We were down to our last 11 masks as we’d advised our staff to wear them with all Face to face contacts for the last 2 weeks in spite of PHE guidelines as they are clearly bollocks. Everyone should be considered as potentially having Covid during an epidemic. We needed to protect our staff. When we were running out and needed more, even prepared to pay for it NHS supplies could not help us. We had to resort to making a plea on social media for people to donate which they did generously. Local vets, dentists, beauticians and even the local plumbers all dropped off PPE for us. It’s was an amazing community effort but made a complete mockery of the NHS and the lies HMG are currently spouting.
What are the odds that these 'emergency powers' will be used to make us all salaried. HMG seem to have a blank cheque book at the moment to buy people out of their property. I've heard that the Jersey Government has just made all GP's salaried over there on 130k each. I know it's a part private system but they are still independent contractors, or were...!
Who is paying these retired doctors? Or are they going to be expected to work for free??
We’re keeping a list of all Covid related expenses in the vain hope that we might one day be reimbursed: self bought PPE, clear Perspex screen for reception, extra phone lines/mobile phone bills now that everything is via telephone triage. I won’t hold my breath.
Never mind PPE, we can’t get toilet roll, clini wipes or thermometer covers from any supplier. It’s going to be very hard to fight a viral infection crisis if we can’t take anybody’s temperature.
Never mind PPE we’re running out of thermometer covers and can’t get hold of any new ones. It’s going to make difficult to assess folk if we can’t take their temperature.
So they want me to become an effective viral vector to inoculate our elderly frail population?
Another vote for accuRx. The text function and templates are superb.
We should also be able to test household members as if they are unwell we've been told to self isolate with them for 14 days regardless of whether we have symptoms. Can Pulse put this point them please?!
Same here in County Durham. Outrageous.
If they’ve not been tested and die how to we know if they had it?!
We're cannon fodder. It's ok though, we might save a few points on the FTSE if we stick our heads in the sand a little longer.
I’ve just bought the last P3 respirator in screwifix. Made me feel a bit better but probably not that useful as I can’t get a g replacement filters. Many of of colleagues Are still being way too complacent and blasé about this. The time to act is now.
Excellent. I've been wanting to stop wasting my nurses time with this for years!
To do what exactly?
If it has to be declared on the pension return and you are no longer in the pension scheme presumably you’re safe?
Of course they were GP's, they caught it skiing!
Who is not doing this already?
They keep saying managers pay is published, any ideas where?