Today Nat is talking on behalf on The Homeless Period Liverpool on the top of a bus at the Save Liverpool Women's hospital march and rally! She was here two years ago doing the same and the campaign is making great progress and still going strong! #saveliverpoolwomenshospital #saveournhs Save Liverpool Women's Hospital Demonstration
Today I am on the top of a bus giving a talk at the Save Liverpool Women's hospital march and rally! I was here two years ago doing the same and the campaign is making great progress and still going strong! #saveliverpoolwomenshospital #saveournhs
Victory in Sheffield!
Plans to close the minor injury unit and City centre walk in have been postponed until 2021 when the authorities will look again at proposals. A series of demonstrations, meetings and a petition with over 10,000 signatures all helped win the argument for retaining the services. Congratulations to Keep Our NHS Public campaigners in Yorkshire for their hard work and determination in this result. People power works!
#peoplepower #saveournhs #sheffield #yorkshire #hospital #campaign #petition #congratulations #victory #nhs #ourNHS
UNISON Regional Organiser Sue Cookman, discussing with Service assistants how we fight the proposed Wholly owned subsidiary. D&B health trust are seriously considering transferring over 500 employees of the NHS. Its effects on terms,conditions, pay and pensions are deeply worrying. After the recent unanimous vote for action against the Sub Co, members echoed this at all 5 meetings held in the DRI canteen today.”
#unison #union #doncasterroyalinfirmary #doncaster #nhs #saveournhs #savethenhs #yorkshire #southyorkshire #no2subco
This past couple of months has been an eye-opening experience.
Being a doctor has been a privilege but also a heavy burden. It’s hard because you can never switch off, I’ve lost sleep worrying about patients. I’ve lost patients. I’ve lost patience.
Working with other doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals has been what’s saved my sanity. We are a team. A unit. Weathering the shorty storm of the healthcare crisis together.
#JuniorDoctor #SaveOurNHS #Medic #BeardyMedic #GasMan #MDT #MoetMedic #BestFriends
Shout out to the amazing NHS! Last year this was my present state: lying immobile in the middle of a road with injuries everywhere. Despite the heart, neck, shoulder, rib, knee, and hand injuries I am basically back to normal. I was in and out of hospital for two weeks, and for the next 6 months was reliant on various treatments, specialists, diagnoses, rehab, and appointments. Despite the constant pressure the NHS is under I was always treated amazingly well. I am privileged to have been a patient of the NHS 🤗 #NHS #nhsnurse #nhsdoctors #saveournhs
I've been a bit of a recluse lately and this is why. Quincy 2 due March 2019.
It feels like these last 12 weeks have been the longest, bumpiest ride but here we are - Quincy 2 due March 2019.
I decided I should start off with introducing myself! I am a newly qualified children’s nurse, with interests in neonatal and emergency care. I have set up an Instagram account to get involved with other professionals (students/nurses/allied health professionals/anyone!) who have similar interests to me!
I think I am going to use my platform as a bit of a blog, I am new to this so any feedback about my posts would be much appreciated!
I thought my first post should be a ‘throwback’ to one month ago when I completed my final shift of my sign off placement. I had finished a 12 week placement in an emergency department that I was honestly so sad to leave. It was a wonderful team.
However I decided soon after I started my degree at the University of West London, that I did not want to have my first role as a staff nurse where I had been a student! This was for a number of reasons, including: 1. Getting to know how different trusts work, 2. Wanting to be based in a children’s hospital (I trained in a general hospital), 3. Making sure my start as a staff nurse would be taking a ‘plunge’ so I had a definite transition from student to nurse!
... Thank you for reading! love, L x
#nurse #nursing #nhs #saveournhs #neonatalnursing #neonates #premature #baby #paediatric #hospital #nmc #studentnurse #qualified #university #newlyqualified #staffnurse #career #goal #nurselife #new #startingfresh #startingpoint #new #insta #instagood #positivity #achievement #instalove #instamoment #instanurse
Here's our host @jay_handley meeting a doctor with a broken arm at this year's #edfringe
Check out his bitesizebanter videos!
Also come to our show tonight!! 8pm Weds 19th September @patkavs #moseley #birmingham
Headline set from Canadian legend @glenn_wool !
Duncan Oakley supporting!
@therealmorganrees5 in the middle!
Lest we forget, here are the legacies of each party’s most celebrated leader. #4theMany #saveourNHS
Finally my last treatment day for the foreseeable future! Cannot express how hard going through chemotherapy is but the nurses on the Georgina ward have been excellent and have gone above and beyond to make me feel less anxious and more confident. #hodgkinslymphoma #nurses #avd #saveournhs #chemotherapy
Building legos at Nannies house this afternoon, after we brought her home from the hospital- she had an overnight stay after needing an urgent procedure to relieve pain and swelling in an arthritic knee 😳 I am feeling so very grateful for our NHS - every person we encountered, from the Paramedics who came out and took us in, the Staff Nurses on duty triaging, the Consult Surgeon on duty at 11pm, the Cosultant for Orthopaedics, the Healthcare Assistant taking bloods - everyone was so kind, generous and compassionate to my dear Mum in her pain and distress. Thank you NHS staff @southmeadhospital 🙏🏼 it really is worth fighting for 🌟 #gratitude #grateful #nhs #thankyounhsstaff #southmeadhospital #saveournhs #worthfightingfor #blessed
POLITICAL POST FOR DUSTIN HOFFMAN TO SING...
I've just had the Nazi dentist from Marathon Man do this to me at the dental hospital for 2 hours. I feel like death 😭 regardless, I'm very grateful that this procedure that usually isnt available on the NHS is being carried out by them anyway. How sound is that
Today made me think even more about unfair situation that the NHS has been forced into is. It is the best thing that any British government has ever done for its citizens. It is morally bankrupt of our current right-wing Tory MINORITY government (can't stress that enough) spearheaded by an UNELECTED Prime Minister (ESPECIALLY can't stress that enough) to have quietly begun the privatisation process of our healthcare system by selling off certain assets to reprehensible private healthcare companies like Virgin Care. The nearby Southport And Ormskirk constituency's A&E was sold to Virgin Care, weeks after they had voted Tory in the snap election. -
Obviously, most of the lobbyist owned press aren't doing a good job of reporting on it, but its not too late to stop it as long as the public are made aware of the gravity of the situation. And fuck Richard Branson as well, the slimy prick. -
#marathonman #dustinhoffman #dentist #dentists #dental # #healthcare #universalhealthcare #dentalassistant #labour #dentalsurgery #nhs #fuckthetories #saveournhs #corbyn #jeremycorbyn #instafilm #movies #filmcommunity #instamovies #filmisnotdead #films #cinephile #cinephilecommunity #film #cinema #movie #filmbuff #moviebuff #cinematography #cinematographer
This time last week my amazing sister-in-law had just given birth to my newest beautiful nephew 🤱. It was pretty traumatic and we could have lost both of them but thank you to our INCREDIBLE NHS and their amazing staff 👩⚕️both lives were saved and they're both doing well.
We are so lucky to not only have our NHS but live in a safe, democratic and peaceful environment. Imagine being pregnant and fleeing war. Imagine being in a 3 day labour with no pain relief in a refugee camp. Imagine bringing a child into a war zone or back to a tent in a camp in which you don't even have a nappy or a blanket.
I've just bought a year's supply of Nappies for another baby in Gerrys name from @helprefugeesuk and I'd love to help projects specialising in maternity care, pregnancy and new borns of those stuck in conflict or fleeing war... If you know any please let me know. And if you're thinking whether you should buy that dress or shirt from our project then the answer is yes. You are truly helping to make a difference 😘🤰🤱❤ *** #refugees #helprefugees #chooselove #refugeelivesmatter #saveournhs #ethicalfashion #ecofriendly #buysecondhandfirst
The little one had an eye test, it was a bit of an alphabet test at the same time! 🤦🏽♀️ ( I thought she knew them!) Afterwards my mum asked with worry why I took her, did I have concerns about her vision No, it was just a check, to make sure there’s no problems brewing and peace of mind. 🤲🏽 thankfully all is good, and we are due back in a year. Dental checks are the same, it’s easier to treat problems that are diagnosed early ( mostly!) Don’t wait until you’re in pain to go to the dentist, go now! And kids check ups are free on the NHS #nipitinthebud #dentalcheckup #eyecheck #loveyourteeth #lovethenhs #nhsmillion #savethenhs #saveournhs #toriesout #dentistlife #ortholife #mumlife #workingmum
Finished this book tonight and I can't recommend it enough. @amateuradam #thisisgoingtohurt is a hilariously funny and emotionally painful account of life as a #juniordoctor with a hugely powerful message that does nothing but remind us how lucky we are to have the #NHS and how tirelessly and selflessly it's staff work every.damn.day. I work for one of the deaneries Adam speaks (not so highly) about and i take a great amount of pride in what i do and my contribution to the training of junior doctors. We should all be proud of our NHS and the hardworking individuals which keep it going. I know I am. #sorryfortherantbutitsimportant #book #reading #lifeasajuniordoctor #saveournhs #funny #serious #heartwarming
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I just spotted this on my Facebook and it’s really rattled me. Do you know WHY you’re asked to come back in a week to see if there’s an appointment Because there are people that abuse the NHS for a cold, cough or boil on the bum 🙃🙂 it’s difficult enough to find doctors to see patients with severe illnesses, minor injuries and palliative care. And then there’s people who waste an entire appointment with a GP for a sore on their little toe. The NHS and it’s GP’s / nurses are incredible, and then there is people who completely abuse the system, where elderly people would prefer ‘not to waste the doctors time’ for something that is genuinely life threatening. Give your heads a wobble. Perhaps try to PAY for medication before seeking prescription only medication. Ask a pharmacist! Have a cough Try honey or a cough linctus from your local pharmacy. A cold Max strength cold and flu tablets are 69p in Morrisons. Have a few aches and pains Go to 3 different stores and grab 2 boxes of paracetamol at each. DONT make a doctor appointment for the simple fact you can have 100 paracetamol tablets for FREE which will then cost the NHS £10.38 for your shitty paracetamol!! Save the limited amount of doctors appointments for people who TRULY need it!!!
NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE.
I work for the NHS, but last night I needed the NHS. Unable to walk properly and in an incredible amount of pain, I went (with the help of my mother - shout out mama phalora who is a solider when it comes to her kids) to my local A&E. I waited about ten minutes at 9pm to see a urgent admissions nurse, I waited about an hour to see a doctor at 10pm, I waited another hour to see an assessment nurse at 11pm, who took my bloods and inserted this cannula, and another hour to see an A&E doctor at 12am. That doctor -who just happened to be one I knew as a #juniordoctor - looked more exhausted than I’d ever seen him. He still took the time to examine me thoroughly, check my bloods, send me for scans and come back to give me my results. I left their care at 1.30am. I was tired - but THEY WERE STILL GOING. In the time I waited, I saw multiple children who were deservedly seen as soon as humanly possible ahead of anyone else waiting, I saw a woman with a newborn collapse and be given immediate urgent care, I saw the drunk & disorderly given the same care and attention as everyone else...it was no wonder to me that I had to sit and wait.
It took 4 hours, multiple staff members, resources and investigations, and not everyone was on top form, but neither was I at 1.30am - and I wasn’t the one working. At the end I received:
🙏🏼 Advice on what to do next
🙏🏼 No Bills
🙏🏼 No-one asking me for health insurance details
🙏🏼 Reassurance 🙏🏼 No Judgements
🙏🏼 The help I needed
👆🏼That is why I‘m proud to work for the #NHS
👆🏼That is why we have one of, if not THE, greatest healthcare system in the world.
👆🏼That is why people who complain about the NHS and “poor service” need to GET REAL. if you want better, pay higher taxes to resource it better, fight for better wages for the staff working day and night to make it the best it can be.
It’s not perfect but it’s doing a damn great job. #ThankYou to the #doctors #nurses, and other health professionals who work around the clock to provide a service that is simply #invaluable and unparalleled around the world. #SaveOurNHS
*BOP COSTUME COMPETITION WINNERS* 🎉🥂💃🏼 Congrats to @oli.brandon_ for her iconic portrayal of Darla from Finding Nemo, and special mentions to @tasnimwoohoo, Ryan Purdey and @rjlea for their fab costumes too 👯♀️🕺🏻❤️ Freshers’ Fortnight is now over 😭😭😭 we’re not crying ur crying 😭😭😭 #youhaventseenthelastofus #NHSeshedOut
LIFE GOES ON ➡️ Here's a photo taken in early June, during a glorious heatwave that now feels so long ago. Just after the Rockabilly Rave I found out I was pregnant. Yesterday was the day I'd been longing to arrive: 13 weeks. But sadly I've spent the last 2.5 weeks having a really painful miscarriage. It's been awful, both physically and emotionally draining. We spent last weekend in hospital after I'd started having serious pain and losing too much blood. I'll spare you the details and just describe it as something out of a horror film. (Barrow hospital were brilliant, the staff could not have taken better care of us). Now that it is finally over and we can start to move on with our lives I am taking comfort in thinking Seb our greyhound will be having a snooze up there with our little ones (I had a miscarriage in February also) and our newly adopted greyhound girl Belle has come to take care of Sam and me.
An article I read yesterday on www.independent.co.uk entitled 'Miscarriage: The Loneliest Grief of All' summarised how taboo this subject still is, even though it affects 1 in every 6 pregnancies. 'Our society conspires to render miscarriage invisible. There is an unwritten rule that a woman should never announce her pregnancy until she reaches 3 months "just in case". Who is this helping The 1st trimester is when a woman does the work of creating the baby. Every organ in the baby's body is formed, and the mother experiences worse fatigue and nausea than at any other point of gestation... How can they begin to explain that they are mourning the loss of something whose existence was kept secret in the first place'. I wouldn't wish this experience on anyone, but sadly it does happen to so many. I've been doing my best to talk about how I feel, both with Sam, my family and friends. It's definitely not something to bottle up inside, if you've been through it too I send you all my love ❤️
Can only praise the NHS for the help we’ve had during this pregnancy & after. Now receiving care under the CONI scheme (care of next infant) and seeing my midwife & health visitor weekly. Since Monday Jack has gained 8oz! Not saying it’s not tough but so far we are all doing good! #coni #rainbowbaby #sidsawareness #childloss #newborn #nhs #saveournhs
Why the NHS has no hope We are a nation of fat bastards because this is what's on offer in petrol stations. Not only have companies like BP pollutes our oceans with oil they encourage the use of plastic bottles with God knows how much sugar in to continue the job and make us all need to buy new trousers. #obesitycrisis #saveournhs #petrolstationforecourt
Loads of great convos with #Ealing residents about changing #NHS contracts, petition fattening up nicely! #ESON #SaveOurNHS
I read 3 books this week and this (This Is Going To Hurt by @amateuradam ) was by far the best, the other 2 were great holiday reads but this was something else and really made me think (as well as laugh and even cry a little bit!) It was hilarious and heartbreaking, shocking and sad. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but it was brilliant. I laughed every time I read it but with the painfully funny highs also came some painfully sad lows. A book everyone should read (unless you are pregnant then you may want to wait a while!) #adamkay #thisisgoingtohurt #saveournhs #supportjuniordoctors