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Title: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Kat on Nov 23, 15, 04:48 PM
You?ve been asked to have your say on the NHS. You just don?t know about it.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/19/nhs-mandate-england-consulation-deadline (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/19/nhs-mandate-england-consulation-deadline)

https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/nhs-set-the-agenda?medium=email&source=member&campaign=thankyou_email_campai gn_link (https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/nhs-set-the-agenda?medium=email&source=member&campaign=thankyou_email_campai gn_link)

 I bet they love mine...

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You really are becoming students of Stalin, aren't you? Doing everything behind the public's backs, hoping they won't notice. How long before you have prison camps, for us, too? Is Britain being run by some kind of Politburo, now?

 Profit-making companies have no place in our healthcare system and you know it. Do you really not care about anything, except profits? It's becoming more and more obvious that you want to die rich, even though you know that almost certainly condemns you to Hell. I hope you're looking forward to it. But, don't expect us to stand idly by and not try to depend ourselves. The way things are going, you're going to have armed people fighting you. Let's hope you all see sense and do what's right for the people, rather than what's right for your bank balances.

 When deciding on a mandate for the NHS, please say no to privatisation and put people ahead of profits. You never know, it might give you a nice, warm glow, for doing the right thing, for once. No wonder the Scottish want independence. Do you think we could move the England/Scotland border down to Watford, so that we can join them?


Edit: crap link.
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Obblie on Nov 23, 15, 08:21 PM
Strangley yes.

Way back when I was living in Cwmbran, I was interviewed about my opinions. Wierdly a couple of my main suggestions are coming to fruit. I can already order repeat prescriptions online and hopefully soon my local surgery will allow me to book appointments online. The facility is already there but it needs my surgery to join in to get it to work for me.
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Kat on Nov 23, 15, 08:25 PM
Strange. Up here, in the woolly wilds, we can order repeats, or get our chemist to do it. We can book appointments, online, too. Have done since we moved in, more than six years ago.
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Obblie on Nov 23, 15, 08:27 PM
Wales is very wooly and very wild ......

Julie pass the velcro gloves .....
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Obblie on Nov 23, 15, 08:31 PM
Since we've been down here in St Clears we have been able to specify a chemist and either hand repeat forms into them and collect prescriptions from them. Our chemist now even greets me by name.  :tnx:
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Kat on Nov 23, 15, 08:36 PM
Ours sends us Christmas cards... Actually, they're quite a hoot, down there. We have quite a giggle around, all the time, unless they're busy. Young Angie gets called "Old Trout" and she never bats an eyelid. They're damned good with their advice, too. In fact, in many ways, they're of more use, to us, than the GP.

We had a great GP, until recently. She was pretty horny, too, as it 'appens. Then, she suddenly vanished! :( Went back to consultancy, apparently, coz it's less hassle.
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Babs on Nov 24, 15, 06:01 PM
LOL... You'll never change, Katzy.    :-*      :wave1:
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Kat on Nov 24, 15, 07:01 PM
Too late, now! :)

I put nails through two of our heating pipes, yesterday. Both the gas and the water.

I'm just soooo talented!
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Yvonne on Nov 24, 15, 08:16 PM
Did you have to call emergency services & evacuate the neighbourhood ?  ;D
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Kat on Nov 24, 15, 08:58 PM
Fortunately, no. I know where the stop-cock thingy is! (Surprisingly)
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Yvonne on Nov 27, 15, 11:16 PM
That's funny, I know where mine are too. :tup:  ;)
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Kat on Nov 28, 15, 10:09 AM
I kinda had to, when the downstairs khazi sprung a leak...

Odd thing... When I was in Essex, the stop-cock was out in the street. You had to lever a heavy old metal cover up, then use a socket-wrench with a two foot extension on it.

Not the easiest, nor quickest, in an emergency...
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: richard on Nov 28, 15, 01:34 PM

Not the easiest, nor quickest, in an emergency...


Although if your house is knee deep, you stand less chance of drowning in the process?
Title: Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
Post by: Kat on Nov 28, 15, 03:03 PM
The one we have, now... You open a door and switch a lever over.

Far more civilised!