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  • Comment on: Antibiotic resistance poses threat to surgery and chemo

    COPD18's comment 16 October, 2015 2:32 pm

    Nature fights back - only 60 years after penicillin, we're heading back to square one.
    Human beings need to appreciate the power of Nature more and of ourselves less.

  • Comment on: Loophole allowing nurses to avoid revalidation closed

    COPD18's comment 2 October, 2015 5:17 pm

    Is this all part of a concerted effort to get nurses to leave the profession?
    My wife finds the whole process very daunting and I'm always shocked every year that she has to pay NMC (or whatever body/authority it is called now) to register to do the very job she has trained for - surely employers should do that? Soldiers don't have to pay to register, nor I believe do firemen, police officers etc etc

  • Comment on: Osborne reveals NHS pay restraint bombshell

    COPD18's comment 1 October, 2015 3:41 pm

    And yet they can pull £millions out of the hat to give to Jamaica, to Syrian refugees and, at other times, to fire Cruise missiles, drones and other expensive weaponry at far-off countries, whilst giving tax breaks worth millions to the wealthy in the UK who don't deserve it the way nurses do. This country can afford to run the NHS properly - we just need to match other European countries % of GDP spend on healthcare - austerity is a political choice, not an economic necessity

  • Comment on: Survey finds NHS staff feel ‘undervalued’ and ‘overwhelmed’

    COPD18's comment 1 October, 2015 1:42 pm

    This government is ideologically blind to the problems faced by nurses. Given all the ongoing problems of staffing and the cost of Agency nurses, they kick off a new 5-year term by announcing that public service staff i.e nurses will get no pay rise over 1% for the next 5 years!!!
    They're clearly setting up the NHS to fail, so they can 'rescue' it through privatisation

  • Comment on: Nurse and midwife strike action suspended after new pay offer

    COPD18's comment 30 January, 2015 7:12 pm

    Linda Reynolds above must work for the Tory HQ propaganda department. Even 'REAL' nurses have to pay their mortgages and food bills and are entirely right to use the weapon of last resort - industrial action - when all negotiations have failed because of the intransigence of the government in refusing to implement the recommendations of an independent review panel. And as the husband of a nurse, knowing the pressures she's under every day, I'd say the 11% given to MPs would have been better given to nurses.

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