Barts Health NHS Trust
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Overall great place to work at, however, it's a big organisation and you can get lost and become just a number

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The best part of the job is the team. I have worked with amazing people.The management is very busy but they'll try their best to support. The job (depending on grade) can be very stressful, especially if dealing with elderly patients who may have dementia or palliative patients who may be approaching the end of their lives. However, it can be very rewarding at the same time. I have learnt a lot in every post that I have taken so far.

Pros

Team, team, team.

Cons

Stress, workload
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Difficult place to work

It’s a brutal place at the senior level. Will need someone who is a strong person to succeed. It is trying to move into a more compassionate position but there is a long way to go for that culture to change.
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Productive and fun place to work. We cares

Barts Health is a Productive and fun place to work. Team work, nice and clean environment very conducive place to work. Caring for both Adults Patients and Children at large

Pros

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at a reasonable price

Cons

Working hard
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Excellent hospitals (Barts and Royal London)

Excellent team, and very supportive colleagues and community due to the smaller nature of the hospital I worked at (St Barts). Typical day at work (as cardiology fellow)- 8am handover either EP or intervention ward, ward round 8.30-noon, noon - 5 pm ward work, 5-8pm - oncall - clerking new admissions or reviewing sick patients / results/ tests/ scans etc. Handover to night team at 8pmI learned a lot of cardiology being able to rotate within the various subspecialties in cardiology.Workplace culture- respect each other, and lots of team work to make the job better/ manageable for everybody. Well supported by senior colleagues, never worked beyond capabilities.Hardest part of the job - leaving the job after spending a year there. Really was an amazing hospital to work at (St Barts)Most enjoyable - to experience tertiary level care in cardiology and witness all the rare cases in London (and even the whole UK - national centre for cardiomyopathy patients)

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Modern building, facilities

Cons

Expensive food in the canteen
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Productive but stressful

Working with Bartshealth is a good experience as I learn a lot. I learned to work under very traumatic and stressful situation. It is the best place to be trained.

Cons

Longs hours
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Easy going during the COVID-19 pandemic

As I was redeployed into the position, it was easy to begin working for the Trust. There was no interview process, but we had to learn as much as possible within the first week to be as independent as possible. There was great team work on those days really busy, and everyone was flexible in doing the jobs necessary to manage daily calls and queries. Even on quiet days everyone knuckled down to complete the job.

Pros

Free lunches, 9-5, easy work for easy pay

Cons

Boredom, repetitive
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Like a nursery

Management are always breathing down your neck treating you like a child. They nitpick on a single individual until they drive them out then move on to the next person. The rules ie uniform are not implemented with all colleagues, only with those that have been singled out. The rest of the colleagues are lovely but the management is really bad and only their “friends” get promoted or recommended for a promotion.

Pros

Pay

Cons

No progression opportunities, management are bullies
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Supportive

Working in Barts health is the best that happened to me. Though there are ups and downs but it is still an excellent experience working with Barts health.
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Enjoyed many years there

I was happy in my role for many years. There are lots of chances for career progression and training if you want this. I had great colleagues and it was mainly a very friendly place to work over most of my career. If departments are too busy there may not always be the flexibility to reduce your hours. Very close to the station - 5 minute walk.

Pros

Good salary

Cons

Flexible hours not always possible if department too busy
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Lack career development opportunities

I have been working at barts health for 17years ,I have applied for several mamagerial jobs withing the trust ,I was not successful as they have someone in mind in most cases .

Pros

job security

Cons

Lack of career inhancement opportunities
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Good place to work

You can get valuable experience from working at Barts if you have the drive and the right amount of exposure. You must get yourself noticed by the right people ..
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Lack of objectivity

It's a brilliant organisation to work if you are a clinical professional. However, to work in the administrative and managerial sector it presents unnecessary challenges of discrimination. Your overall growth is dependent on who you know instead of one's talent and ability to perform.
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The leadership at Barts health is appalling. The same people are recycled.

It is very difficult for ethnic minorities to progress. Lots of lip service, discrimination and no will to change. Some senior managers / directors treat the organisation like their own personal club, behave shamefully and this is not addressed The work itself is challenging but doable. There is no flexibility in many admin roles more about bums on seats for many.
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Over burdened

Staff not replaced, work load given to staff already in place, no pay rise, just more work. Too many bosses, expect their work to take priority even though you are making priorities in your workload.
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Fun workplace

Barts Health NHS Trsut was a great place to work. Though fast paced and sometime stressful, but the people and colleagues were truly wonderful to work with.
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Good choice

Fast paced but great for learning opportunities. Great teams of people to work with. Great pockets of initiatives that encourage you to work well for the good of the patients
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Be engaging, keen, confident and smart appearance

I had done some research of the hospital and was able to showcase similar experience and keenness to work in that particular department., although it was the first time in Outpatients. I had telephone experience with patients as well as the computer system at Barts Health which contributed to my success in being chosen for the position which probably helped
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Work very well a team and autonomously

I really enjoy my job. I’ve worked for Barts Health for nearly 14yrs... Time for a change... We all work very well as a team and I trust my colleagues. I run an under 21yrs Contraception and GU service and other clinics across different sites throughout the week. I also work within termination of pregnancy service which can be very rewarding. My contraception skills have increased greatly. I can insert IUDs and contraceptive implants as well as supplying all other methods of contraception. I really enjoy running the contraception clinics... I became an Independent Nurse Prescriber a few years ago which has given me great flexibility when prescribing, especially working within our peripheral clinics. I have been encouraged by my manager to increase my skills/ qualifications and Barts Health paid for my continuing education. The hardest part of the job is coping with the increased demand on GU and Contraception services across London. Staff that have left, have not always been replaced and their work load has been distributed amongst the remaining staff. Stress levels are very high and increasing daily. The best part of my job are the people I work with and the majority of our patients are very happy with the service we provide. Most of my colleagues are very dedicated, hard working, thoughtful ,caring people and I’m very proud to be part of the team. My role at Barts Health has been varied, progressive and very interesting. I have honestly enjoyed my time within this organisation and I’ve learnt so much....
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Supportive

working on a aute surgial ward Great team work and support within the ward, this is a steady pace ward with a varity of surgical tehniques and skills to learn.

Pros

team work

Cons

shift patterns
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One of the best

Barts health is one of the best hospital where patients are priority they comes first at all times. A've learn to work as part of a team Management is good ensuring patients care and safety is a priority. I have learned to work as part of a team delivering high standard of care to patients, hardest part of the job is when there is a short of staff
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I enjoyed the fact that it was a rotational post so that I wasn't confined to one place of work throughout my job.

I enjoyed working in different areas of my position as a Band 6 OT. I learnt different ways of working in the social services role and also as a community therapist. It was great that there were regular meetings and presentations to keep up to date with CPD which was highly encouraged. There was also regular supervision which really helped too.
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3.7

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3.6Work/Life Balance
3.3Salary/Benefits
3.4Job security/advancement
3.2Management
3.4Culture

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