Midwife (Current Employee) – United Kingdom – 16 December 2017
Care for women and their families throughout pregnancy, labour and after birth. Lots of time management and lone working. Use various methods of communication. Love meeting an working with new people, challenging part of the job is limitations within the NHS and staffing issues,
Non clinical role (Former Employee) – Cancer services – 14 July 2017
If you expect to be treated with respect valued for your hard work and dedication then don't work here I also worked In Cancer services as the previous commentator said they bully ignore and cold shoulder staff who are not in their club left feeling demoralised and belittled Jobs are Given to those who they like, sickness records openly discussed and when a complaint is made the managers stick together making it impossible to get any issues resolved I complained to the trade union who are fully aware of the issues but have little impact upon this closed shop attitude
Good volunteers and staff on chemotherapy day centre are very kind
Co-ordinator (Former Employee) – Shrewsbury, Shropshire – 23 June 2017
Total bullying culture, especially within the MDT team in cancer services which is disgusting considering what they are there to do. Non existant management who are fully aware of the state of their team but would rather their staff tear chunks out of each other than get involved. So unprofessional it's unreal, people that were signed off sick we're constantly discussed within the office, conversations about how people with mental health issues are attention seekers, Christians referred to as god botherers, the list goes on. I would work for the NHS again, but I would never work at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital again.
The clinical staff are wonderful to work with
Poor management, unprofessional, bullying culture, no progression
Healthcare assistant (Former Employee) – Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire – 8 June 2017
Patient care needs, eg. Washing, dressing, update observations and documentation along with excellent communication and customer service skills on a daily basis and to provide a friendly atmosphere. To promote and to make a difference to people in their lives with their recovery.
Patient care/ meeting new people/ different challenges.
Staff Member (Former Employee) – A&E – 30 November 2016
Management is none existence in A&E. Un educated bullies who climb the ladder by being horrible to staff. It goes to show promotion from nvq managers will never be the same as graduate from GCSEs to A level then university.
Registered Midwife (Current Employee) – Telford, United Kingdom – 19 September 2012
A typical day for me is to run my antenatal clinic of approx 10 antenatal checks. I then see up to 6 women and their newborn babies in their own home for further postnatal checks and to ensure both mother and baby are progressing normal.
Postnatal checks are usually performed the following day after discharge, day 3, day 5 and day 10 unless the family require further support in which care can continue until day 28. Typical postnatal checks are to ensure maternal observations including BP, Temp and Pulse are within normal limits, ensuring the uterus is contract and lochia is reducing. My role is to prevent any possible complications from delivery and to act quickly if any are suspected including infection, thrombus, retained products, potential bladder and bowel problems. It also includes supporting feeding baby including breastfeeding assistance, ensuring baby is developing normally. Monitoring growth of the neonate, ensuring normal function of urinary and bowel habits, and monitoring potential jaundice.
The job involves a lot of thinking on your feet and I have a lot of autonomy although support is in the form of referals back to the hospital or doctors on the telephone.
The most enjoyable part of my job is supporting families through home deliveries which we have a lot of in our area. Ensuring a safe and healthy delivery delivery for both mum and baby.