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****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 12:04

I have been lucky enough as a doctor to work in both America and Holland, as well as the NHS.

America was great, as long as you could afford insurance. Over 30% of population cannot, and their care is terrible.

The standard of care in Holland was excellent, possibly better than the NHS, but it cost much more than we spend.

Comparatively we spend less on health care than other developed countries.

Doctors do not always get it right, but can you think of any profession that does?


Posted: 12/11/2014 at 08:13

Morning all, guess what the weather is like today.

I may go and tidy the shed. If I do not appear on here in a couple of days, please call the rescue services.

Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 11/11/2014 at 20:23

Well, if I say so myself, that was a very nice dinner. Prawn risotto, with fennel, peas and pancetta, washed down with a very nice Languedoc white.

have a good evening.

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 18:25

Perhaps your terrible experiences give some idea what it was like to be a clinician in the NHS for over 30 years, and maybe why I eventually lost my marbles.

I can only hope you get your problems sorted, and as I am sure you know, most of the clinical staff are caring and dedicated.


Posted: 11/11/2014 at 17:08

Evening all. Another grey and wet day here in Sheffield. Lots of wistful staring out of windows, imagining that the rain might stop.

Spent most of the day playing Backgammon on the computer, very addictive.

KEF Ginium is the best tranquiliser I know.


Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:50

Hi LP, sorry for delay in replying. I have used the light box for about 8 years now, and I do feel it makes a difference. There is some fairly good research that supports their use, certainly my psychiatrist recommends them.


Posted: 11/11/2014 at 06:21

Morning all, couldn't sleep, so been doing my light box, listening to the radio.

Good luck at school Mrs G.


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 17:20

Evening all, been grey and damp all day here.

Lots to do outside, but struggling to get motivated. The downside of having several mature Beech trees in the garden, is the amount of leaves that need to be raked up. Lots of lovely leaf mould though.

Stir fried salmon for dinner, if I can pull my finger out.

Have a lovely evening all. 

What's left for us to grow?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 12:21

As Joe Jackson once sang "Everything gives you cancer, there's no cure, there's no answer."

We can get far too worried about every day life.

Canna Lily

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 11:23

It is interesting Verdun, because I keep mine slightly damp, and in a cold, but not freezing porch. I then bring them into the house in February to start growing. OH hates it, because I keep them behind a sofa, next to a window for 3 months.

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