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NHS Digital Reviews

Updated 7 March 2019
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, but feeling the current strain of the NHS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Operations Support in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Technical Operations Support in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Digital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, great benefits, most staff are long-time holders of positions or have been with the company many years, which says a lot as to what it's like working there. Great opportunities for advancement if you're willing to wait for a position to be freed up. Fantastic work/life balance and very flexible with staff.

    Cons

    The financial strain affecting the NHS has also begun to affect NHS Digital, workloads have increased and staffing levels have not, though this is no different to any NHS institution at the moment and I'm very proud to work for NHS Digital.

    Advice to Management

    The best managers are firm and compassionate, flexible without allowing employees to overstretch them, and motivate their staff. Not all managers are like this, but this is the case in every company.


  2. "Agile Working"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Digital full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and agile working
    Training provided

    Cons

    Poor management within teams
    Lack of joined up working

  3. "At the mercy of politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NHS Digital full-time

    Pros

    NHS terms and conditions are good. Some teams are embracing Agile and are doing great things.

    Cons

    The organisation is at the mercy of political change. The current re-structuring has unsettled many staff.

    Advice to Management

    Create a homogeneous Agile culture. Reward hard work, loyalty and expertise. Focus on change that can be made right now in the NHS and social care. Take NHS front-line imperatives and long-term issues with technology into account when planning.


  4. "Depends on which team you are in"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Digital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities if in the right team and self promote.

    NHS pension - although contributions are high.

    Generous annual leave entitlements.

    Cons

    Very inconsistent management, from some very good managers to very poor managers. Lots of silos. The organisation is currently going through considerable organisational change which is very poorly managed resulting in low staff moral in many areas of the organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote a DevOps culture then deny staff opportunities when they say 'we' rather than 'I'.


  5. "Good employer blah blah blah"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NHS Digital full-time

    Pros

    Important software, life saving, etc

    Cons

    Downsizing heavily at the moment


  6. "Getting better"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NHS Digital full-time

    Pros

    Exciting portfolio of tech, info and digital projects.
    Lots of opportunity for career progression if you're willing to be flexible and give new opportunities a try.
    Big future in front of the org.

    Cons

    The constant churn of staff and management.
    Regular attempts to transformation the organisation have left evryone jadded.
    NHSD is a Pawn in a bigger system political (P -p) game.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Loss of skills"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Digital part-time

    Pros

    Used t be a good place to work. We were encouraged to stretch ourselves and helped with training

    Cons

    Not interested in the work we've been doing now only interested in getting graduates in on a lower salary

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good time to come to NHS Digital"

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    Current Employee - Business Administrator in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Business Administrator in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Digital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Opportunity to work on major health projects

    Cons

    840 staff out of 3000 are leaving in the next 12 months
    Too many work areas 'stockpile' staff and don't work them hard enough

    Advice to Management

    Utilise the talent in the organisation better and the good staff won't want to leave.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "There's definitely room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Data Manager in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Data Manager in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Digital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good work-life balance and support.

    Cons

    Management are clueless and have different priorities, often conflicting.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip and focus on what the organisation needs to achieve.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great place to work but Senior Management have very much taken their eye off the ball"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Leeds, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Leeds, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NHS Digital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and good NHS benefits

    Cons

    Senior management are very much focussed on a very small subset of what is needed within the company. Little investment in individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff and they won't feel compelled to leave