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I enjoyed being out working on my own during the day however we were required to work back shift 4 til midnight and we would be out on our own after 10pm which is unsafe we did have a small device that alarms if needed we report where we are. We worked through weekend also by ourselves regularly. Poorly paid for the job that we are required to do and are expected to do.


1 hours lunch, great work colleagues


Lone working, poor pay
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Excellent and resourceful place to work

With great colleagues and excellent support , one can learn great skills sets to work anywhere within the Trust , the same set of Mandatory training , shared capabilities , direct patient care could not be more rewarding than now
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  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Energising work tasks
  • Support from manager

Get on well with colleagues

Got on well with colleagues well paid flexiblelike working with children.Easy to get to, goo holiday pay, good staff, high turnover of staff. New company.


Well paid and suitable hours.


No break
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Gatekeep good roles

It’s very hard to change wards in when there is vacancy ,overtime is not paid and bank rates are cut.My ward is always short staffed and nurses are blamed for everything,some days are chill but not much.
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Worst trust to work with

No career growth, always understaffed and too much politics. There are a few developmental opportunities in the hospital. Always busy and understaffing. Too much pressure on junior staff members, which is extremely stressful
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Great place to work

Supportive with career progression and required training. There was a good work life balance and was part of a friendly team with supportive line manager
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Not enough Nurses

Too many band 6 and above not enough band 5 substantial nurses.. Hospital uses a lot of agency staff. Some management aren’t approachable. Car parking horrendous.
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I enjoy my job as a staff nurse for the NHS. I love the fact no two days are the same. I like to help people and am a naturally caring person, you definitely can’t be in this role for the money! I have made so many friends in colleagues whilst working for the NHS.


Enhancements, shift patterns, pension


Short staffed
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Great for teamwork

Unfortunately the salary let’s it down. Otherwise I would have this job as a career. Due to the low wage I can’t justify staying it is the lowest paid nursing job in the country.




Pay for parking, pay for lunches, lowest paid nursing job in the UK
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Productive workplace

Great place to work and could be much better if staff actually done their job instead of moaning. Nursing is a passion. Stop comparing the job to stacking shelves. Also get rid of number crunching managers and let the place run with clinical staff
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Great colleagues and culture

Worked with a fantastic team of doctors, nurses and healthcare support workers, in an outpatient setting. Was very busy but I liked the work overall. No day was the same. However the parking was awful and I feel like the trust underappreciates its employees that are not management.
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overworked, understaffed, burnt out

I have worked for the NHS for 30 years of my life and am a competent, hardworking, compassionate individual. Whereas I have turned up to each shift ready to give 100% I have of recent years been working in environmennts that are continuously understaffed or staffed with PRIVATE NURSING Nurses ( who often do not know the ward or patients and sadly often don't care...why should they, they are being paid a fortune whilst NHS staff are brought to their knees witht the burden of trying to deliver high quality care which every patient deserves. The UK Goverments over the last twenty years at least has chipped away at the very fabric that the NHS was supposed to be, using business models which are inept for the care that is required. Why are people surprised that nurses are leaving in their droves? ...and by the way I love nursing people but in the current environment it is a NIGHTMARE.




too long shifts, understaffed and badly managed
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Good team

Fulfilling role when staffed adequately Good options to advance careerLow staff morale at times due to staffing and workload Management is inconsistent some areas have excellent managers others not soStaffing often an issue and has become worse recently with some shifts not being filled/ Bank staffed booked but sometimes just do not turn up leaving the ward/department short staffedGood friendships made with colleagues Rewarding career which I wouldn’t change


Good pension scheme. Rewarding and fulfilling job most of the time


Poor morale of overworked staff due to not enough staff on duty
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Underfunded and under valued

Nursing is a delightful and rewarding job if you have the correct support and tools to do the job you were trained for. But its like trying to get blood out of a stone most of the time. There are often clicks and favouritism. Most of the time you feel underfunded and undervalued. No free parking or food unlike alot of other places of employment. Hrs can be long. No overtime pay , days back in Liu if your lucky.


Honesty struggling to think of one sadly


To to many to list. Most annoying one might be no free staff parking
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I enjoyed working here but it is difficult to get the kind of shifts you want if you are a mother of young children, especially for a new starter that doesn’t know how to get support . I had to quit NHS because of that.


Supportive practice educators


Poor work/family balance
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Good place to work but stressful

Highly Stressful , shortfall of staff which isn’t always covered therefore comprises the quality of care delivered to patients . How are line managers are supportive and understand the stressful nature of the work .


Good line managers


Stressful work load
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Hit & Miss

Having worked in various roles the experiences vary! Managers have been supportive and there are opportunities to go on courses to further develop in your role.
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Oppressive top down culture

Oppressive top down culture, more interested in corporate image than staff morale big red flags 🚩 tiny changing rooms, not enough staff toilets, poor facilities for staff in hours never mind out of hours.


Still looking


The management
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Not very supportive

I worked in two different wards in this hospital. I didn't feel very supported and felt like nurses were just competitive against each other instead of working together for the patients. Some nurses, fortunately, were amazing.
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Stressful company to work for and managers never show their face . Very little pay for a hard job. More jobs piled onto you for very little recognition.
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Challenging and rewarding.

NHS can be very challenging and rewarding. Very high stress levels throughout, largely poor management and lack of care for staff. Low paid if you are starting out given high level of expertise and technical skills required for posts and this doesn't really alter the further you go on. Progression and pay structure differ according to the trust you work for. A 'make it up as you go along' culture of management that generally have no people management skills. Can be rewarding in places knowing you are making a difference/saving life's but overall this doesn't make up for the fact that it's largely a highly stressful job for very little benefit, and an every man for himself culture post pandemic unfortunately.
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Based on 9,265 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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