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  1. Tangled up in Blue

    The NHS thread

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-42632450 Cancer treament now a matter of "supply and demand" because o f staff shortages.Wow.Just wow.
  2. Tommy2holes

    The cost of living in the south east

    Is it me or does anyone else struggle with the cost of living in the south east. I work for the NHS and so does the wife. We effectively haven't had a pay rise for 7 years. We earn the same in our roles as someone in say Carlisle. The main difference being that you can buy a house there for...
  3. RHB

    Shame on you Amber Rudd

    The NHS is up to it's neck in Ransomware chaos along with GP surgeries and another 1oo countries also affected and Angela Rudd weighs in with this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39906019 I have no doubt that the NHS IT systems are in need of investment and in an ideal world this would have...
  4. The Big Dady


    Is the Zone protected from the latest ransomware called "WannaCry" that attacks Windows operating systems and infecting them around the world? Serious question, as I do not want to loose my Shrimpers football fix. Is this Pandemic which has now spread to over 100 countries, is it that...
  5. Another Surrey Shrimper

    Conservative National Heath Service

    The British Red Cross have been deployed to 100+ hospitals to assist with day to day tasks that the NHS can't cope with. They have called this a 'humanitarian crisis' and have said 'we call on the UK government to allocate immediate funding to stabilise the current system and set out plans...
  6. Supernaut

    Virgin Care

    I wonder why the BBC aren't reporting on this anywhere on their website today - I'd argue this is a bigger story for UK residents than the US Election this week... "Virgin handed contract to run 200 NHS services as Tories sell off more of our health service"...
  7. Napster

    News! Homes to be built next to FF

  8. RHB

    NHS Junior Doctors Industrial Action

    It's probably time to open up this particular issue. NHS Junior Doctors are taking industrial action for the first time in 40 years. So, is it ever right for medical staff to take this sort of action? The BBC took a poll very recently to see what patients' views towards this action were. Two...
  9. RHB

    Junior doctors row: 98% vote in favour of strikes

    The title says it all. For a 98% vote to have occurred here the junior doctors must be pretty upset. Lets hope there is a bit of sense here from both sides and arbitration can sort it out. At the moment that looks pretty unlikely. I'm not certain, but I believe this is the first time in the...
  10. RHB

    Can the Government find the money to pay for a truly seven day NHS?

    The question is in the title and my national newspaper carried a full one page notice from the BMA posing the question. Rather than reproduce the ad, the website is below: www.bma.org.uk/working-for-change/doctors-in-the-nhs/seven-day-services/show-us-your-plan If you're interested, have a...
  11. None of the above !

    They are all rubbish ! We are fed a diet of lies and bull in order the little piggies can feed their porky little faces.Common sense has long gone out of the window yet we have the likes of Russel Brand urging people vote,crazy indeed. Every party plays on people's own...
  12. Mad Cyril

    Dentist recommendations for non NHS work.

    Can anyone recommend a dentist for implants? Due to complications from unnecessary work carried out in my childhood I need two new molars and they are not cheap.....
  13. londonblue

    The NHS Is Safe Under the Tories

    Targets missed again: BBC It's also interesting to see that before the last GE the targets were higher, and even when the NHS failed to meet them, it still outperformed the current targets. Well done tories.
  14. The NHS.....

    Blog can be read Here.. The Old Lovers August 30, 2013 by fakethom | 4 Comments A brief story about two old lovers in hospital. We shall call them Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is dying. He’s on a ward in the bottom corner of a hospital, an is slowly but surely coming to the end of his...
  15. Cricko

    The Nakid Truth

    Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Naked-Truth-CameronIs-he-the-worst-prime-minister-in-British-history/349274725156523 How close was David Cameron to having a week that was not a total disaster for himself or the government. I really thought he was going to make it by Thursday,But...
  16. Tangled up in Blue

    Privatisation of the NHS

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/sep/16/health-firms-nhs Coming near you soon -a privatised GP's surgery and Community Heath Centre.Run by Richard Branson (and presumably with Rupert Murdoch's full support). Is this the beginning of the end for the NHS as we know it?
  17. steveo

    Getting on my pips.

    So if the clinic that fitted/installed them wont remove them, the NHS will, which means because some woman wanted bigger tits weve all got to pay for her to get rid of them. ****ing ridiculous.
  18. Smiffy

    Teeth & Dentists

    Chaps, I am in agony at present. I have a feeling one of my upper wisdom teeth is going to need extraction, due to possible infection/abcess Now the problem is I haven't been to the dentist in ages (I know, I know) but I've had no need to....until now. Christ, I dont even remember where I used...
  19. Rusty Shackleford

    Health reforms 'will benefit most vulnerable in society'

    In a letter published in The Daily Telegraph, 42 family doctors, who together lead 1,100 practices across England, call on the Government to press ahead with the Health and Social Care Bill, and not withdraw support for Andrew Lansley, the embattled Health Secretary. Read the full article here...
  20. Rusty Shackleford

    NHS staff described as 'rude, arrogant and lazy'

    As a tribute to one of SZ's most beloved banned posters, I thought I might start linking to the Daily Mail continuously: Rusty links to the Mail