Sometimes when you are working as part of a team, one person can be really pro-active but other can be a little less. So one advice which I give my students (I teach at Uni as well) is you must know to work on your own and as part of a team. Also if anything bothers you do not hesitate to seek help. Other than that do something that you love and are passionate about.
At the moment the NHS is very short staffed so most of the departments I work with are quite stretched. It means people are finding it harder to get their work done and so are more stressed. Sometimes I end up sitting with people who are struggling just to let them feel heard.
At the moment the NHS don’t have enough healthcare scientists – so there is a lot of working additional hours.
Some of my difficulties are to complete the work that i need to and deal with the wider team.