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Just Talk / Re: Brexit
« Last post by Oblomov on July 10, 2019, 09:18:21 PM »
Not sure. Can I get back to you on that?
Just Talk / Re: The Oncoming Crisis in Medical Doctors
« Last post by Oblomov on July 10, 2019, 09:16:04 PM »
That's pretty grim.

Replacing medics with Alexa...
Just Talk / Re: The Oncoming Crisis in Medical Doctors
« Last post by muddycoffee on July 09, 2019, 03:41:04 PM »
So now down to the big issue.
One of my colleagues went to a conference last month and a speaker made a presentation explaining what is likely to happen over the next ten years. We know that there is becoming a shortage of GPs as the work is relentless and many are retiring early due to the stress.
Also we have many doctors and nurses from other countries propping up the NHS because we can't get enough UK born doctors trained.
Well what is now on the horizon is many emerging counties are setting up free Health services for their citizens similar to the European model, but the issue with this is that they will need thousands extra doctors and nurses.

The work has been done with the likely statistics and basically there is going to be a massive worldwide shortage of medical staff in the future and this is going
to hit the UK NHS very hard.
So even if we have a different government that starts to fund the NHS more adequately, there is still going to be a medical staff crisis.
Just Talk / The Oncoming Crisis in Medical Doctors
« Last post by muddycoffee on July 09, 2019, 03:31:03 PM »
I work in the health service and I have been interested to listen to the current news stories about hospital consultants being handed massive tax bills because they fall foul of a new complex income tax rule. This has been a surprise to most of them and even accountants didn't realise it was about to happen. Many of these consultants have been given a surprise tax demand for £30,000, £80,000 or even more, with just a month or two to pay or get fines or baliffs round to sell their belongings. The result of this government tax rule is that consultants now can't afford to do any extra shifts as it costs them in tax more than they gain.
The consequence is that waiting lists will get longer and people will have to wait months more for procedures and scans. This treasury rule change was designed to get more tax out of merchant bankers who are able to hide their income into pension instruments. However health service staff cannot do this as they are employed and paid via PAYE system with an NHS pension that is either a career average or final salary system, depending when they started.
Since David Cameron took over and imposed austerity doctors have not done well. The pay has been frozen and NHS has lost lots of staff due to cuts. This extra frustration is just another difficulty for one of the most prized professions.
Just Talk / Re: Boris Johnson
« Last post by muddycoffee on June 30, 2019, 10:29:52 AM »
Another update to this story from a political blogger.

After the well-documented Domestic between Bozza and his partner Carrie Symonds was read, inwardly digested and thoroughly analysed last week, rumours began to circulate that the row as published was only the tail end of a rather longer exchange of views between the less than totally happy couple. And the subject of the opening salvoes from Ms Symonds are believed to concern Bozza’s lack of fidelity towards her.

Perhaps it did not occur to her at the time, but the very fact that she began a relationship with The Great Man when he was supposed to be married to second wife Marina Wheeler should have told Ms Symonds that her new man had a tendency to be distracted by women other than his current partner. But as she is well connected in the media world, it was never going to take long for her to get up to speed on the subject.

So it was no surprise when Nick Tolhurst told “2 UK newspapers have info on an additional Boris Johnson affair which was the source of argument with Carrie Symonds but have yet to publish”. The press knows, and indeed, anyone who subscribes to Popbitch knows. Heck, just spending a few minutes searching on the browser of your choice and at least one illicit Bozza liaison will be revealed. Maybe more than one.

Worse, as it is more than likely that Ms Symonds confronted Bozza with evidence of his wanderings at the start of that Domestic, there are now worries among The Great Man’s cheerleaders not only that she named names, but also that she named them loudly enough for the recording of the argument to contain them.

Just Talk / Re: Boris Johnson
« Last post by splodge on June 25, 2019, 07:20:18 PM »
None of this would surprise me.

But he does like making buses out of cardboard boxes. I find this much less believable.
Just Talk / Boris Johnson
« Last post by muddycoffee on June 22, 2019, 08:29:23 AM »
This week I heard something interesting about Al and some of the news reporting now makes much more sense now.
It is well reported that he is quite a philanderer and has children courtesy of several women.
This week there has been a lot of news journalists asking his colleagues questions about how many children he has. This was a curious but persistent story.
Yesterday a private individual who is known to me told me about a particular "child" who says the actual father will not admit paternity. The issue has even been proved by DNA sample.
The father has taken out a "Super Injunction". This means that not only is the press banned from covering the story, they are also banned from mentioning it even exists.

The End.
Just Talk / Re: Brexit
« Last post by muddycoffee on June 19, 2019, 05:18:11 AM »
Still In, is the Conservative party still a thing ?
Just Talk / Re: Dead
« Last post by muddycoffee on June 19, 2019, 05:16:39 AM »
Doris Day the woman who despite being able to speak Spanish, had a hit with Que Sera while pronouncing it incorrectly.
Just Talk / Re: Brexit
« Last post by Oblomov on May 18, 2019, 10:39:54 PM »
It seems that the nation runs rather well when politicians aren't doing much. I hope they do even less very soon.

Still in  :hihi:
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