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The Beeb has a story on the NHS @ 70 on its homepage.  The banner photo really struck me.

Look at the difference in the nurses then and now: this mirrors the overall population. we're going to be spending a lot of money on diseases of the overweight/obese over the coming decades.

(BTW I'm not preaching: I'm a bit overweight myself)

 

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http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/16334878.more-york-medics-speak-out-in-part-2-of-our-health-check-on-the-nhs-at-70/

'Is the NHS in good health as it reaches 70?

Not especially. It needs nourishment and joining up again after years of under funding and fragmentation resulting from crazy changes, political football playing and flawed attempts to marketise it. There are many good things but morale is as low as I've ever known it and I worry that fewer and fewer people are wanting to work in the NHS.'

Err, the NHS is the world biggest monopoly. It needs blowing up.

Bevan took over a patchwork of hospital and healthcare providers and created a big monopoly, run by civil servants.

It was the dumbest thing Labour ever did.

'Anne Gledhill, acupuncturist and fertility coach at yorkacupunctureworks.co.uk, former midwife and NHS manager.'

'What are the problems?

Frontline staff report being unable to deliver the quality of care they want to due to insufficient resources. The cost and culture of litigation is decimating the NHS. Clinical practice can be stifled by adherence to NICE and NHS Trust guidelines as one size does not fit all. Clinicians are practicing defensively, fearful that exercising clinical judgement may result in an investigation and/ referral to their regulator.'

'What would your prescription be to ensure the NHS can survive for another 70 years?

Invest in support for NHS staff. Take into consideration that staff need flexibility in working patterns at different phases of their lives. Term time regular hour contracts will retain skilled staff in the workforce while they have young children. Similarly, people with caring responsibilities also need to be able to balance work and home life.

Investigate alternative models to deliver GP, dental, pharmacy and optometry services. Would services provided directly by the NHS be more cost effective than the current independent contractor model?

Look to the New Zealand model of maternity care provision so that midwives have greater choice in the way they work and women can choose their midwife as a lead maternity carer. Evidence shows that continuity of carer in pregnancy delivers significantly better outcomes.

Implement a system of no fault compensation to provide funds to people who should be compensated and reduce the significant sums paid to lawyers which depletes NHS funds.

Reinstate the ‘Special Class Status’ allowing earlier retirement for clinical staff in recognition of the arduous nature of the duties undertaken.'

The ex midwife acupuncturist embodies everything that is wrong with the NHS. An unscientific idiot, mkaing up 'Oh I work soo hard' and wanting the NHS run for the people who work in it rather tha the poor sods who [ay for it.

 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Dave Bloke said:

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Without wishing to single this woman out, most NHS nurses I've seen the last couple of times I was in hospital were about as fat as her, some fatter even.

And the hospitals all have wee shops / cafe's that you walk past on the way in that sell exactly the kind of processed shite that results in you ending up that size.

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23 minutes ago, billfunk said:

Tax the processed sugar, MSG and excessive fat.

Stop allowing the food companies to externalise that shit onto the NHS.

Don't f***ing tax fat!  Fat in the diet isn't the problem!  Instead tax anything that gives a decent spike in blood-glucose within 30 minutes of consumption.

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1 minute ago, dgul said:

Don't f***ing tax fat!  Fat in the diet isn't the problem!  Instead tax anything that gives a decent spike in blood-glucose within 30 minutes of consumption.

Have a community Nurse weigh people.

The after you are, the more you pay for the heath tax.

 

Ive looked at my FB friends.

The only people commenting on NHS@70 either work for the NHS or are 'enabled' by it i.e. signed off on the sick, indugled by sick notes.

Id guess the poor fuckers paying for it are still working.

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19 minutes ago, Dave Bloke said:

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Pretty sure she lectured me a few years ago about quitting smoking because it's bad for your health. 

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53 minutes ago, Panther said:

Getting on with work on the left, laughing and chatting on the right

How queer

Hey!

Dont knock those nurses. They turned up to do their shift.

My nurse friend says a good 30% regularly dont esp if its rainy (dont want to get wet) or sunny (too nice to work).

Her hospital 'sick' leave for Nurses averages at ~30-40 days/year.

 

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57 minutes ago, Panther said:

Getting on with work on the left, laughing and chatting on the right

How queer

They're both staged photos.

The ones on the left are looking serious, because healthcare is serious.  Then, afterwards, they went off to a party and shagged the junior doctors.

The ones on the right are looking happy, because healthcare is about achieving a work-life balance.  Then, afterwards, they both go off to drown their troubles in a king sized mars bar, a packet of quavers and a diet coke*.

[* because there's loads of sugar in normal coke.  Got to be careful with one's diet.]

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2 minutes ago, dgul said:

They're both staged photos.

The ones on the left are looking serious, because healthcare is serious.  Then, afterwards, they went off to a party and shagged the junior doctors.

The ones on the right are looking happy, because healthcare is about achieving a work-life balance.  Then, afterwards, they both go off to drown their troubles in a king sized mars bar, a packet of quavers and a diet coke.

And the maximum dose of Prozac.

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15 minutes ago, dgul said:

They're both staged photos.

The ones on the left are looking serious, because healthcare is serious.  Then, afterwards, they went off to a party and shagged the junior doctors.

The ones on the right are looking happy, because healthcare is about achieving a work-life balance.  Then, afterwards, they both go off to drown their troubles in a king sized mars bar, a packet of quavers and a diet coke*.

[* because there's loads of sugar in normal coke.  Got to be careful with one's diet.]

Re: recent 'kerfuffle'

Better a Mars bar than a baby ....

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22 minutes ago, spygirl said:

Re: recent 'kerfuffle'

Better a Mars bar than a baby ....

King sized mars bar for greater effect...

And I seem to recall from playground chats in my youth that crisp packets can be used to the same goals.  (not one to try it, though).

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Sorry about this but there must thousands like me. Having seen how badly my parents were treated by the NHS at the end of their lives, despite my father having put his life at risk for the country, and the appalling work ethic present in so much of the NHS I do not feel like celebrating. Many workers in the NHS are lazy, deceitful and manipulative. They cover their own backs and blame lack of money. I for one DO NOT want to pay more tax to fund so many work shy "entitleds"  who are carried by the few effective and hard working doctors and nurses. This anniversary feels like rubbing salt in open wounds.

 

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This crosses so many threads but let’s park it here in celebration of our wonderful NHS which would not be able to function without the selfless sacrifices of overseas staff

http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/16335851.jailed-nurse-who-raped-woman-in-hospital-sentenced-to-15-years/?ref=mr&lp=1

A nurse who raped a “very vulnerable woman” while she was in his care has been jailed for 15 years.

Mohamed Kamara, 47, attacked the patient on May 15 2017 at an east London hospital where he worked before threatening her in an attempt to prevent her contacting police.

But the victim confided in her daughter, who reported it to police, and detectives from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command launched an investigation and Kamara was arrested.

Kamara of Fleming Way, Thamesmead, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court today (Thursday, July 5), and was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.

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9 hours ago, One percent said:

This crosses so many threads but let’s park it here in celebration of our wonderful NHS which would not be able to function without the selfless sacrifices of overseas staff

http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/16335851.jailed-nurse-who-raped-woman-in-hospital-sentenced-to-15-years/?ref=mr&lp=1

A nurse who raped a “very vulnerable woman” while she was in his care has been jailed for 15 years.

Mohamed Kamara, 47, attacked the patient on May 15 2017 at an east London hospital where he worked before threatening her in an attempt to prevent her contacting police.

But the victim confided in her daughter, who reported it to police, and detectives from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command launched an investigation and Kamara was arrested.

Kamara of Fleming Way, Thamesmead, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court today (Thursday, July 5), and was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.

At least he was being even handed and trying to prove both sides of the immigration argument right.

Pro: see those Muslims coming here to work selflessly in the NHS, which would collapse without their help.

Anti: Rapefugees!!!

On balance, I think that the NHS could do without this kind of ‘help’.

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Caught three minutes of BBC question time on Sunday's repeat. Three minutes is all I could take." Footballer's earn 100 times more than nurses; this is disgusting, what's the Government going to do about it; take the money from the footballers and give it to the nurses and things in the NHS will get better."

Where the f%%k do these green eyed socialist audiences come from. It's like watching a bloody Play school debate.

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15 minutes ago, crashmonitor said:

Caught three minutes of BBC question time on Sunday's repeat. Three minutes is all I could take." Footballer's earn 100 times more than nurses; this is disgusting, what's the Government going to do about it; take the money from the footballers and give it to the nurses and things in the NHS will get better."

Where the f%%k do these green eyed socialist audiences come from. It's like watching a bloody Play school debate.

That comparison is the sure sign of an idiot.  Most people simply counter this by pointing out that there is a big difference between a salaried position and one that is paid based upon the paying audience, and hence money, that they generate.

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26 minutes ago, ThePiltdownMan said:

 

I might take that lot a bit more seriously if they said they were starving as opposed to some lard arse back from a New York shopping trip.

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