levels of comfort with constant change regarding services delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Management has an incredible difficult job trying to serve the public while balancing local and national political services funding while following health recommendations and assessing service user's needs. I worked for the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team which, in my opinion, used an outstanding managerial model of support, encouragement and professionalism that I could not offer advice other than to continue to do what they do so brilliantly.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good trust marred by some backward thinking managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at East London NHS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generally the company culture is good - people are friendly, keen to get on etc. Like any NHS Trust, it has its challenges but it generally seems to face up to those challenges with a positive attitude

    Cons

    Mainly, I rarely felt listened to. The Trust had its set ways of doing things when I arrived and weren't likely to change. To make any change whatsoever, you had to bang your head against a brick wall in the hope that it changed before you got tired.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your staff - you do a staff satisfaction survey but I'm fairly sure it nothing is really actioned from it.


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