Worked for the trust since 2010, in one of their psychiatric units. Ward based staff are great, great team, hard working and very good. Ward management are brilliant, very supportive and helpful, encouraging. Higher management though, service managers, matrons, directors etc - that's a different story. All they do is lie, tell you what you want to hear and do nothing about it. Staffing is dangerously low, and that no exaggeration - people get hurt regularly. Bed management teams send patients onto wards that shouldn't be there, all to get them off their books - no thought to the staff that actually have to care for these people. Which ultimately ends in staff getting injured, which makes the staffing even worse.
I used to love my job, enjoyed it so much. But now I can't wait to move on, completely out of the NHS. And I'm not the only one, the NHS are haemorrhaging experience high quality staff. This is because they're sick of being lied to by higher management that do not care about what's happening on the wards, all they care about is their budget and keeping the directors happy. As well as the slap in the face of a "pay rise" we had. Basically made your years of service worthless, as everyone was made up to the same point on the band, regardless of if they were new or 20+ years in. Shocking and unfair.
Safety is a massive issue here, with the way things are going someone is going to get seriously hurt or worse, and all due to penny pinching. And they wonder why staff morale is low.
They've made me hate what I do, and that's the worst part.
Team mates, ward management.
Higher management, staff safety, pay, conditions of work.