The problem is that the supply of junior doctors is controlled centrally. You are right there are not enough. People were doing overtime to cover night shifts, but hunt has been so good at demoralising people and also bringing in wage controls for overtime, that no one wants to do those shifts anymore.

We used to have 54 junior anaesthetists, we now have 42.

I'm being asked to cover registrar night shifts as a consultant.

There was no need to change the contract. It's been an absolute calamity and it's just the start. There's still the consultant contract that he wants to change.

Its brutal work sometimes and unrelenting. My life and pay in Australia were miles better than here.

No one is asking for more money, they are just asking to have their rota scheduled in a way that allows some form of work life balance.

The total non bantz serious side of all this is written here:

https://managementinmedicine.wordpress.com

I'm touched by the support from the bedrock crew. We will stand firm comrades. And ETC can throw abuse, but he's allowed as he's a but if a ledge

From what I hear emergency care yesterday was bang on. Almost completely consultant delivered.

He's really annoyed a lot of people and I can't see how he can stay.

Obviously I'm saying this from the comfort of south beach but given the new political glamour of this board I'm glad to feel the love of support

Agree on Frankie. Can be a bit much sometimes but he's got a point

I'm supporting the strike from the other side of the pond.

Hunt is on a really sticky wicket.

Of course the RMT being on strike the other day was completely unnecessary and a massive inconvenience.

MattBlack wrote:
Beijing Dave wrote:

Pretty astounded that divs like Smallman can't see past petty tribal hatred on this one. Even were I not a Liverpool supporter I would applaud the families' tireless and relentless attempts to get the authorities to accept culpability for this. Don't You see that the campaign has made the police more accountable and large scale event organisation safer for everyone?

This

I agree,

An anaesthetist had a major fuck up where somebody died that really shouldn't have done. Instead of getting very angry, the husband of the dead woman pursued an investigation and is now the opening chapter of pretty much any book on accident investigation and a massive champion of patient safety.

He's called Marin Bromiley and his wife was Elaine Bromiley. You can look up the case. Rather than seek vengeance and blame the people and teams responsible for his wife's death, they have learned from it. What is clear in anything like this is that it is almost never a single decision. Like dermo said, a series of decisions that add up to the finl outcome

I understand there is anger over a cover up, but we run the risk of judging behaviour in the 80s against modern standards, we only have those modern standards because we have had the opportunity to learn from those mistakes.

it's terrible that people died that day, it;s terrible that people die every single day from entirely preventable fuck ups. Learn from them rather than dwell on them.

Football isn;t my thing so i am looking at this from a completely neutral viewpoint.

the england germany game that was on at the sametime as gatecrasher was 2000. i was resitting my exams in Oxford so not there and PvD was playing as the final whistle went. I think that was 2-1. i got absolutely plastered and wrote the next day off meaning I had 4 days to learn all the stuff I had failed to learn first time round for an exam on the friday (14 weeks of teaching). I scraped through. Tough times indeed.

You are right about the 5-1 game. That was late summer 2001.

15 years ago at slide in oxford. Terrible. Never forgotten it

Pretty much every cunt here looks like that.

I do not.

Dermatron wrote:

So lets get this right. Amps and Benson have gone on their hols together?

Nope. Coincidence.

I was at the PGA in west palm beach this week. Pretty nice set up

I don't play golf though

It's like the tourist centre of anywhere. Don;t focus all your attention in it and life will be sweet. Just done a run up the beach (South Beach CD2 since you were asking) and the clunge is phenomenal. Tits tans and terrific white teeth everyehere you look.

just arrived and it's pukka. Great weather. Beautiful people. I'll fit right in.

Simon and garfunkel: the boxer
Moby: everloving

No idea of the rest but it should be a celebration and a good knees up

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Boring wrote:
benson wrote:

US healthcare is a disaster.

We spend about £2000 per person per year on healthcare, give or take.

That's under $3500 per person per year for the yanks. For everything.

You're ignoring the outcomes, QALYs and value for money but point taken the UK spends a far lower proportion of its GDP on healthcare than the US. I'll be impressed if that's still the case in a decade's time.

Outcomes are broadly comparable. We get far better value for money.

We should be spending more, but $2000 / month is an awful lot of money.

As a physician I would be far better off under an american system.

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US healthcare is a disaster.

We spend about £2000 per person per year on healthcare, give or take.

That's under $3500 per person per year for the yanks. For everything.

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Niagra falls gonna be raining purple tonight

Slabs wrote:
Amps wrote:
Slabs wrote:

I'm from Florida. Oppressive heat, snakes, strip malls, sex offenders, and flakka . God's waiting room. Avoid.

I'm very much Orlando based, so hopefully avoiding the worst of it Slabs.

Just being a dick, it's a nice place to visit. Try to get near the beach though.

South beach from tomorrow for a week.

Sweet

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Dermatron wrote:

Cycling seems like the perfect way to stay healrthy and further a drug career after giving up clubbing . Thinking of looking into it.

truefax

amateur world championships in peth this year as well. plenty of time to get in shape

no chance. That was an anomaly in an otherwise unblemished career of clubbing and general bonhomie at afterparties

smallman1 wrote:

Uncle John and Sasha are returning to GU for one last hurrah.

It's Sasha and Digweed in Ibiza and I intend to be there throwing the fregadero de la cocina (kitchen sink in Spanish) at it.

I'd be up for a cheeky weekend for this.

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Amps wrote:
benson wrote:

There was a kid at my school who was t allowed laces because he once tried to strangle his brother. Truefax.

It seems quite a common thing is the old 'strangle your brother'. I know a few people who have tried it at one point or another.

It might seem like a good idea at the time but you are condemned to shit trainers for the rest of your life!

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simeon79 wrote:

https://b.scdn.gr/images/sku_main_images/007117/7117629/20160301173004_adidas_stan_smith_b24536.jpeg

There was a kid at my school who was t allowed laces because he once tried to strangle his brother. Truefax.

These look like the kind of show he used to wear.

Just landed. At an airport hotel to rest up for the night. Asked where to go for food. Told to go to an Irish bar. Winning!

Although i am going on Sunday, not tomorrow.

I forgot what day it is

Amps wrote:
benson wrote:

I'm going there tomorrow. Going to the world croquet championships i west palm beach where my girlfriend's dad is playing and then south beach for a week where my sister is going to come over from the Turks and Caicos for a week. the lucky bitch is living out there.

Any tips appreciated.

Not sure if this is a wind up or not?

Not not a wind up. Genuinely going to the world croquet championships. Rock and roll.

and then I am really off to South Beach and my sister is joining us for a few days.

I'm going there tomorrow. Going to the world croquet championships i west palm beach where my girlfriend's dad is playing and then south beach for a week where my sister is going to come over from the Turks and Caicos for a week. the lucky bitch is living out there.

Any tips appreciated.