Staff Nurse Band 5 (Former Employee) – Mansfield – 11 May 2018
What can you really say, it's the NHS, they have their pro's and cons as with all jobs. the benefits you get from working for the NHS are great EG: pension, unsocial hours pay, bank holiday rates, sickness
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Essex – 9 May 2018
It can be challenging place but rewarding at the same time. There are relative good training opportunities but can be waiting a long time to progress. The skills required for the salary unfortunately is not enough and departments always seem short of staff. I have learned a lot in my time working for this organisation but hope the future will get better. It has become undervalued unfortunately.
Band 5 staff nurse (Former Employee) – Northampton, Northamptonshire – 12 April 2018
Always felt under pressure and not always appreciated or supported by management. Very stressful and underpaid for the responsibly I was given. I always enjoyed my work and gave my all to the patients and families I cared for.
Free parking, good enhancements, good pension. Gained a broad spectrum of experience
Always short staffed, spent wasted hours trying to cover staff sickness, think sickness policy to lenient. Long hours and difficult to leave on time
Staff Nurse Band 5 (Former Employee) – Dundee City – 15 February 2018
Very much enjoyed working for the nhs. Loved being a nurse with them only changes due to management on specific ward as constantly gave days and nights in same week with a year old child at home. Couldn't stand it any longer.
working in the emergency department in a major trauma centre I have gained a vast amount of experience. Within the first few weeks I learnt how to cannula, venipuncture, set up IV medications and how to organise my time accordingly. With my good time management skills and organisation I have been able to work effectively.
Hard work and dedication and a sense of vocation make the work enjoyable.
Staff Nurse Grade D (Former Employee) – Norfolk – 3 February 2018
Rewarding and, ofcourse, challenging. Orthopaedic and paediatric wards until changing to the NHS in the community. Constantly updating knowlege and expanding skills and mindset. Communication skills were in constant use, and to me, interacting with the public effectively was a priority. Making the right decisions was made possible due to years of training and knowlege and insights gained along the way.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Bedford – 2 January 2018
It was my first job in nursing and it wasn't in my country nor in my monthertongue which made things harder if possible. The place was always very busy. Most of days we were short of staff or the work load was unmanageable. Anyhow I did learn loads. From the ward, from the patients, from the culture. My colleagues were the very best. Excellent professionals and always very helpful. Thank God.
It is not better in any other places.I was a nurse for 11 years .I got my second degree just not to work for nhs.and reason those people who there for long time because they are biggest bullies and only that type can survive there.People always very suprised when I say that I dont work for nhs and reason being because of all culture allows those bullies push out good workers like you and me.They dont look why nhs is struggling with shortage of staff but thats why.
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Brighton, East Sussex – 24 October 2017
Currently i’m working on level 9a BSUH and i’m really enjoing it. We are a good team and that is the most important thing. Also 9a’sisters are very nice and they always support all the members of the staff.
Staff Nurse Band 5 (Former Employee) – Wandsworth, Greater London – 21 October 2017
Worked on a year's contract, offered permanent , but glad I didn't stay, because it was all rearranged and split up. Giving health related talks to primary age children and doing the mass vaccinations were fun!
Good hours, fun work
Extensive handwritten and data entered notes, idiosyncratic management
Staff Nurse Band 5 (Current Employee) – Cardiff – 11 October 2017
I have worked within the NHS for 5 years. I have enjoyed my time and have learned many clinical skills, patient care and experience. A typical surgical ward day consists of looking after pre & post operative patients as well and acutely unwell patients who have sustained traumatic injuries. The job is challenging due to the nature of the work and complexity of patients needs. I mostly work within a flexible shift pattern but this at times can be difficult to juggle with the long hours and family life. It is a very rewarding job with great job satisfaction.
General Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Salford, Greater Manchester – 4 October 2017
a typical day at work- very stressful and demanding what you learned- to value my spare time more management- overstretched workplace culture- low staff morale the hardest part of the job- being consistently short staffed and not being given additional support the most enjoyable part of the job- off days (when I have them)