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Royal Free NHS Reviews

Updated May 13, 2017
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  1. "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment in office

    Cons

    can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  2. "Dr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Doctor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Doctor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    welcoming and good learning and envirment friendly

    Cons

    understaff and patient turn over more as compared to capacitiy

    Advice to Management

    improve quantity of staff


  3. "Culture fix needed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clearly very dedicated clinical staff in evidence

    Cons

    At a senior level there is a entrenched hierarchy that means strategic discussion is superficial and top-down, bullying and unfriendly senior management and a distinct lack of talent in at least one of the team

    Advice to Management

    Look hard at your personal all and the improve on staff and patient care


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  5. "poor resourcing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    access to NHS services
    pension
    redundancy package

    Cons

    poor resourcing so workload high
    unethical working practices
    poor base pay with no variable pay
    poor reward structure which rewards presenteeism and years of experience rather than performance


  6. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Free NHS full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, professional, well led, good patient care

    Cons

    Very large organisation which can make you feel a bit anonymous

    Advice to Management

    allow more local decision to me made


  7. "excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffnurse in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Staffnurse in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good career progression for entry level

    Cons

    long hours, nights and weekends , lack of career procession after band 6. no benefits.
    Nil support for CPD courses.


  8. "good job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emergency Department Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Emergency Department Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    decent pay and work culture

    Cons

    long hours, not fully flexible.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Just a good thing to do"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer
    Current Employee - Volunteer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Completely flexible shifts. Volunteering is always rewarding. You are also entitled to free lunch at 12. The canteen food is always lovely.

    Cons

    Staff aren't always friendly and sometimes ask you to do thing that you may not be willing to do. If you are a strong willed person you may say no. I never did.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that volunteers are comfortable with the job you are asking them to do and also make sure that the staff of wards are treating the volunteers appropriately.


  10. "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Free NHS full-time

    Pros

    - Fantastic location
    - Employment benefits - holiday entitlement, pension
    - Being part of the NHS

    Cons

    -Job interview points system is seriously flawed and easily manipulated, ie. points are 'found' for preferred candidates (frequently panels of friends interviewing friends)
    -Can be very cliquey
    -Staff do feel overworked and under pressure and morale is suffering. As a result some staff don't pull their weight leaving others to pick up the slack
    -Constant efficiency savings often counter-productive and the creation of new lower-band roles means fewer and fewer experienced staff who actually know what they're supposed to be doing and how to do it
    -Middle managers (career managers) with low rent management qualifications and zero clinical experience spouting empty management-speak. Often humourless and wholly ineffective. Most likely would be reduced to making the tea if employed in the private sector
    -Rubbish staff facilities (cafe, coffee shops, staffrooms)
    -Oversized trust. RFH, BH, and CFH are miles apart on numerous levels. No patient in any of the three catchment areas see them as one cohesive unit so why do managers insist on staff doing so?
    -Policy and PR champions culture of candour, openness and honesty but actual practice discourages the very same

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time on the actual frontline doing the grunt-work before swooping in with your grand ideas that just don't work and actually cost the trust more money in the long run.
    Sort out the lifts
    Install subsidised staff-refreshment facilities halfway up the building somewhere (maybe the 5th or 6th floor) for the hundreds of staff spending all day on their feet with long shifts and short breaks


  11. "Mostly Good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Pathway Manager in Hampstead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Clinical Pathway Manager in Hampstead, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Free NHS full-time

    Pros

    Annual leave benefits, sickness, maternity, paternity, work life balance.

    Cons

    Workload and low morale, constant cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Employ more people to improve morale


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