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  • I was bullied for speaking up to my manager! Enough said. I think everyone above has answered my response fir me.

  • Shocked. This is nothing they claim to stand for in their values when you are invited for an interview. Not interested in working there

  • Haven't quit but thinking about it.

    A lazy idiot has been promoted over me. He literally fell asleep on the job one time. He has been complained about for laziness too. He is undeserving of the promotion. The NHS is all about interviews. You need to pass the interview (officially anyway there's probably skullduggery too).

    The NHS is the most overrated employer in this country. There are many great places to work. If you want to get treated like dirt, take a band 2 post in the NHS. God help you.

  • Bullying from colleagues and managers/matrons an absolutely toxic place to work .

  • I was bullied by my manager and her manager out if my job after 25 years!

  • I had a manager who spoke badly about people and I soon became his target. I was segregated from my colleagues and constantly criticized for speaking up and asking questions. I could write screeds but that would expose my identity.
    Bullying in the NHS is a serious issue and many of those who are in power abuse it. They have no empathy and haven't a clue how to manage people.

  • Management/ HR are a force to be reckoned with. If your face doesn’t fit or you have a voice, then watch out. In the NHS community hospital I worked, the hands on nurses and HCA were undervalued and demoralised. Matron and the sisters were on a mission going up the ladder of success. They didn’t care who they stepped on ,on the way up. The matron was a liar and denied what she had said to me in her office. Unofficial meetings without support. I tell the truth and made to feel like a criminal. After 14 years on the ward, I felt time to go.

  • HR treated me like a criminal when a totally false claim was put against me by patient friend. Had 100% record up til then. and was well respected and known to go above and beyond for patients and job. Was treated as guilty from minute 1 and had to prove I was innocent which I did. Interrogated in small windowless room and made to feel like I was a nothing. Wasn't allowed anyone in room with me for support, even though they knew I was suicidal by this time due to patients friend bullying me constantly and starting a personal vendetta. Suffered complete mental breakdown because of stress and depression. Even after I proved I was innocent and wanted leave, it was made difficult and I was told that it wasn't what I really wanted and they told me they needed me to stay due to staff shortage and my 'flawless record'. Ended up leaving anyway and now on antidepressants, self harm and have bulimia due to what they put me through. Worst decision of my life to work there.

  • One person was building his career castle and saw a talented junior co-worker as a threat and orchestrated their release. So sad as he could have quite easily benefited from a professional cooperative business relationship. Ego and narcissism and nepotism got in the way. This is pretty much an honest and objective review.

  • I suffered a CVA at the age of 42 - my line manager did not believe this and made my life difficult. I then suffered a near breakdown and left because of the bullying culture.
    Prior to this I loved my job and was very good at it.

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