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thisoldman
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these stories caught my eye


http://dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1349908 ;                 about gp and email

http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1349894 ;                   cuts to services

http://dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view//224900 ;                   petrol rationing plans
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pierre_pierre
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Item #1
no problem with that
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Thousands of patients in England have already been issued with handheld devices and asked to send in their own measurements to their surgeries. But leading doctors are worried about the ‘remote’ diagnosis plans and fear life-threatening illnesses will be missed.

only the people with long term problems - surely?
SWMBO has an ICD pacemaker that has a known manufactoring problem that means it has to be monitored every 3 months, to visit the Hospital is a round trip of 75 miles, we have a remote reader that does the job in 5 minutes  and if the hospital see something that wants changing, they phone us, lots of cost and time saving
pierre_pierre
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#2
Braintree Council hived off its community house to Greenfield  http://www.greenfieldsch.org.uk/Info_page_two_pic_2_det.asp?art_id=6843&sec_id=3229
they then gave them a huge payment to set up a separate headquarters (see picture top right of link) and then found out - Oh dear our own heaquarters is now to big, we will have to sell it and get a smaller one.  Why didnt they let Greenfield have one floor of the old building?
#3 - it is the Daily Express you know
nadger
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I'm currently monitoring my own blood pressure at request of GP. I had telephone consultation last Friday and she wanted to see the effects of stopping one tablet after I'd given her a reading.
I have my own clinically validated wrist monitor ( RRP over £60 but cheaper on line) and will take a weeks readings and she'll call me back. From my point of view it saves my going to surgery so is a good way of doing things.
Having said that, I don't think that self monitoring would be suitable for everyone but could be used selectively to save time for both the patient and doctor.
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#3 sounds like a conspiracy to me.
If the scheme was introduced it would price thousands (if not millions) of motorists off the road almost overnight. No-one will get to work and the economy will collapse to a point of being unable to recover.
I really can't see it happening at least not any time soon and the electric car is making such slow progress its not going to be beneficial to us any time soon.
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Item #1
I'm currently monitoring my own blood pressure at request of GP. I had telephone consultation last Friday and she wanted to see the effects of stopping one tablet after I'd given her a reading.
I have my own clinically validated wrist monitor ( RRP over £60 but cheaper on line) and will take a weeks readings and she'll call me back. From my point of view it saves my going to surgery so is a good way of doing things.
Having said that, I don't think that self monitoring would be suitable for everyone but could be used selectively to save time for both the patient and doctor.


I use an Omron to monitor my BP, not cheap but it is possible to download the results to a computer and take a print out along when you go to see the GP.
Problem with blood pressure is that it changes throughout the day and is effected by many things. The most important readings are the ones first thing in a morning when you get out of bed.
Attending your health centre for a reading can only tell you what it is at that moment in time but having said that blood pressure is something that can increase quite rapidly and you can be totally unaware of this hence the reason it is done as part of a routine medical.
When I retired my BP was 180/100  but having been retired for a number of years is  130/80   That says it all regarding work !
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re point 3 - these are the guilty idiots from this group http://teqs.net/summary.html
John Hemming MP (Chair)
Caroline Lucas MP (Vice Chair)
Mark Williams MP (Treasurer)
Stephen Williams MP (Secretary)
Simon Wright MP
Lorely Burt MP
Tom Brake MP
Andrew George MP
Lord Teverson
Bill Wiggin MP
David Amess MP
Austin Mitchell MP
Michael Meacher MP
Kelvin Hopkins MP
Steve McCabe MP
George Mudie MP
Dr Alan Whitehead MP
Frank Doran MP
Gisela Stuart MP
Iain Wright MP
Dan Byles MP
and this is a more reasoned report but still damning http://blogs.ft.com/energy-source/2011/01/18/british-lawmakers-propose-energy-rationing/
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I doubt they are the idiots as they will be getting well paid fro producing this rubbish.
We are the idiots in putting up with this nonsense, the cost of everything is going up and our money is being used to pay people to produce this nonsense.
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If you thought point 3 in the op was insane then you really must watch          
bbc2 wednesday     9pm      Posher and Posher:   Why public scholl boys run britain.

The documentary is by andrew Neil.
Here are a few quotes to stimulate your appetite.

Thanks to our rotten education system. we may never see a working class Prime Minister again.
Two thirds of David Cameron's cabinet were privately educated as opposed to 7 percent of the population
It is actually getting much harder for for someone from an ordinary background to break through the ranks.
The next generation of politicians- the advisors currently scurrying behind our current leaders, are so posh  (eton,St Pauls,eton,Westminster,eton), are so posh they make the current crop look common.
The documentary examines Neil,s claim that society in the uk is very much a one horse race and that unless you have been privately educated followed by oxbridge or Lse, then you have very little chance of being a success in life.


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@ gleneagles - I bought an Omron as well. As you said, they aren't cheap but there are good deals to be had.
Diabetics have to self monitor - I'm not a diabetic.
I have to look after my stoma, order my supplies etc with no involvement from GP apart from surgery generating a prescription for my chosen supplier. It seems that this will soon be done on line.
I don't see any of this as downgrading service from GPs.
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I also use an Omron.  A few months back my readings were higher than they should be.  When I told my GP he asked me to go into the surgery and take my machine with me. He checked my machine against his and both gave the same reading.
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The documentary examines Neil,s claim that society in the uk is very much a one horse race and that unless you have been privately educated followed by oxbridge or Lse, then you have very little chance of being a success in life.

I can't argue with that at all. The better start you've had in life and the more corrupt you are the further you get. The worse your start in life and the less support you have the more they take from you, the more you loose and you achieve less.
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corrupt?

iv never done a corrupt thing in my life as far as  i know.
Iv got where i am by  socialising at conferences  tts  and the open univ etc etc.
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the only restriction my council have, it must be in a bin, so the the operatives dont touch it
They have two sizes for domestic, I only need the smallest, some large families have two big ones, they have to buy the second bin