NHS Blood and Transplant Reviews

Updated Jan 7, 2022

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NHS Blood and Transplant Chief Executive  Betsy Bassis
Betsy Bassis
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good development prospects, friendly management and wider team, flexible working(in 14 reviews)

  • "It's a friendly organisation with great benefits and, in most areas, very good development opportunities(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There are many great NHS organisations -this is not one of them(in 6 reviews)

  • "It was a badge of honour to be seen to be working long hours(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent organisation

      Jan 7, 2022 - Clinical Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Value and invest in their staff.

      Cons

      No complaints - an organisation which tries hard.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee

      NHS Blood and Transplant Manufacturing department

      Dec 31, 2021 - Higher Healthcare Technical Officer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy work within manufacturing department as it is a factory like setting. Typical NHS benefits.

      Cons

      Very Slow progression with internal vacancies given to members off staff who have been there the longest rather than skill. Within manufacturing there is no real science and nothing is clinical in QM laboratory. A lot of politics within the manufacturing department leading to the quality of products being compromised.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Donor Carer

      Dec 14, 2021 - Donor Carer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team Nice and accomadating supervisors and nurses Very good training Fulfilling job

      Cons

      Work sometimes can feel a bit mundane when doing the same thing day after day. Shift work

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      I had some good times but the last year was quite a difficult year....

      Dec 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good access to training and development

      Cons

      My experience varied from amazing to perhaps the worst time in my career....especially the last year. The organisation does amazing life-saving work which cannot be denied, but the way people are treated is appalling and even with support structures in place, my only option was to leave.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Poor Senior Management

      Oct 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay and Benefits are good.

      Cons

      Staff are negative Change is slow and often challenged Cliques Very political Managers afraid to challenge seniors

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Excellent employer

      Sep 6, 2021 - Head of Continuous Improvement 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      NHSBT has a great cause and saves lives. It's a friendly organisation with great benefits and, in most areas, very good development opportunities. I find NHSBT to be a caring organisation.

      Cons

      Only a minor point: NHSBT is on a perpetual cycle of restructures but no corporate directory so it's hard to keep track of who is who. I'm sure the latter will be resolved in due course.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Blood donor carer

      Aug 17, 2021 - Donor Carer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best reason so far is that you are doing something amazing and saving lives. Is like you are not working. Feeling so lucky to be part of this organisation.

      Cons

      Work weekends No sick payment as a bank Different location have different shifts Lack of communication

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Contribute to saving and improving more lives

      Jul 20, 2021 - Transformation Director in Swindon, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Contribute to saving and improving more lives

      Cons

      no specific cons to note

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Jul 13, 2021 - Donor Marketing Coordinator in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits like discounts on shops

      Cons

      Difficult to climb the career ladder

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      NHS Blood and Transplant

      Jul 28, 2021 - Healthcare Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Flexible work schedule and hours -Loads of training available

      Cons

      -Progression is tough -Management could be better

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