Category Archives: NHS

HR and the decline of empathy

I wrote to my HR department to tell them I had had some emergency treatment. What I got back surprised me, an admission that they knew nothing about it – contractual sickness terms  –  and a sign off that reads … Continue reading

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We don’t know how lucky we are!

I have just come out of hospital. I was admitted on Monday afternoon, had a three hour operation under general anaesthetic on Tuesday morning and left at Wednesday lunchtime. Had I not had the services of the NHS, I could … Continue reading

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NHS pensions are damaging the NHS – a doctor writes

    This article is by Dr Nitin Arora I asked to publish it as I have followed his work on twitter to help pension professionals understand the current problems facing members of the NHS pension scheme. As I have … Continue reading

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Affordability – is the NHS pricing people out of its pension scheme?

  Perhaps we are getting a little complacent about opt-outs? The FT has published research showing that opt-outs from the NHS pension scheme are running at 5 times the rate of opt-outs from the Local Government Scheme. When I first … Continue reading

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