Forensic Custody Nurse in Thames Valley
Work itself I found rewarding, bureaucratic and micro-managed by poorly qualified and low experienced management. I enjoyed working alongside other disciplines within the role I had. I enjoyed working with a cohort of people generally segregated from society and learnt so much from the overall experience. Initially MHL were great, supportive, creating a learning environment and enabling changes from the bottom up in terms of processes. However this did not last and this small company went from bad to worse. I found myself dreading going into work for fear that some manager would highlight that yet another form needed to be filled out and triplicate paperwork. Alongside this I felt that MHL simply wanted to make a name for themselves in the industry, I don't feel they ended up caring for or about the people they served (detainees in police custody). Micro-management is really what they do best. Communication was also really poor between management and staff. Added to this no progression or learning opportunities offered and no clinical supervision offered.