UK National Health Service

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If monthly pay isn't everything the NHS is worth a look.

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Current Employee - Information Analyst in Liverpool, England (UK)
Current Employee - Information Analyst in Liverpool, England (UK)

I have been working at UK National Health Service

Pros

There are a hugh variaty of jobs in the NHS and it is possible to move location and role quite easily. There is a big emphasis on work-life balance so below managment level you can forget about work outside your 37.5 hours a week. Although the pay is lower than simular jobs in the private sector, the pension is good, as is the holiday allowance.

Cons

The pay structure is very rigid - those who perform their job well find their pay raises at the same rate as those who are incompitant.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Internal communication is essentual if you want staff who will give a possitive image of the service.

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    NHS employment - what are the alternatives?

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Brighton, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    Not for profit organisation who has the clinical edge in dealing with complex patient care issues and health or disease processes. The NHS has a wealth of teaching expertise available at its fingertips. Good support generally provided for further education in terms of providing time and financial support. This is the main reason that the national health service is an excellent place to start you career.

    Cons

    Poor management skills of senior managers. No clear progression in career path for nurses who work in the NHS. Morale can be low at times depending on expectations of staff and what can realistically be achieved. i.e. high stress levels caused by lack of staffing and resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff at coalface can feel very disconnected from senior management, goals, plans etc.

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    Can be a worthwhile job, but you'll learn to hate your evil overlord masters at the Department of Health.

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    Current Employee - Information Analyst in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Information Analyst in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    The final year pension scheme, which, I think, no longer exists for new employees. And there probably won't be anything left in the pot by the time you retire anyway after Labor's finished raiding it.

    Cons

    Everything you do is geared towards chasing paper targets and nonsensical initiatives drafted by some monkey at the Department of Health, what we want to do is help people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Private organisations see the NHS as a cash cow they can tap for funds, heads should be rolling for the gross financial negligence exhibited by policymakers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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