Large Trust with Caring Clinical Staff
The fact that ELFT is rated outstanding by the CQC is often shovelled down your throat when you start.
I worked (bringing with me 20 years of experience) in acute inpatient settings across three ELFT sites. Yes the overall rating was outstanding but the rating for inpatient was good - and much needs to be done to acknowledge this and improve.
However, I formed close working relationships with all clinical staff on the different wards I worked on ... but they are stretched. Very stretched but yet very caring.
Much emphasis was placed on cquin targets, understandably, but sometimes more focus on complex patients were needed above and beyond the ticking of cquin targets.
I found my department very resistant to even the smallest change. Low staff morale. I didn’t feel my expertise or experience was valued by my department.
I will not be looking for a substantive post within this Trust.
Wonderful caring clinical staff on the wards
Terrible treatment when overpayment was made by bank