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Royal Free NHS Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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  1. "Senior matron"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lon, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lon, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Investing in people, committed organisation dealing with discrimination,valuing and good identifying talent

    Cons

    I can't think of anything very happy

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with good work -- leadership courses


  2. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Free NHS full-time

    Pros

    good people, great management, recommend

    Cons

    bigger pharmacy and more organised

  3. "Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Free NHS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, you'll be surrounded by people who are willing to help. Most of the time the behaviour of fellow colleagues lives up to the world class care values. Good location - proximity to Hampstead Heath means you can go for a walk on the heath at lunch. Training programmes offered in medical terminology, time management and the Step up to Lead programme.

    Cons

    The workload can be overwhelming - the Trust is under-resourced and so when colleagues leave there is a tendency to try and make others absorb that workload.
    Work/Life balance can be disproportionate - in my department there is an office culture of working longer hours without overtime pay.


  4. "Good trust"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Free NHS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team spirit in wards

    Cons

    None I can think of at the moment


  5. "My personal experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Free NHS full-time

    Pros

    expert and knowledgeable colleagues as well as understanding manager

    Cons

    high expetectations still expected despite low staffing levels and stress of workload

    Advice to Management

    readjust targets according to staff levels, unnecessary stress can be a terrible burden for staff


  6. "Avoid working here."

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is close to home.

    Cons

    Shift Hours are 10.45 so we have to work more shifts in a year, than colleagues who work 11.5 hours to get the same pay. We get extended unpaid breaks whilst other colleagues get paid breaks. So it compromises patient safety. Wards are permanent short staffed. Bank shift are pointless at Barnet and Chase Farm as unless it is a bank holiday, you only get a £1 more an hour than your normal shift if you are a mid level or senior level band 5 Nurse.

    Advice to Management

    Change the hours back to 11.5hrs. Listen to staff suggestions.


  7. "Highly political organisation - bullying culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Free NHS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and teams
    Prestigious brand for CV
    New facilities

    Cons

    Bullying culture
    Managers held to account for system issues which cannot be solved alone
    Highly political - dog eat dog

    Advice to Management

    Look after your middle managers otherwise they will continue to leave
    Stop having unrealistic expectations of what can be achieved by when
    Start saying no to CCGs and NHS England
    Involve senior doctors and nurses to make changes rather than top down dictation

  8. "Clinically good, HR a real let-down"

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    Former Employee - Medical Doctor in Barnet, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Medical Doctor in Barnet, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Free NHS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for two separate years over the past decade. The clinical departments in which I worked were wonderful. Good learning experience, good colleagues, generally nice and nurturing atmosphere.

    Cons

    I have had multiple problems with the human resources department. Firstly, they take days, sometimes weeks, to respond to e-mails; calling during their restrictive opening hours is fruitless, as they just demand an e-mail.

    They didn't complete a form that would allow me to remove myself from the GMC register (I am now working abroad), despite it being their obligation and having agreed to do so. A woman from the GMC told me this Trust is known for this behaviour. Staying on the register costs me money.

    Requests for proof of employment at the Trust were met with e-mails "we'll get back to you". After several weeks' waiting came the absolute refusal to complete them from a possibly over-worked, but definitely very rude, woman.

    Advice to Management

    Some serious change needs to happen in the human resources and employee relations departments. It has left a really sour taste after actually quite enjoyable jobs.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Free NHS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    • Career progressions with lots of opportunities
    • In-house and external Training
    • Flexible working
    • Working from Home

    Cons

    - Relocation of admin offices to Enfield


  10. "I love the NHS"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Free NHS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    World class service to patients and service users

    Cons

    The lifts are overcrowded at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, great place to work


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