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Thousands of UK hospital doctors walk out in latest pay dispute, crippling health services

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“Consultants will stand on the picket lines today, because we are angry and at rock bottom. We never wanted to be forced into taking this huge step," Sharma said. “Ministers have done absolutely nothing to stop this action taking place.”

It is the case that medical consultants in the UK earn between £80-£100,000 per year.

Isn’t that enough?

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My ex was a Junior Doctor who had to work up to sometimes 126 hours in a row. In London.

good luck peeps.

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Uk hospitals are a scary place to be to begin with,

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Consultants earn less now than 14 years ago. The training period is 15-20 years and more years to become a top-paid consultant.

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What about the loadsamoney Brexit was going to give the NHS?

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Uk hospitals are a scary place to be to begin with,

They certainly need investment.

I’d have given you odds of 50/1 on the Tories fulfilling their promise of building the new hospitals promised.

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They certainly need investment. 

I’d have given you odds of 50/1 on the Tories fulfilling their promise of building the new hospitals promised.

Not good odds, as I got 150/1.

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well guys your money are dissapearing in UA.Kiev juntas endless pockets.

ask Rishi to stop this now and get paid normal money.

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well guys your money are dissapearing in UA.Kiev juntas endless pockets.

The underfunding of the NHS began long before the shaking midget in Moscow started his invasion.

Didn’t your podcasts tell you that?

Your line has been tried before. The walls closed in on it a long time ago.

Kyiv.

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UK government sent  ₤50 million to China last year as "foreign aid."

But there's no money for healthcare workers.

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well guys your money are dissapearing in UA.Kiev juntas endless pockets.

Huh? When Brexit happened? Did you get lost on the timeline? You do realize why people purportedly voted for Brexit, right? Big thing about how it would fix the NHS... ring a bell?

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UK government sent ₤50 million to China last year as "foreign aid."

That is ridiculous and should stop but £50 million isn’t going to cover much.

Someone will be parroting money for wokeism and equality officers in a minute.

The underfunding of the NHS runs much deeper.

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UK government sent ₤50 million to China last year as "foreign aid."

It depends what the foreign aid is. If it's for something like earthquake victims, then is that not humane?

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gcFd1Today  09:31 am JST

Uk hospitals are a scary place to be to begin with.

Really!! I have had the misfortune of being quite ill in the UK for over a year now and have had to make over 20 hospital visits. On all of those visits I have been treated with kindness and great care by all staff members. On my last time there, I got lost inside this huge place and was just standing in the corridor looking bemused, a porter saw me from about 30yards away and walked up to me and offered to help to find the exit. He went so much out of his way his kindness was unbelievable. ALL NHS staff are under valued and under paid but yet they carry on regardless. As for the Tory party and their so called Brexit promises, they can all.................................

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Sime of those commenting on this thread have zero experience of the NHS.

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Sime of those commenting on this thread have zero experience of the NHS.

My experiences were generally good.

How were yours?

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kurisupisu

Some of those commenting on this thread have zero experience of the NHS.

I had 40 years of experience in the NHS and at the time I received the treatment I needed. But I haven't lived there for 30 years.

It's not the people who are wrong. It's the management of the system.

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There are many many cases of medical malpractice in UK hospitals.

Be careful what you wish for.

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well guys your money are dissapearing in UA.Kiev juntas endless pockets.

If the money spent funding the war in Ukraine was instead spent to support the nhs would it have been enough?

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Tragic news never thought doctors in any country would (be forced to) do a mass walkout

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The NHS management, its trust system is broken.

Expensive resources are routinely squandered, wasted.

NHS digital is an example........

Now 2023 and still no policy to upskill.

From 2021....

Research reveals ‘long way to go’ to close digital skills gap

https://www.digitalhealth.net/2021/10/research-reveals-long-way-to-go-to-close-digital-skills-gap/

These strikes, if politically motivated, and their is more than a suspicion they are, is a betrayal to the societies most venerable.

Harsh decisions will have to be made and soon.

Thousands of senior doctors in England began a 48-hour walkout Thursday to demand better pay and conditions, paralyzing hospitals and leaving only emergency care covered.

This a tantamount to blackmail, pay up or else.

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I remember to this day complaining questioning Mother why I had no pocket money?

Mother said I could have every penny in her purse.

I looked, nothing zero empty.

Mother and Father were struggling fanatically.

These Doctors need to think carefully, the well is dry, it is not the government that pays it is the tax payer.

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Sorry financially also,,,,,,,.

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These Doctors need to think carefully, the well is dry, it is not the government that pays it is the tax payer.

Yet there is money to fund the war

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That is the crucial whatabout. Ian

Governments has spent, and wasted taxpayers money on everything you can wave a stick at.

The covid crisis doesn't bear thinking about

Now taxpayer will be left facing the cost of immigration policy.

Hotels, and now migrant barges.......

This is the reality......

UK government debt and deficit: December 2022

https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/governmentpublicsectorandtaxes/publicspending/bulletins/ukgovernmentdebtanddeficitforeurostatmaast/december2022#:~:text=1.-,Main%20Points,equivalent%20to%208.7%25%20of%20GDP.

UK taxpayer purse is empty.

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These Doctors need to think carefully, the well is dry

Doctors are leaving NHS and fewer are joining. I'm guessing they are thinking carefully about how to keep the NHS well-staffed.

UK taxpayer purse is empty.

Probably not the purses of those taxpayers with lots of dosh in overseas accounts.

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albaleo

Simply put, some will sooner or later be required to pay more.

That will politically needed to be faced openly and honestly.

Those families possibly with a total household earning/income from £150,000 upwards, plus a form of fixed asset tax.

Will Keir Starmer propose such a policy.

And ring fence, explain how that tax will be protected and spent.

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That is the crucial whatabout. Ian

I don't know what that means.

But good to know your thoughts on the matter.

Hope it can be resolved soonest amicably

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Not a criticism Ian at all.

It is a pertinent question to put forward.

Governments past and present have wasted billions of taxpayers money.

It is healthcare and education that could become the sacrificial lamb in the present economic environment.

The question is to what extent?

Our UK families could ultimately suffer.

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Not a criticism Ian at all.

Doesn't sound to me like one although I don't mind at all if it was.

I just really don't know exactly what whatabout means or how it's used. I guess I have to look it up myself =)

Anyway I agree and actually do think that it is the most pertinent question to put forward if only because that's probably the only thing I know about the issue.

As you said there is no more money so it must be really difficult for some people to swallow especially if those people are not fully supportive of what the country is doing regarding the war

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