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More housing, who needs the countryside anyway ?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by joshua, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Must have missed this.

    Whilst I agree with you up to a point, there does come a time when people need to realise that the salaries they earn should reflect to a great extent their skills, but also the amount of work and responsibility they must be prepared to commit to. An experienced GP earns a significant amount of money from the NHS, as well as having the opportunity to do private work.

    Most of their previously routine tasks such as answering the phone, taking blood tests, being on call outside of normal hours etc have been, rightly taken off them. However, still there is a demand to reduce the workload further but not the remuneration.

    That's not the way it works for most of us.

    Therefore, the demand created by all these overstretched GPs quitting to do whatever, is made up of foreign nations. Take away free movement, which Brexit surely will and the supply of people willing to do the job from Europe being drastically reduced is going to be significant.
     
  2. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Children, pensioners and benefit recipients don't. To some extent, others can self-select their position in the system. It does probably reduce the number of visits by the general adult population sector, but I wouldn't think would be a huge difference.
     
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    That’s interesting, as suggests implementing a charge would be unlikely to reduce demand
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Paying visible charges has two general effects, reducing trivial visits and raising expectations of the results from those visits that do happen. The 'habitual patient' might be unlikely to reduce their demand much, but just moan more about things.

    There is no obligation for those outside the Medical Card parameters to have personal health insurance, but, for serious illnesses, it makes little difference.It can be a bit of a gamble, but you do have the choice.
     
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    It's probably an out of date question, I've been out of the town for 30 years now … but where are they all going to work ?
     
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    Mostly they won't work in Stafford, but close links to the M6 and the A50 means pretty much anywhere
     
  8. BobClay

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    A drive up and down the M6 going to and from work ? … WOW … what an incentive !!

    To paraphrase a famous movie line: "We're gonna need a bigger road !!!" …. (and **** the environment.) :(
     
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    Most will work from home

    Webcam models

    Financial Advisers

    IT specialists

    Pimps

    Health consultants

    Cracker makers

    Crack saleswomen

    Translators

    Sales Negotiators

    Sailors

    Tailors

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    Gwenyth Paltrow haters
     
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    Most of them haven't even got a home …… bunch of carpetbaggers. :P
     
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    From a mush in Shepherd's Bush.
     
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