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Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 18:48
Replies: 150
Views: 4,998
Posted By MarellaK
It's a common misconception that nurses get a...

It's a common misconception that nurses get a generous final pension. Every single one of my colleagues who has recently retired is back working part time - the pension isn't even one third of what...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 14:51
Replies: 150
Views: 4,998
Posted By MarellaK
Large sections of the NHS have been privatised...

Large sections of the NHS have been privatised which has resulted in less efficiency and a poorer level of service. Examples are the domestic services which, when privatised, led to demoralised...
Forum: Politics 01-03-2015, 06:29
Replies: 60
Views: 1,197
Posted By MarellaK
I don't know why people keep saying the NHS is...

I don't know why people keep saying the NHS is still rooted in the 1950s when I have seen vast changes since the 1980s, when I started my nursing career. There have been so many changes in technology...
Forum: Pets 28-02-2015, 20:42
Replies: 132
Views: 5,227
Posted By MarellaK
I believe you know what my job is as I have...

I believe you know what my job is as I have mentioned it a few times - hardly well paid :confused: but I have worked hard and, yes, I make sure I can afford to keep my 3 cats. As you also know (as it...
Forum: Pets 28-02-2015, 18:15
Replies: 132
Views: 5,227
Posted By MarellaK
There will always the well-off and less well-off...

There will always the well-off and less well-off in any society. Those 'relying' on the NHS get a pretty good deal. I'd rather be treated in an NHS hospital than a private one (and I've worked in...
Forum: Pets 28-02-2015, 16:34
Replies: 132
Views: 5,227
Posted By MarellaK
That's the whole point of the NHS - everyone gets...

That's the whole point of the NHS - everyone gets treated the same regardless of how much they earn. I have looked after the famous ''rich'' and the homeless and they all benefit from the exact same...
Forum: Pets 28-02-2015, 13:05
Replies: 132
Views: 5,227
Posted By MarellaK
I have experience in the NHS. Drugs that are used...

I have experience in the NHS. Drugs that are used a lot and are not in patent are very cheap, reflective of the cost of buying drugs over the counter.

Drug companies literally spend millions...
Forum: Politics 23-02-2015, 23:21
Replies: 50
Views: 1,496
Posted By MarellaK
No, the training can no longer be done...

No, the training can no longer be done ''in-house'' although students are welcome to any of the training sessions I conduct for my registered nurses and ONPs. All the old schools of nursing are long...
Forum: Politics 23-02-2015, 23:00
Replies: 50
Views: 1,496
Posted By MarellaK
Except for maybe those of us who work in the NHS....

Except for maybe those of us who work in the NHS. UKIP don't seem to have much understanding of what is actually happening now.

Students have always been trained on the wards, they just spend the...
Forum: Pets 22-02-2015, 15:50
Replies: 132
Views: 5,227
Posted By MarellaK
Cats have the legal right to free roam. I accept...

Cats have the legal right to free roam. I accept there are hazards for cats who free roam but I am not sure how free roaming caused this cat's death except in that someone who saw her outside...
Forum: Politics 10-02-2015, 11:26
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By MarellaK
Well, if that is the case I can assure you that...

Well, if that is the case I can assure you that nurses received no pay rise the previous year - and I work as a nurse :confused: Not sure why the RCN website says that - although I know that was the...
Forum: Politics 10-02-2015, 10:47
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By MarellaK
Most MPs have taken up the offer. The government...

Most MPs have taken up the offer. The government was able to ignore the advice of an independent pay review body with regards to nurses' pay.

We keep getting told the economy is improving - what...
Forum: Politics 10-02-2015, 10:43
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By MarellaK
That particular pay rise was only to groups at...

That particular pay rise was only to groups at the top of their pay band. It was not substantive, it did not count towards pension. It was basically an ''add-on'' on the pay slip of about 23/ month....
Forum: Politics 10-02-2015, 09:16
Replies: 59
Views: 1,854
Posted By MarellaK
5 year pay freeze for nurses. The 1% this year,...

5 year pay freeze for nurses.

The 1% this year, not agreed yet, comes with conditions, in that increments are frozen at pay bands 8 and above.
Forum: Pets 10-02-2015, 09:00
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By MarellaK
When my cat died I was offered the choice of a...

When my cat died I was offered the choice of a 'general' cremation where lots of cats are cremated together and you get back a sample of those ashes or 'individual' cremation where you are guaranteed...
Forum: Pets 07-02-2015, 09:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By MarellaK
It's a bit ironic to complain about cats in flats...

It's a bit ironic to complain about cats in flats when you had dogs in your flat, particularly aggressive dogs.

At one time my next door neighbour (in my old flat) had a poodle which never stopped...
Forum: Pets 06-02-2015, 23:16
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By MarellaK
Muze urges cat owners to keep their cats indoors...

Muze urges cat owners to keep their cats indoors so as not to bother the neighbours, then complains about cats indoors :confused: It's best to ignore the advice of a renowned cat-hater who continues...
Forum: Politics 01-02-2015, 16:13
Replies: 67
Views: 1,267
Posted By MarellaK
Yes, but most of the general wards in the London...

Yes, but most of the general wards in the London hospital where I work are always short staffed. The vacancies just cannot be filled (except with nurses from abroad who need a lot of supervision and...
Forum: Politics 01-02-2015, 13:53
Replies: 67
Views: 1,267
Posted By MarellaK
Because most people need to work to earn a living...

Because most people need to work to earn a living :confused: Nurses can't sit at home claiming benefits (unless for health issues) when there is so much work out there. Nurses are a valuable...
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 22:34
Replies: 82
Views: 2,071
Posted By MarellaK
Morale is low because there are not sufficiently...

Morale is low because there are not sufficiently trained and competent staff on the wards. The training posts were cut (by this government) so we are ever more reliant on the overseas workforce who...
Forum: Politics 27-01-2015, 20:03
Replies: 82
Views: 2,071
Posted By MarellaK
Well, after the past 5 years working in the...

Well, after the past 5 years working in the frontline in the NHS, I can't believe how anyone, particularly in the public sector, would ever want to vote again for the Tories. Luckily there are a lot...
Forum: Pets 18-01-2015, 12:07
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By MarellaK
All pet owners must experience it at one time. I...

All pet owners must experience it at one time. I still think of my cat who died nearly 4 years ago but the heart-wrenching pain does dissipate after a few months. I personally felt more grief and...
Forum: General Discussion 17-01-2015, 22:21
Replies: 132
Views: 5,775
Posted By MarellaK
[/B] In your opinion - but not in the opinion of...

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In your opinion - but not in the opinion of the law of this country.

Cats have the legal right to roam and people who don't like that can take appropriate and humane measures (I know you hate...
Forum: General Discussion 17-01-2015, 20:10
Replies: 100
Views: 3,130
Posted By MarellaK
I never thought of myself as my first cat's...

I never thought of myself as my first cat's 'mummy' until she was about a year old and had to be hospitalised at the vet surgery due to a leg fracture. My vet brought me in to the 'ward' to see her...
Forum: General Discussion 14-01-2015, 20:38
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By MarellaK
The ITU consultant in charge is the only person...

The ITU consultant in charge is the only person who can make a 'decision' about whether or not to continue life support as he or she is the only person who has the medical and legal right to do so....
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