Prepare for a daft question like if you were a biscuit what would you be and why. I think they use this to see how quickly you can think on your feet.
Poor management and heavy workload. I was trying to cut corners and giving staff more more to do. Not just doctors and nurses, but all staff… Everybody has too much to do
The culture is one of too many chiefs.... people are not replaced as they leave but new management positions seem to spring up. The other, undesirable culture within the hospital is one of bullying, yes there are a lot of staff, however if you are management grade you can bully away and it is not dealt with...if you are non management grade then you are likely the Bully's fodder! Sad but true.
What would you suggest Medway NHS Foundation Trust management do to prevent others from leaving?
Invest in your permanent staff. Make them feel valued. Give them plenty of opportunities to develop their clinical skills, knowledge and practice. Stop taking a firefighting approach and start thinking long term. Listen to your front line workers.
I would like to leave my job within the Medway NHS Foundation Trust due to moving to Essex in the upcoming weeks and no longer being able to commute daily to Medway without a struggle. I would also like to get back into the customer service roles as this was a significant interest for me.
Within the NHS, you are able to get a Blue Light Card which enables you discount in hundreds of stores and on hundreds of websites. You also get childcare vouchers if necessary.