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If monthly pay isn't everything the NHS is worth a look.

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Current Employee - Information Analyst in Liverpool, England
Current Employee - Information Analyst in Liverpool, England

I have been working at UK National Health Service

Pros

There are a hugh variaty of jobs in the NHS and it is possible to move location and role quite easily. There is a big emphasis on work-life balance so below managment level you can forget about work outside your 37.5 hours a week. Although the pay is lower than simular jobs in the private sector, the pension is good, as is the holiday allowance.

Cons

The pay structure is very rigid - those who perform their job well find their pay raises at the same rate as those who are incompitant.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Internal communication is essentual if you want staff who will give a possitive image of the service.

Recommends
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26 Other Employee Reviews for UK National Health Service (View Most Recent)

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    Can be a worthwhile job, but you'll learn to hate your evil overlord masters at the Department of Health.

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    Current Employee - Information Analyst in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Information Analyst in Reading, England

    I have been working at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    The final year pension scheme, which, I think, no longer exists for new employees. And there probably won't be anything left in the pot by the time you retire anyway after Labor's finished raiding it.

    Cons

    Everything you do is geared towards chasing paper targets and nonsensical initiatives drafted by some monkey at the Department of Health, what we want to do is help people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Private organisations see the NHS as a cash cow they can tap for funds, heads should be rolling for the gross financial negligence exhibited by policymakers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Know what you're getting into in the NHS

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    Former Employee - Junior Trainee Surgeon in Basildon, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Junior Trainee Surgeon in Basildon, South East England, England

    I worked at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    You get to offer a service to others and have the opportunity to meet different people every day. The working enironment is challenging. Definitely a career for those that enjoy hard work (physically and academically). Some would say the chance to travel around the country on different posts is also a "perk of the job".

    Cons

    Medical practice is sadly thankless. The majority of patients don't appreciate your work and management is so poor, you are left picking up other people's pieces. Being posted to different places every year can be unsettling and difficult if you have family. The promotions system is more about hoop jumping than ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring external consultants. Hire people for the long term who are compensated comparably to the private sector. Encourage them to link in properly with doctors so they actually understand how the system works.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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