North Bristol NHS Trust
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3.6 out of 5 stars.
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Great team, but a lot of pressure (as everywhere now)

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Good Trust, great values, lots of support and resources but you need to look for them and reach yourself. Working 12 hour shifts on the ward with little to no time for your (unpaid) breaks is not great but managable if you get used to reorganizing your workload continuously- it can get better. Team fantastic, direct manager very helpful, professional and supportive. lots of learning opportunities and progression
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Awful, toxic place to work. ICU and Research -jobs for the boys, racism,poor morales. No professional development, poor management. I would never recommend NBT (Southmead) as place to work.
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Insights into North Bristol NHS Trust

Based on 18 survey responses
What people like
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Supportive environment
Areas for improvement
  • Support from manager
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Energising work tasks

Great colleagues

Colleagues are great but with everywhere in the NHS, you are over worked and under payed. All colleagues are stressed and have minimal management support due to management being overwhelmed and over worked
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Friendly hardworking environment

Friendly staff, flexible shift patterns available, good Annual Leave entitlement, optional extra shifts paid at extra rate but training isn’t so good as the hospital is very busy & never any spare available staff to teach new starters
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Engagement support worker (HCA)

- No job structure - No support from management - Left to just get on with it - Higher members of staff gave off the impression "you must know your place and do as I say" - Staff opinions and feelings not listened to or put into consideration


Pay / When I left


Endless.... just don't work here
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Mixed emotions

The job itself is amazing.I'm terms of development and progression it's very limited. There's no regconintion for hard working people. Management want you to fear them or they project a very unapproachable environment for you. People that work in care should be very caring but that's really not the case.So if you don't want to progress much and you're happy in one place .You come to work to work and ignore negative energy from people then every now and again there's a glimmer of sunshine.
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Good Place to work.

would recommendgood paysupportive teamgreat managementLots of support if requiredgreat team environment, fair place to workOverall North Bristol NHS Trust provide good service
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Clearly understaffed, they don't look after their staff members, people overwhelmed by with impossible shifts, really hard to get one day off, even when it is under a GP recommendation...
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great place to work

would recommend good pay supportive team great managementLots of support if required bonuses and NHS initiatives great team environment, fair place to work
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a nice place to work for

Extremely cliquey in catering. Terribly two-faced people, management are very quick to complain about their staff… to other staff. You WILL be expected to work twice the amount expected for the same little pay, ie: work two wards in one shift, and if you don’t get everything done to a perfect standard, you’ll be complained at and about. You won’t receive any help without it being begrudgingly given. Bank staff don’t do their jobs properly, so if you’re contracted: good luck.If you want my honest advice, do the bare minimum, or they will exploit you.




long hours of work
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Productive and supporting environment.

Working at NBT can be challenging but is very rewarding. Colleagues are very supportive and can help you when you struggle.


Bank shifts, flexible
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Cytology Department

The Cytology department at Southmead Hospital is first class. The staff were wonderful, if you had a problem everyone tried to help The best they could. Management, especially the head BMS was a kind and gentle soul and would go above and beyond.




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Some of the friendliest staff

North Bristol trust was my first role out of university and was an excellent first place to work. The staff are very friendly and the management was mostly very positive.


Brilliant colleagues


Poor pay
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Good job for security during covid. Unfortunately there is a bullying culture here, including people with special needs. I have never been somewhere where I have been so badly treated. High turn over of staff so always jobs available. No progression really unless you move to another area of the hospital. Management lack professionalism, equality and integrity. No flexibility and COVID precautions poor.


Learning and research development team


bullying culture
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Ambiente di lavoro dai ritmi stabili, forse ripetitivi

Nei reparti amministrativi, si può trovare un ambiente di lavoro tranquillo, ma attivo, nel quale è semplice organizzare il carico di lavoro secondo i propri ritmi pur rispettando le scadenze assegnate.
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Fun, supportive workplace

I worked as a psychology placement student in the Head Injury Therapy Unit in Frenchay. The team were lovely, all very supportive and easy to talk to. I was not paid a wage for my time there, it was entirely voluntary. I didn't drive to commute but I don't believe they would have covered any work-related driving costs had I done so, as I was a placement student. The team were creative in coming up with new activities for patients to take part in, such as gardening in the ecotherapy garden. There were frequently shared lunches with the team which was a nice opportunity to catch up and try one another's cooking. We did a couple of activities together such as bowling and trialling an ecotherapy session with an external establishment. These were great fun. I would recommend working there.
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Good place to work

Will get involved in a variety of work situations Knowledgeable people who are generally easy to work with Good work-life balance Very dedicated people
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North Bristol is keen to develop staff

I worked in North Bristol NHS trust from 2003. This trust has taken an active role in my personal and professional development. I have started in NBT as a band 5 Theatre Practitioner and with the support and encouragement of line managers and senior managers I have made my way up to a Band 7 Clinical co ordinator. During my period in NBT i have gained clinical and managerial experience. If I get a chance to work for the trust again I will happily accept the role.
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Enjoyed my time.

Enjoyed my time working with NBT. I was part of CCHP who transferred over to Bristol Community Health. Prior to this my time with NBT was thoroughly enjoyable.
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productive work place

The hospital was very interesting, a lot of thought, effort and care has been put into it so that patients receive the best care possible. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful
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A stressful place to work

Management have no care whatsoever for patients. Thank goodness for doctors and nurses. The Trust is Well known as having a 'management bullying culture'. Middle management regularly upgraded on pay scale yet job specification unchanged. High sickness rates of clerical and junior staff, with stress, anxiety related issues


Good pay


Extremely poor management
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Based on 62 reviews

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

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