Trainee NHS 111 Call Advisor (Former Employee) – West London, Greater London – 10 December 2018
Fast paced, noisy contact center, however very good support in hand. Every day is different. Dealing with a variety of situations. Constant learning. Hardest part is dealing with multiple symptoms with a distressed patient.
The NHS can be a frustrating place to work with lots of rules and tight budgets restricting certain things which may make your work easier. But everyone I worked with was very helpful and there are definitely opportunities to move about and advance within the organisation.
HEALTH ADVISOR (Former Employee) – Dorking, Surrey – 5 November 2018
Lack of positive managers. Lack of equality (race & gender) You have very young, unprofessional , people fast tracked into managerial positions, who go on to fast track their friends into the managerial posotion, Which is such a shame because the experienced, committed, professionals are over looked, and go on to leave the company. How can the business grow, or succeed. The younger staff cannot commit to working weekends, because they want a social life, this means short staffed during hectic periods. The training is very good and useful, but all that money is wasted if people only last 4-6 months.
Helping to save lives, learning from people, some great colleagues
Medical delivery driver (Former Employee) – South Yorkshire – 5 November 2018
Majority of my day was spent driving on my own, I was given the freedom to manage my own time and schedule. A very demanding role having to work with many different people each having their own outlook and requirements.
Good to work for but regulations and budgets reduce improvement
Receptionist - Full Time (Former Employee) – Bradford, west Yorkshire – 5 November 2018
The NHS is a good place to work for, staff are friendly, patients are as expected, a mixed group with some being aggressive and others being fine. staff are courteous and you always felt part of a team no matter if you were medical staff or front of house. If you were willing to learn you could advance as positions became available regularly.
IT Manager (Former Employee) – South Wales – 2 November 2018
Extremely satisfying when successful projects are concluded. Unfortunately there is perennial under-staffing within IT and any money is often spent in the wrong areas. Every year there was an imposed budget reduction program and the only extra staff came from external budgets. PC count grew by several hundred % in ten years but the staff supporting them hardly increased during the same period
Working for the NHS as a driver has been a largely positive experience. The work itself is rewarding, as helping other people is central to the role. The shifts can be long and unsociable, however, there is always a sense to camaraderie and a team spirit, which has helped to push me through even the most challenging of shifts.
Busy job no matter what position you are in, there can be favouritism on wards, not always the opportunity to progress even if told there is, can be stressful, rewarding knowing that no matter what role you are your job is important and vital to the NHS. You are making a difference no matter how small it may seem. hardest part is everyone is under pressure so staff can be snappy.
Working for the NHS for the last 5 years has been a good and a bad experience. Although I have Learnt a lot, I find that the NHS does not offer it's employees a good reason to stay loyal and should give their employees more, but as it does not do this I feel that it lets it employees down.
Hotel Services Assistant (Former Employee) – Gloucester – 30 October 2018
A typical work day would consist of being around vulnerable and sometimes dangerous adults, I learned how to talk to and interact with people who are mentally challenged, the management are a small team who held very high standards and expectations from their employees, with co-workers you felt a family like vibe around them whilst either in the staff room on lunch breaks or working with them, the hardest aspect of the job was having to mentally deal with the feel to the place and having to adjust to working around the patients, the most enjoyable part of the job was the satisfaction of knowing that the people I serviced were better off with my work and that it actually impacted somebody else's life.
Random Shift Pattern, Potential Danger or Harm Everyday
ISS Catering, Hospitality Assistant (Former Employee) – Mickleover – 29 October 2018
working in the Catering Dept Assisting with the catering duties, helping the Chef in the kitchen Preparing the food, cutting vegetables and salad Cleaning, preparing work surfaces for the chef washing and disinfect areas to the highest standards Assisting in the Hospitality Dept
Medical Secretary, Personal Assistant (Current Employee) – Doncaster, South Yorkshire – 28 October 2018
good place to work to benefit patients. can go to work every day and know that you are making a change for the better in patient care and experience. I have learned a lot about the inner workings of the NHS and the struggles which it faces.
My colleagues in the appointment centre are marvellous considering the awful management they have to endure, no praise for a job very well done, just criticism from the Outpatient general manager, a petty, power hungry woman!
Trustee (Former Employee) – Liecester – 24 October 2018
A patient-led charity, giving a voice to patients. The challenge is to separate the signal from the noise. Patients are experts in their own condition. What the NHS is looking for is direction towards services that meet patient needs, yet recognising that 'one size does not fit all' No one said it is easy! My function is to listen to patients and distill their experiences into words that statutory services can understand and take action on. This involves holding 'focus groups' with patients - both in groups and individually. I then analysed the results and presented them, both in oral presentations and in written reports.