Administrator (Current Employee) – Portsmouth – 20 June 2018
Staff in Solent NHS are expected to work twelve hour shifts (some longer) with only 30minutes lunch which is unpaid. There is no consideration for staff wellbeing with no time away from computer screens, work relief or incentives. In a nutshell the commendation that an employee would receive for working for twenty years in the service is twenty pounds cash and one extra days leave for that year only. The merciless workload and low pay cause massive turnover of staff.
Support Worker (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 19 June 2018
I had such high hopes when starting this post. What I got was low pay, lied to about how many hours I should be working, management taking days/weeks to get back to me about concerns, surly nurses and immensely understaffed wards. Too much pressure as well. Management are bullies as are certain nurses, patients are in danger and it is not OK.
Health Care Assistant (HCA) (Former Employee) – Buckinghamshire – 9 June 2018
as with most of the nhs this is a very demanding job the wards are heavy and the work load is not always light but you work with a great team of people and meet some life long friends. i also gained a lot of experience hear, the shifts are long but also gives you more time at home.
Community Nursing Care Assistant / Support Worker (Current Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 9 June 2018
Hard work not appreciated. Always short staffed hence existing staff stretched to the point of exhaustion. Parking difficult. Staff not pulling their weight, sleeping while on duty .No support from management.
Supply chain (Current Employee) – Guildford – 9 June 2018
always Challenging, Gives you a great experience in using packages like excel, word, sbs. Its very important to manage your time and keeping on top of managing orders and liasing with companies to obtain the best outcome for the ward you are ordering for.
Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Salford, Greater Manchester – 14 May 2018
Enjoy working for the nhs but I want a change of career and hoping to go further if possible I keep asking to do more stuff where I am but they are not listening and getting nowhere and having my NVQ 2 and NVQ 3 are just going to waste
Long and short hours and i can be flexible and reliable
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
Mental Health Support Worker (Current Employee) – Haverfordwest – 10 May 2018
working for the NHS is very good =, the team environment is very helpful and make the shift a lot easier as everyone is working together to get everything done and provide patients with the best possible care.
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.
heath care assistant (Former Employee) – Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire – 30 April 2018
Staff are not treat equally long hours with challenging individuals with no support. OK rates of pay when you have been there for years, but there is less demanding roles in the field for a better hourly rate.
Drug and Alcohol Worker (Former Employee) – Torbay, Devon – 29 April 2018
They can sometimes expect quite a lot from there volunteers but are understanding when you explain that they are putting quite a lot on your plate and the situation is resolved ,really enjoyed supporting and helping people in there recover