Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Enjoyed my time here. Nice staff and supportive manager. No free parking available unfortunately.Had overall good progression opportunities provided and did feel like an actual teaching hospital.
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Great place to start your career and end it

Great place to start your career, gain loads of experience quick maybe not safe at times. Pay is what it is for your position but loads of overtime available. Service demands are increasing but without increasing the budget so you have to increase your efficiency.
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What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Clear sense of purpose
Areas for improvement
  • Fair pay for job
  • Sense of belonging
  • General feeling of work happiness

Goals achieving with success height attained without any prejudice

What is the best part of working at the company?All staff are accommodating. I love working at Chorley hospital.- it is very beautiful there. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Staff shortages put stress on everyone.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Work environment is great and work culture is good. All staff work like family. Friendly atmosphere.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Always happy to go to work each day. Some days are very busy and some are less busy. The trust is supportive.
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Áreas of improvement as any company but great welcoming culture, diversity and inclusion. Accommodating to people's situation. Healthy work-life balance.
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Nice place to work 12 hour shifts Regular skill updates Comparatives No issues really kind good pay and employeesGood managemnt Team work NHS BenifitsOccupational health Weekly pay on bank
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Productive, great teaching hospital.

Great place to work, learnt so much while working here and great opportunities to be offered and made loads of new friends along the way while working here.
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Diverse and Nice place to work

Great work and home life balanceNew OfficesStrong Team EthicPersonal DevelopmentCan be stressful but most jobs areManagement can be better Job satisfaction is good


Remote Working


Stressful at times
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Stressful but rewarding

Managers have no training,feeling pressure to come to work when you off sick or having to look after your sick child,pay reward not in line with inflation and life expenses


Rewarding from helping the patients


Not paying enough, not understanding managers
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Excellent Trust

I drive 38 mile to work and 38 mile home every day because I love my job! That speaks for itself . Everything about the job is wonderful. The team I work with are supportive encouraging and hardworking. The trust is fabulous at employer/employee relations
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Best thing I ever did

Great place to work, also the learning opportunities are excellent if you want to further your career. Compared to private care, working in the NHS is so much better!


Great staff


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Fun workplace, Job advancement

I currently work in the outpatients department at Royal Preston Hospital at a band 2(which is the lowest wage in the NHS) The work is really fun and teaches you a lot of new skills and a lot of interpersonal skills.Benefits in the role would be : - 7.5 hour shifts- Always opportunity for overtime- Many progression paths- sick/ holiday payWhen working for the trust, you are given 27 days annual leave + bank holidays (in non clinical roles)If you work bank holidays it's extra pay.Managers encourage you to move up in the trust and even help you fill applications for other posts within the trust, not to mention they give you the time to get and have an interview.The only slightly negative about working for the trust is that you can't park on site.It really is a fair place to work.


sick pay, good hours, Progression Paths


Can't park on site
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Staff leaving regularly

No support from management especially for the junior staff. More people leaving means existing staff have to fill more gaps. Rinse repeat cycle and no sign of any improvement
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Rewarding experience working in an acute setting because of feeling part of a team.

This Trust helps you to understand the importance of quality care, support and encouragement is available from all who work there, regardless of their banding.
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Poor management

I worked for LTH for 6 months and was looking for another job almost as soon as I made it onto the ward. There is little to no support unless you fall into the clique and having spoken to others this is the same across the trust. If you speak up for your patients you get branded as a trouble maker and it seems the less work you do and the more time you are sat around chatting, the more chance you get of progression and the more people care what you have to say.
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Great Place to Work - if you are willing to invest in the Trust you get it back in buckets

Ive worked for this Trust for over 30 years and have been developed from a band 1 admin up to a manager in the Trust. Yes it was hard work, yes I had to study for some things, no it wasn't handed to me on a plate but I have been supported throughout my years here. Too many people forget that we are here for the patients and they need care 24/7 and moan about lack of opportunities - sometimes you have to search out the opportunities and not expect them to be handed to you.
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Job security

The shop floor staff work together really well. Covid made it a very stressful place and a lot of staff suffered burnout. The management just kept putting inexperienced staff in their place. I wouldn't trust anything the management said though. Job security and the pension definitely make it a worthwhile place to work.
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Pay peanuts get monkeys

Admin role- negligible chance of advancement and many older workers in slightly senior positions blocking any changes or opportunities Some staff seemed to enjoy being obstinateOne of my managers repeatedly called me autistic because I was getting stressed due to my work environment, I have a SpLD and requested some adjustments around this but they were denied and I was effectively told to suck it up. Did not feel cared for by the direct level above however departmental manager was much nicer and supportive but also much harder to reach as they have a much larger team. Many small issues were left to become larger ones as there was a “not my job” culture with regards to reporting small maintenance or IT issues. Trust did not have enough outgoing phone lines so sometimes you were just unable to make calls to contact external providers/patients/whatever


NHS discount on holidays


It’s a cesspit. Terrible parking provision. Poor work culture.
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Not worth the stress

Management at departmental level are not great at supporting personal issues which can affect working life such as mental health, childcare, emergencies at home etc. Some very nice colleagues work here, without them it would make the working day very difficult. Wouldn't recommend working here as the stress of being understaffed and underpaid is simply not worth it.


NHS discount


Unsupportive staff
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Management Appalling / Work Life Awful

Management couldn’t organise anything. Awful at their jobs. Team leaders and supervisors have no formal training and get “easy” jobs due to being the managers “favourites”. Spoken down to, Treated like rubbish. Turnover rate is extremely high. AVOID
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Excellent place to work

Enjoyed my time working there. Staff were so helpful and friendly helping me to settle in the North West as I had moved from London. I felt appreciated and valued even as a bank staff.
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Pharmacy: Senior management do not uphold themselves to their own trust values.

The team is what makes this place a good place to work however when it comes to job flexibility, job progression or development the senior management do not care at all.Funding your department is non existent even if facilities are falling apart or on skeleton staff to make senior management's KPIs look good.The only way to improve the department is to have new management with fresh, realistic goals and have both staff and patients best interests at heart.


Colleagues, good team


Poor funding, Poor Senior management. Poor career progression. Poor training
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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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