Mental Health Practitioner (Current Employee) – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire – 30 December 2018
I have been with the trust over 4 years now and my view is that there are much better places to work. Managerial support is very inconsistent and often setting unrealistic targets. Consultations are frequent and end up affecting patient care. Having said that, some of the jobs i have done within the trust have been very satisfying and the colleagues have been very supportive. No wonder why the trust struggles to recruit.
Supportive colleagues, satisfying job.
Unrealistic goals set by management. HR is horrendous
Community RMN (Current Employee) – CPFT – 30 December 2018
I have worked as an RMN for 20+ years in a number of geographical locations. This is the worst Trust I have worked for. Culture appears to be to work the staff into the ground, pile more work on them, staff leaving all the time, don't recruit quickly enough and so the few staff that are left go off sick because of stress. The managers couldn't be any more disinterested in staff stress if they tried. CPFT is Totally focused on targets and business model - pleasing the commissioners is all that matters, sod the patients or the poor staff. Service Managers and Team Managers pretend to listen to staff but are never proactive with information and dont speak up and support staff when patients complain or staff ask for help because of overworking. It is a shame CPFT are so vast and geographically speaking NHS employment options are limited if you are an RMN and live in Cambridgeshire. If you have a choice don't work for CPFT mental health directorate.
Community Development Worker (Former Employee) – Peterborough – 4 April 2016
Checking emails, delivering training, meeting clients, and attending project forums. mental health and the challenges people face on a daily basis. I had a very good relationship with management and peers. My co workers were very good to work with. When students would break down and were going through tough times. learning and meeting new people.
Physiotherapist (Current Employee) – Cambridge – 10 June 2016
Since CPFT took over community rehabilitation everything has been rushed into. There have been no proper staff consultation(called it consultation but none of the responses were heard to). The trust is very policy focused and less staff and patient friendly. Many well established staff were pushed to leave. There is no or very limited funding for even basic patient needs. Senior Management and HR are clueless with patient queries. Everything is chaos. Looks like our mental health colleagues are more well off(as they have been a MH service before taking therapy services over) . It is appalling that a NHS trust is gearing and using a more business like model. I do not enjoy my work anymore but I love my patients which keeps me going. I do not recommend this trust . Everything is a no apart from the fact that it is NHS so u get paid and the job security, of course.
Established mental health trust
No clue about therapy services Very policy focused not staff or patient friendly
Administrator (Current Employee) – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire – 5 July 2017
Love working here!. Flexible working pattern allowing better work life balance. Supportive team members and opportunities to develop. Since starting I have been promoted and given the opportunity to change things.
Mental Health Nurse (Current Employee) – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire – 16 November 2017
Challenging fast paced roles working largely in high pressure environments. The different roles present differing pro and negative aspects with a common theme of working within a valued role within the NHS.