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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:51 pm 
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The public's health and the NHS are too important nowadays to be used as a political table tennis ball. Let's have a referendum on this...


Did your op go ahead then Gladbach? All ok?



Yes, thanks, LB, it went ahead at 19-00 and I was back home by 8 p.m. Bit blurry vision for a few days, can see well long distance but reading a paper etc needs reading glasses. Onwards and upwards.


You watching more three mile chases than 5f sprints on the telly then Dave? :lol:

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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:56 pm 
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Watching both, Roz, on ATR...:-)

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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:21 pm 
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The public's health and the NHS are too important nowadays to be used as a political table tennis ball. Let's have a referendum on this...


Did your op go ahead then Gladbach? All ok?



Yes, thanks, LB, it went ahead at 19-00 and I was back home by 8 p.m. Bit blurry vision for a few days, can see well long distance but reading a paper etc needs reading glasses. Onwards and upwards.


Glad it went well.

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Thankyou NHS because of a monumental fuck up I'm going to a family funeral today..

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Thankyou NHS because of a monumental fuck up I'm going to a family funeral today..



I'm sorry to hear that KK. My commiserations.

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... pay-drugs/

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/15/trump-threatens-use-us-trade-talks-force-nhs-pay-drugs/

That's going to help us.


But it works for them though. Even if they have no intention of carrying out the threat, any hint of an attack on our untouchable NHS and every politician in our land runs screaming to the hills . This is why Trump is so popular in redneck land.

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 Post Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:28 pm 
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ining.html

very revealing.....

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 Post Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:14 am 
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Today, The UK media will happily spin for Theresa May that she’s giving the NHS £20bn.
To put that figure into context, since 2010 the Tories have handed £50 billion of NHS cash to Private Health Profiteers.
They must be licking their lips at this announcement.

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Today, The UK media will happily spin for Theresa May that she’s giving the NHS £20bn.
To put that figure into context, since 2010 the Tories have handed £50 billion of NHS cash to Private Health Profiteers.
They must be licking their lips at this announcement.


And most of those initiatives were of course facilitated by the previous Labour government. Interesting that you can find the bad even in what appears to me to be a positive initiative. Take it for what it is. My fear is that the money will be spent on the wrong things in the wrong places as happened under Blair previously. It needs proper control and direction.

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Mounting NHS vacancies becoming 'national emergency'



https://nursingnotes.co.uk/mounting-nhs ... emergency/

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Mounting NHS vacancies becoming 'national emergency'



https://nursingnotes.co.uk/mounting-nhs ... emergency/


A consequence of the Labour Government's insistence in the noughties that much more NHS care would be in the community and there would be a reducing need for nurses in hospitals. The plans were made accordingly despite protests from staff (including myself) that the reduction wouldn't happen. Managers at the time were in fear of upsetting Mr Tory B Liar so the plans were made. The Tories failed to correct the position and the NHS is suffering now as a result but I have no doubt in my mind that the previous Labour government were equally at fault.

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A hospital trust will move its entire elective orthopaedic service to a private company’s facility after agreeing an 18 month partnership https://www.hsj.co.uk/quality-and-perfo ... 74.article



When you underfund the NHS, it loses capacity. This opens the door to the increasing privatisation of the service. It’s one of the many mechanisms of privatisation that this Government is using to undermine our public services.

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A hospital trust will move its entire elective orthopaedic service to a private company’s facility after agreeing an 18 month partnership https://www.hsj.co.uk/quality-and-perfo ... 74.article



When you underfund the NHS, it loses capacity. This opens the door to the increasing privatisation of the service. It’s one of the many mechanisms of privatisation that this Government is using to undermine our public services.


If the service is as good or better, and free at the point of delivery, what's the difference ?

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If it wasn't for the NHS paying for two cataract operations done by a private hospital, I'd still be half blind now. Postcode Lottery, I was in the right place at the right time. As to the ethics of this outsourcing, good and bad equally...….some benefit, others stay in the queues.

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A hospital trust will move its entire elective orthopaedic service to a private company’s facility after agreeing an 18 month partnership https://www.hsj.co.uk/quality-and-perfo ... 74.article



When you underfund the NHS, it loses capacity. This opens the door to the increasing privatisation of the service. It’s one of the many mechanisms of privatisation that this Government is using to undermine our public services.


The outsourcing of clinical services from NHS to private providers largely came about as a result of developments in 2004/5 when the Labour government encouraged collaboration with private providers, the development of private sector treatment centres and the idea of more choice for patients. Although it was extended in 2012 when the Tories introduced the Health and Social Care Act it is interesting that you regard this as a Tory tactic towards privatisation when it was introduced by the Labour government.

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A doctor on the radio yesterday was courting sympathy for himself and his colleagues. He cried that the pressure of work was making him and his friends take early retirement.

Perhaps they are being paid too much. Can you afford early retirement ?

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Not sure if any of you have seen this, volunteers for the NHS. I will sign up to help out and also give something back into the system that has helped me a lot in my life.

https://www.helpforce.community/pledge/

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