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One man’s online politics is another man’s poison | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian
As a recovering techno-utopian, I still celebrate the empowering aspect of the internet – the way it can give everyone a voice and a platform for their views. But when viewed from inside my “liberal” filter bubble, I am also distressed by the nastiness, untruthfulness and cant that flooded on to the net during the Brexit and US presidential campaigns. I see this abusive torrent as confirming my view that the technology holds up a mirror to human nature and that much of what we see reflected in it is appalling.

One man who feels this sharply is the Harvard scholar Yochai Benkler. His landmark 2006 book The Wealth of Networks celebrated the democratising power of the internet. But his research on the 2016 election campaign confronted him with an uncomfortable truth. “An important part of what happened in this election,” he said afterwards to the New York Times, “is that a marginalised community, with views that were generally excluded, forced their way into the mainstream.”
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3 days ago by juliusbeezer
Answer Sheets - BubbleScan
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4 days ago by neerajsinghvns
Jeremy Hunt considers barring walk-in patients from A&E | Society | The Guardian
“We know that the main issue contributing to pressures in A&E is not inappropriate attendance, but a lack of hospital beds, and a lack of the community support services patients need when they are discharged, so they end up staying in hospital for longer than they needed to.” [...] She added: “Maybe a pilot will identify some good ways of reducing genuinely inappropriate use of A&E, but that this idea is even circulating speaks volumes about the consequences of the government’s decision to underfund the NHS. The chancellor must take note, and respond in his budget next month.”
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4 days ago by asterisk2a
NHS operations could be cancelled for months this winter, senior medics warn
"If, as we expect, we see a flu outbreak, I think the NHS - in terms of both beds and clinical staff - will break far worse than last year and elective activity will almost certainly cease for several months." [...] Meanwhile, leaked documents seen by Health Service Journal suggest that an NHS trust with a history of high death rates agreed savings plans, despite warnings from its then finance director that doing so could threaten patient safety.
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5 days ago by asterisk2a
Falling number of nurses in the NHS paints a worrying picture | The King's Fund
Similar recruitment and retention problems have arisen with GPs, but here, interestingly, the government is intending to pull the international recruitment lever with a vengeance. Time will tell how successful this will be in the current environment: the plan is to attract at least some of these from other EU countries and as the nursing numbers show us, the UK is no longer quite so attractive a destination for clinical staff for obvious reasons.

At a deeper level, Brexit has again exposed the fragility of NHS workforce planning. This may be most immediate for nursing but the need for an integrated short and long-term plan for the NHS workforce long precedes Brexit. After all, there will be little point in giving the NHS its (disputed) extra £350 million a week if there are no staff to spend it on.
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5 days ago by asterisk2a
Homes are not assets to be passed on to children, says minister | Society | The Guardian
houses became a mini-social welfare net among families. and a helping hand in social/income mobility for those benefiting/children and children children. // also current gen funding elderly care have less wage, less money (inflation), less prospects, no mobility, student debt, and high rents.
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5 days ago by asterisk2a
Scottish GPs to access NHS-run 'treatment rooms' for procedural tasks | News Article | Pulse Today
treatment rooms = sickcare rooms - are they opening up extra clinics for diabetes CVD obesity and other chronic conditions? putting it out of GP services, but they are still there. &! GPs in Scotland will have access to prescribing and treatment room services and a chronic disease monitoring team to reduce their workload under plans being drawn up as part of the new contract. /... but have to
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6 days ago by asterisk2a
Council and NHS in £19.5m funding row over patients staying in hospital too long - Stoke Sentinel
[first NHS Councils blame each other for little progress, now NHS Department withholding funds bc no progress from Council ] But now NHS England is threatening to withhold the cash (one tranche from the Better Care Fund) because the authority is failing to reduce its bed-blocking figures by ensuring care packages are in place. Council leaders say the target – cutting social care-related delayed transfers of care by two-thirds in eight weeks – was unrealistic and set at ‘extremely short notice’. Now they are lobbying the Government on the issue, and working with the local NHS to find alternative ways of paying for the affected services. It comes after the council had to make cuts in areas such as drug and alcohol services after the NHS withdrew £15 million last year.
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7 days ago by asterisk2a
'High risk' of NHS Tayside failing to balance budget - BBC News
NHS Tayside delivered £45.5m in efficiency savings in 2016/17, nearly double the savings of the previous year.
However, the auditor general said that was still £1.3m below target.
The main overspends last year were on workforce, prescribing costs, and clinical supplies.
NHS Tayside chief executive Lesley McLay said the board was "actively addressing" its issues. &! https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/scotland/nhs-tayside-faces-extremely-challenging-position-of-50m-funding-gap/ &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-38330662 - NHS Tayside must save £214m over next five years
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7 days ago by asterisk2a
aslanyanhaik/Quick-Chat: Real time chat app written in Swift 3 using Firebase
Quick-Chat - Real time chat app written in Swift 3 using Firebase
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7 days ago by parabola
NHS future precarious, says regulator - BBC News
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the health system is "straining at the seams" and faces a "precarious" future.
The England's regulator's annual report raised concerns about staff shortages, rising demand and the number of patients with preventable illnesses. It said so far the quality of NHS and council care has been maintained but warned standards were likely to drop. //>> GPs not focused to reverse diet lifestyle diesease. // "We are going to see a fall in the quality of services that are offered to people and that may mean that the safety of some people is compromised,"
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7 days ago by asterisk2a
At last, we seem to be awakening from the bad dream of “tick-box medicine”
Doctors allowed themselves to be reduced to automatons. [...] NICE has recently changed the rubric that prefaces its guidelines, stressing that they are not mandatory and that they must be tailored to each individual patient. This would once simply have been good practice. That it has become necessary for NICE to spell it out shows just how far the profession has been degraded by the tick-box culture. [...] reduced to automatons, and their patients to pill-swallowing machines.
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