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NHS Doctor Reviews

Updated Nov 28, 2019

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3.4
47%
Recommend to a Friend
39%
Approve of CEO
NHS CEO Simon Stevens
Simon Stevens
20 Ratings
  1. "Nhs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Doctor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NHS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ethical job permanent regular work and

    Cons

    Poor staffing poor structure poor in general

    NHS2019-11-05
  2. "excellent care"

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    Current Employee - Doctor 

    I have been working at NHS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    excellent, caring staff, multinational, supportive

    Cons

    demanding service, lack of adequate training

    NHS2019-11-28
  3. "Foundation Doctor at Mid Cheshire hospitals trust"

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    Current Employee - Foundation Doctor in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, friendly staff and a great starting point to a medical career

    Cons

    Huge patient loads, comparatively poor work benefits to other industries

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    NHS2019-11-12
  4. "Headline"

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    Current Employee - Doctor 

    I have been working at NHS part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great amazing fabulous fantastic remarkable

    Cons

    None. Zero. Its all Good.

    NHS2019-11-10
  5. "Monopoly Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Doctor 

    I have been working at NHS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Senior doctors generally supportive. Pays the bills.

    Cons

    Not as rewarding as you would think - spend most of your time as a junior doctor being a glorified secretary, writing discharge letters, scribing for ward rounds. The rota coordinators will ensure your working rota is incompatible with having any kind of life - e.g. attending family weddings or holidays. You are obliged to take leave only when the hospital permits it (that is to say when you are not "on call"). Despite being employed in a "training role" (eg FY1, FY2) you will be very lucky if you actually get any training - you will be expected to "put up and shut up" and do service provision 99% of the time. The demands of patients and more specifically their families are such that you will be a sounding board for their frustrations with the NHS. No performance related bonus or benefits of any kind.

    NHS2019-11-20
  6. "Would recommend careful speciality choice"

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    Former Employee - Doctor 

    I worked at NHS full-time

    Pros

    Secure and rewarding patient contact

    Cons

    Inefficient and heavy with paperwork

    NHS2019-11-18
  7. "NHS Doctor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Doctor 

    I have been working at NHS part-time

    Pros

    Making a difference to patients, great team work

    Cons

    unpaid overtime, not enough staff

    NHS2019-11-04
  8. "Clinical pressures and staff shortage"

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    Current Employee - Doctor 

    I have been working at NHS full-time

    Pros

    Staff are generally hard working

    Cons

    Staff shortages and excessive clinical pressures put strain on staff

    NHS2019-11-04
  9. "Strained"

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

    I have been working at NHS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Stable Clear remit Rewarding Paid on time Good leave

    Cons

    Poor staffing Poor pay Poor breaks Poor teamwork Over time

    NHS2019-11-24
  10. Helpful (1)

    "NHS employee"

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    Current Employee - Doctor 

    I have been working at NHS full-time

    Pros

    job security, good clinicians within the system to train

    Cons

    constant rota gaps, inefficient systems

    NHS2019-10-24
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