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Leicester, England (UK)

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NHS CEO Simon Stevens
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  • I don't believe there are any cons but if you don't like working long hours or people this really is not the job for you (in 39 reviews)

  • No work/life balance and no appreciation for the hard work put in (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "steward and health care assistant"

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Healthcare Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NHS part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Regular work. good pension. professional

    Cons

    can be overworked and short staffed

    Advice to Management

    to take care of staff aswell as patients


  2. "Leicestershire Partnership Trust - don't care!"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Nurse (Senior Role) in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mental Health Nurse (Senior Role) in Leicester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, paid holiday and regular hours (although lots of unpaid overtime!) I really can't say it was a satisfactory role with the rewards you would expect like job satisfaction etc. I worked with some great people that did also have the same experiences so there was a sense of togetherness! It had not always been like this just really in the last 5 years.

    Cons

    Disorganised management structure and lack of patient focus was the main downfall. The working atmosphere was unnacceptable due to constant stress and pressure, so many staff were unwell with this and on antidepressants or self medicated with alcohol. Appalling lack of concern about the well being of staff in some posts. No consideration for what really matters for the outcomes for patients they are more concerned about hitting government targets etc. Although there s supervision in place the was more of a tool for monitoring efficiency than anything else. Some staff treat each other in a terrible way without any respect or care especially the medics and managers. The constant restructuring makes working there too difficult and as you no longer have access to the basic tools like a phone/desk/decent computer this made it so difficult to do your job and the stress was just increased. Some team managers were just not up to it and let you down regularly. Some staff didn't care at all about their patients/clients and just played the system to look like theory were doing lots of work but were definitely not, yes some were put from time to time on 'development programmes/increased supervision or whatever they choose to call it! but nothing ever happened and nobody seemed to care.

     This is not a trust to work for if you do care about the wellbeing of your patients/clients. If you prefer to spend most of your time completing pointless documentation (only looked at for audits etc.) sitting in meetings, looking for a desk to work at!, meeting all the silly targets (government set!) and you don't really care about delivery quality care then this is the trust to work for!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff at all levels, you may do your pointless surveys to check well being of staff etc. but you don't really take any notice and staff can't be totally honest due to how they will be treated by managers and nobody likes to feel they have failed in coping with the unreasonable stress levels.
    At the time of me working the restructuring was rife and money was wasted all the time in implementing pointless processes/individuals/teams that were not efficient or effective in delivery anything that offered measurable quality outcomes.
    The managers need to think about the reason the trust is there and try to focus on what should matter like improving the outcomes for patients/clients. Can you not see what is happening in front of your eyes! All your experienced and caring staff are leaving, taking early retirement of going off on long term sick. You are being left with a lot of very ill staff managing on medication and alcohol to dull the stress and of course there are a small number that just don't care and are happy to play your game.!

  3. "Varied"

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    Former Employee - Hospital Doctor in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Hospital Doctor in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NHS full-time (More than 3 years)

    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.


  4. "Moderate to good, choppy waters at times"

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    Current Employee - Biomedical Scientist NHS in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Biomedical Scientist NHS in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS full-time (Less than a year)

    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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