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59 minutes ago, Banker said:

Some of above examples are why I have continued private health care although thankfully not used for 5 years for wife. If I need a hip or specialist treatment I can get quickly & with access to best hospital 

Well good for you. 

Too bad it sucks for people who cannot afford private health insurance. I suppose you think people choose to work in low-paying jobs, never mind the fact that if people didn't work low-paying jobs, your local Shoprite's shelves would be empty and your Tesco delivery order would never arrive. And that's just the tip of the inequity iceberg.

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12 minutes ago, Zarley said:

Well good for you. 

Too bad it sucks for people who cannot afford private health insurance. I suppose you think people choose to work in low-paying jobs, never mind the fact that if people didn't work low-paying jobs, your local Shoprite's shelves would be empty and your Tesco delivery order would never arrive. And that's just the tip of the inequity iceberg.

No I don’t think people choose low paying jobs & never suggested anything of the sort, your comments are typical of those who can’t stand people who have something they don’t!!

I said in this same thread that NI should be raised for high earners which will hopefully benefit low earners!

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Those adverts after the news about Manx Care wanting to recruit unpaid volunteers to be patient /services user representatives.

There are many lay people with little or no experience of health  / social care on boards and committees on the island at great expense, some earning hundred of pounds a month plus travelling expenses. Some even from off the island.!

If Manx Care are serious about building services around patients, their needs and experiences etc then what don't they pay representatives similar amounts who could potentially add so much more value and insights to what really happens.

Seems a bit the wrong way round to me.

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3 hours ago, Moghrey Mie said:

According to some surveys the UK is 40,000 doctors short. For too long we have relied on importing them from other countries. Time to train some of our own.

About that...

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/aug/10/medical-students-in-england-to-be-offered-compensation-if-they-move-to-a-different-school

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3 hours ago, Moghrey Mie said:

According to some surveys the UK is 40,000 doctors short. For too long we have relied on importing them from other countries. Time to train some of our own.

Lob in some dentists too. Apparently we've only got 4.73 NHS dentists now.

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