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Fresh "NHS" from Dean Richards' Sunday Morning
"20 And stop and go traffic on 80 westbound between Brig Street and the display NHS River Bridge because of road construction there, the roadway being reduced one lane. The forecast from the W G in Chicago Weather Center meteorologist Mike Hammer Nick the Heat and humidity will continue to build today a mix of clouds and sun high of 91 degrees. But when you factor in the humidity, it's going to feel more like 93 to 97 later today, south winds tend to 22 miles per hour. Tonight Partly cloudy, warm and muggy, scattered storms likely about 60% coverage on those storms here. The storms could produce some gusty winds, as well as heavy downpours. 73 for the low for tomorrow warm and very humid around, or two of thunderstorms High of 89 On Tuesday. Partly sunny, much lower humidity high of 85 mics of clouds and sun comfortable on Wednesday with the hive 86 Thursday a chance of rain returns. I have 86 from the WG and Weather Center. My camera Nick Washington, D C. Police still have no motive. Following a mass shooting early this morning, 20 people were shot at a block party attended by hundreds. One of the victims. A 17 year old.
Fresh "NHS" from Dean Richards' Sunday Morning
"Health Care's total joint Basement program in seven's Your Pain in no time. Learn more at n ch dot org's slash joint. Problems on the Dan Ryan and accident, blocking the left lane in the local lanes of the Ryan inbound at the Stevenson also a stop and go traffic on the Ryan inbound between 35th Street and the burn interchange. 25 minutes from I 95th to downtown stop and go traffic on the Kennedy and bound between division and the Burn interchange, 25 minutes from O'Hare into downtown Watch for an accident in Oakland and 95th and Cicero, also an accident in Gray's Lake, US 45 at Belvidere Road and Route 1 20 And stop and go traffic on 80 westbound between Brig Street and the display NHS River Bridge because of road construction there, the roadway being reduced one lane. The forecast from the W G in Chicago Weather Center meteorologist Mike Hammer Nick the Heat and humidity will continue to build today a mix of clouds and sun.
Fresh "NHS" from WBBM Programming
"Bears. Rick Greg is ready, or 7 81 5.9 FM Baby news time. 9 18 Traffic weather together on the teachers of the rolls, and the roads are looking pretty good, especially on the Eden. No problems or delays to report the Kennedy You've got just the roadwork that's still going on and for another less than hour, And that's an exit to Nagel and the accident entrance to Lawrence. That's close until tell'em. The answers from Harlem is also closed till 10. Outbound. It's slowing down right around Irving Park s. So keep that in mind. Express lanes are going well. Eight minutes. Inbound Eisenhower inbound. You've got the ramp to the outbound candy closed until October. Outbound. It's delay free. Stevenson is looking good as well as the 55 will county. The Dan Ryan just going down right around Roosevelt. You've got the right lane closed from statements in the Roosevelt till mid September, but no real delays. Outbound is good at 57. The Bishop Ford and likes your driver all moving well, the tolls are looking good, except for a little problem spot right on 80 westbound slowing down right before Richard Street to display NHS River Bridge, and that's because two right lanes are closed. Until Monday. 5 a.m. But the detour is posted. Also 80 94 westbound. You've got the left lane clothes from central to I 65. And that goes on till August 20th. The rest of the roads in northwest Indiana. Looking great. The next draft report it's 9 28 on NewsRadio, 7 80 in one of 5.9 of them.
Fresh "NHS" from WBBM Programming
"Teaching the kids were working from home. Just ask you're smart speaker to play double BBM news radio. Wcbm news time. 808 traffic and weather together on the eights. And here's Effie Ralph Rob. So far, we are off to a quiet morning in terms of being accident free. But before we get to the road, Sita there they're having significant delays on the London bound Purple. And Dempster, Skokie bound yellow trains, and that's standing at Howard due to heavy train traffic, and the crews are working to restore service. But the Eaton's is good in both directions. The Kennedy is looking great. We do have roadwork inbound exit to Nagel and the exit and entrance to Lawrence or close until 10 a.m. The entries from Harlem. It's closed until 10 a.m. is well, outbound. It's still a free the express lanes and bound rolling well, the Eisenhower's looking great in both directions as the Stevenson delay free out of divide the will County It's good Van Ryan. You've got roadwork in the right lane. That's inbound. And that's from Roosevelt to the Stevenson and that's through mid September. Outbound is clear. 57 Bishop forward moving well lecture Dr DeLay free. And on terms of the road to the the Tollway's. The only problem you have is 80 westbound. It's a little slow at Richard Street, and that's due to roadwork in the two right lanes from Richard's to display NHS River Bridge Until Monday, 5 a.m. The detour is.
Fresh "NHS" from WBBM Programming
"The home of the Bears, right, Greg is ready or 7 81 5.9 FM probably be viewed news time. 7 48 together on the answers every roll. We're good on the Edens in both directions, Kennedy Inbound wrote working the two right lanes from Cumberland to the Edens expresses close until 8 a.m. exit to Nagel is closed until 10 a.m. and the accident entrance toe Lawrence's close until 10 a.m. as well and include thie entrance from Harlem. It's closed until 10 AM, and that's all Kennedy and bound. The outbound You're looking good express lanes are inbound and rolling smoothly. The Eisenhower's great right now in both directions, outbound You do have the Ida B. Wells westbound. It's close to the candy Dan Ryan exit, and that's for a few more minutes until a m. The detour is posted. You should be able to use lower Wacker Drive. Azan Alternate. Stevenson is good in both directions. Dan Ryan, 57 Bishop Ford Lakeshore Drive Ball rolling. Well, the Ah tollways looking good. You do have a little roadwork popping up, especially on I 80 westbound. That's slowing things out right around Richard Street. To display NHS River Bridge, and that's because the two left lanes or the two right lanes are closed. And that's through Monday 5 a.m. But the detour is posted and northwest Indiana right now it's looking good you next draft report is at 7 58 on NewsRadio 7 81 of 5.9 FM Sunny skies around town Ha Today of 92.
Britain pays tribute to National Health Service on 72nd Birthday.
"People across the UK joined in a round of applause on Sunday to mark the seventy second anniversary of the free to use National Health Service one of the country's most cherished institutions, the reverence with which it is held has been bolstered this year during what is being Europe's deadliest corona virus outbreaks though the UK as a whole has a confirmed virus death toll of forty, four, thousand, two, hundred, twenty, the third highest in the world behind the United States and Brazil the chess and everyone who works within it in whatever capacity have been lauded for their work and care. Created by the Labor government after World War Two, in nineteen, forty, eight by bringing together the nation's disparate health institutions, the NHS's founding principles have never changed funded by everyone through the tax system. It provides free healthcare to any UK resident when needed. Prince Charles said the NHS that been through the most testing time in its history, and it was right for the whole country to come together to pay tribute to everyone who works within it after coming down with corona virus himself and spending three nights in intensive care Prime Minister Boris. Johnson credited NHS workers with saving his life, and his insisted it get whatever resources it needs. The main Labour Party opposition said the NHS has been starved of funding for the past decade during the government's austerity drive. Overnight many of the country's major sites, including the houses of parliament and the arch at Wembley, stadium England's National Soccer Stadium lit up in blue to remember all those who died during the pandemic. And before the weekend, soccer matches, players joined in with a round of applause.
There Is Sound In Space, Thanks To Gravitational Waves
"Technically a vacuum space nonetheless contains energetic charged particles, which are continually tossed to and fro by the motion of plasma waves, and like a roaring ocean surf, these plasma waves create a musical chorus author one. As the spacecraft encounters one of these waves sensors can be used to record the changes in the frequency of the electric and magnetic fields, scientists then shift the frequencies to the audible range, and we can actually listen to the eerie sounds of space out beyond the plasma sphere where plasma is relatively warm, waves create chirps like a flock of noisy birds. Other waves travelling closer to earth where the plasma is much, colder may sound more like radio static the energetic. NHS literally whistle while they work by listening to these sounds, scientists can determine how these waves and particles interact and learn how to protect our satellites and telecommunications in space
Interview With Javier Mercedes About How He Uses Social Media Services
"A lot of people have our by to tweet. They might do a facebook. FACEBOOK post, or they might just do it. All and I was really interested in talking to somebody. Who Does it all from podcasting blogging? Flocking Patriot on going live you name it. Harvey Mercedes is here with us from Austin and heavier. Does it all tell everybody about yourself up here I? My main platform is youtube I'm a video tech to`real youtuber and a gear reviewer on Youtube so. If you were to symbol across a lot of my content, it centers around filmmaking video podcasting and. Just gear reviews and other things of that nature teaching people how to make better videos and better video podcasts. But I, think you found that just putting in video up is not enough, and you've got to let people know, and it sounds like you work every other avenue to get the word out correct. This is true you can have the best content and word of mouth is great, but it's half the battle and I would say almost seventy five percent of the battle is marketing in order to do that effectively. You have to be on all those channels. How often do you blog? For the most part it's exactly whenever I was coming out with PODCASTS I try and have. one particular topic or guests that I'm talking to a week, and then distilling down the things that I learned in terms of that podcast and creating the micro content around that of all the obviously the whole goal of everything you're doing is to drive traffic to Youtube, so which vehicle is generally the most effective for for found a multiple Avenues in each one at right now I've been doing this for about two and a half years to three years like all in In terms of growing youtube channel, and knowing what it means to be a content creator online. And I think. What I've learned is that some ways are better than others. There's other there's some episodes. Save for my podcast. That will do amazing on facebook. Because of a specific kind of highlight reel that I made I interviewed to Olympia Nhs in for some reason. I made a highlight reel of those Olympians doing saying some amazing stuff, but then also put it with some roll of them, actually doing their thing, and it was shared out by a whole bunch of people in facebook drove a lot of traffic from that The other example that I just said was seventy. Five hard is specifically linked to my own website, so that's driving traffic into. Everything that I'm doing on my website. Heavier was I know there's so many places where people can find you. Let's give him one so if they want to read more about you, it's heavier Mercedes. Dot Com! Yeah, yeah, just, or you can look Havi, Mercedes. That's J. A.. V. E. R. Mercedes just like the car on Youtube If you have any questions for me, find me on twitter at Jefferson Graham and I think it's at hobby are Mercedes on twitter correct on all the social places. It's hoppy Mercedes X..
What is Patoshi?
"This week's episode relates to some events regarding some bitcoins that were mind very early on in bitcoins. Lifetime in fact it was so early that it was a time when there weren't that many miners besides the Toshi but before we get to the recent events let's talk about something else called Potosi which you discovered. Can you explain what Pluto she is? Yes to cry Potosi. I just would like to go back in time to to the time. I I did this search and this was two thousand and thirteen and I have been working like a year. A strengthening the security of the beacon core working with the the the quarterback trying to find vulnerabilities. And I didn't know anybody going in between those times so I I wanted to make sure that you know what happened on the first years of Bitcoin That were transparent and it was very very few information about that so I just thought that what would Sadashiv have done? I mean he would have used CAS computer to mind bitcoins. And he would HAP- kept his computer on for. You know the time it needs until the network was Maastricht and if you take a look at the very few first hours of the bitcoin network and and you say okay this might be Satochi Right. Because he just launch network. He wants everyone to join so he's running note to enable all the other people to connect but if if you take the hash rate in the very first hours of Bitcoin and you extrapolate that for the whole first year you realize that it's highly probable that Toshi collected twenty two thousand coins right and I said these. Bitcoin Talk Forum and I was heavily criticized because the and rarity of Bitcoin. A it's like kind of says at Cisco she was kind of a fully Trista Guy. He didn't want money for because money's rated with bags and bugs are related with power and we are trying to be completely new centralized system financial system so I was heavily criticised. And say say okay. Let's try to find proof of this. Let's try to find some evidence of this because for me it was something very you know what she would have done. And so I. I went to the first Version of their bitcoin. Core CISCO DID Dot Thuan and I found out there was the floor and to explain this flow. I have to explain a little bit. About the technical part of beacon combining so there is when you implement announced value. And when you run out of space when when these Knows wraps around you have to increments something else and is something else called the extra notes so the speed of this extra nuns and the speed of the nuns is related to the computer using for mining. If you are a fuss computer you get a foster increment. The extra and what I found was that the astronauts counter was not reset Atari block so it was running a counter to kept running so in a sense every block a minor produces it stamped with are kind of a real time clock that identifies the speed of his computer. So I plotted this on a very simple graph like having the x axis the block numbers and the access the extra NHS and a very very interesting pardon papa and despite perfectly separates the differ minors at a different times. Because each of these miners Casa Clear. Line a clear slope on this graph so. I said okay. This is all I mean this. This graph describes everything so I published decent my blog and I had like thirty thousand visits in a couple of days. And so I I those times The whole community was about thirty thousand people so I think that looked at graph and the other interesting discovery of this graph is that Satochi spent almost no none of discounts like spent like forty bitcoins in the whole first year Probably in time and the amount of money the the value of those because whereas of five dollars so clearly there was two discoveries. One was this pattern that I try to correlate with Sushi and the other was that this person or group of the mining Had A complete confidence in the system he had never sold. He never sold Discount after a few tries a few tries so this was kind of a shock for the market and and the price of bitcoin actually went top because of this like fifteen percent. So I think that's a very very good for the community and and showed some transparency that was missing and I call this Potosi because we don't know if xactly set Oshii we can argue we can have our guest that this was socially but really we don't really know for sure that if this minor was social and at one thing that I wanted to understand because I wasn't fully sure I understood it. From looking at the graph. It essentially looks almost like Saito or Potosi was mining faster but is that possible or simply just that those Potosi minor was renting the extra nonce more quickly between blocks or something is that what was going on. I wasn't sure exactly why the that's correct. A it turns out when I saw the graph of the same you. Did you realize that seems to be faster on any other computer and that is kind of suspicious so I try to dig deeper into this and I found that what was triggering was making these Dismounts extra knows England foster. It was that the nonce was being incremented in a shorter space. Like about one fifth of the space that any other mining minor was was using. So if you reduce the range that you Increment in the nonce. Then you will end up increment index foster so what we see in the graph East essentially a probably a normal computer and he just stand this up because other watermark in these blocks and the exist of this other watermark is in fact a confirmation that the first potter is actually something very very particular for for a very specific minor.
My Birthing Story
"Hello and thank you so much for tuning into food for thought. A podcast on a mission to equip. P with all the evidence based advice that you need to live and breathe a healthy lifestyle. I'm Ran Lambert registered nutritionist bestselling author of re. Norwich a simple way to eat well and founder of retraction London's leading private nutrition clinic in each episode. I'll be joined by special guests. All of whom can be considered authoritative voices. In health. Said that together we can learn fact from fiction and empower the healthiest and happiest versions of ourselves with trusted expert advice. It's no secret that childbirth is tough but the reality of what follows is ready discussed. I guess you could say shrouded mystery while not buffs are the same. I want to use my story to exactly what happens. Hannah in the hope that this will empower others with the truth and to encourage conversation. This is a deeply pass thing for me to do. And in the absence of any education about the whole process and knowledge. I feel the all too. Many women just aren't capable of making informed decisions or even trusting that own bodies. I must also add a note that this episode contains some graphic by references. May Be triggering for some of you so please do make your own judgment switch off at any time will come back to it at a later date. So this week's we've thought as I've said explode my buff story with Midwife and author Marie Louise also known as the modern midwife. Marie hello how are you I? I'm very well. I can't front cute enough for festivals speaking to me before we even decided to record this podcast because you have very very reassuring on the fire goods. No it's it's always good to have a little chat. I think the full hand when it comes to anything rather than just token blindly so is more difficult. I think so. I'm really glad that I could help in some way. And of course massive congratulations. He is beautiful. I still instagram quiet. Law to see you all thank you. I obviously so good to have someone is qualified as ye to help me with this. Poke cost recording. Because it's I've never ever recorded something site. Postional wrist I think it might highlife Marie so as much as we are having the time of our lives. I think giving birth in pandemic wasn't really anything I ever thought would happen. Another time disguised said quickly in my buff definitely didn't go the way I want it to and as I told you I wanted a home. Birth and now was wearing a more. Grating Fair future couldn't be more different. Yeah no it definitely didn't mice to stuff the ice daunted website for our listeners. If we start with how I think I. I started learning about childbirth from anti-nato causes and hidden above thing My husband and I did together. Let's just explain for everyone what is hidden above thing and why commended by the NHS yes so nhs. I'm so pleased that how much. Nhs on now supporting hit nothing on how we all taking a tongue relate to return to our midwifery heritage as I say out knowledge of of the busing day and pregnancy. So hit me. Thing is a set of mind management tools It's not logical approach to pregnancy bath and say the patient to pair. It that utilizes evidence. So you when you take a hit nothing cools you off just learning about hit my best thing you learning about your pregnancy as well as a form of NATO education and the the number one thing that I way start with in hip knee buffing is fed dumping. I'm releasing that fair because of what we understand about bus. It comes from the media. That is not an accurate reflection of how bus looks or even how ship Nick. Yeah I mean I think the reason I fell in love with it is I did find it. Completely empowering in fact it was the hidden a the course that made me originally want to have. It didn't happen to me but the home breath really educated me. I felt on on tapping into that. Not Trudeau spat. Which like you say. All I'd ever known pop from from my friends stories was TV dramas while a woman is on a bed. Screaming like the loudest scream. You can imagine in everyone's running around mad yes So so with the best evidence that we actually have shows that home bath full healthy low risk women actually means less intervention. I'm better outcomes and that could both first time MOMS MOMS have babies before so actually hung breath. It pays to be safer for older women. I guess some this is the best. I've been half dreading but half looking forward to it. It's talking openly about about something pass. No so I focus the spy Tonight's by can three this before with Mary and the reason again. The I'm sharing. This is just to let you all know that it's okay when things don't go to plan and our had quite naively thought I'm fit I'm healthy everything. Just go to plan which. I'm sure I'm not the anyone had that communist conception but I guess my best story knots in my fourth week. 'cause I was the last one in my anti-nato group to you getting this from Afrin find shot is today. They Braxton Hicks is that a contract. You know everything. Yes exactly the pressure. It just starts mounting doesn't I joked with women and I say you you need some of at pass into their with all of the inquiry's you've got up an additional amount that have you. Have you had your baby doe callers something because I think you'll find is when you get that point? You feel a huge. You're in some sort of pain. You've got loads of weird is that everyone. Yeah me because of course IT CORONA VIRUS. Everything was different. I'd already been told the amazing midwife the I was very lucky I saw the same lovely go holly throughout the initial stages and she even while I was really lucky I think. Current virus helped with that because they want to minimize the exposure. I guess to multiple people so I was. You had real continuity. That's so good. Yeah that made me confident. I really wanted her. Ideally at the Home Beth at happened that I was told that if I'd gone into Labor the weekend basically I couldn't have a home birth anyway and the situation could change daily with coronavirus so one day. The shortage of ambulances. I may not bab half that Beth. Anyway in we'll the whole kit had a birth Paul. Hi I'd set the lounge up everything. Oh and I think we'll start talking about sweeps. So I mean I had what? They called an unsuccessful. Sweep a my chief week and then again in week forty one so how often Maria babies actually come on time. And what is the sweep people listening so Babies actually the the percentage of babies out she come on today's days between three to five percent a note very funny you question directly and as we know a due date is just a window of time so it's the normal pregnant say is often debated and not agreed globally to start with and various different experts. Do say different things about what they believed to be acceptable however in the UK. We say between suchy seven weeks to forty two weeks. So that's a whole five week window. So so babies come any any time. And we do get fixated. Naturally we get fixated on on this Judeh because that's the date that we think given however is completely normal to go over. J. is completely normal to have a baby at fifty seven weeks. That is still very much in the window of nomads. And I think a soon as you've hit the faulty week Ma. Everyone's like okay. We'll that's the date you'll have your baby. Wh What's going on you and as ingrained narrative that something's not right because you haven't had your baby yet but actually that is completely incorrect is very very normal to go. The Jay and in fact eighty percent of FUSS TIME. Mums do go. The J. So sweet is a midwife. It can be done in a clinical area so it can be what you would normally have. You Answer Nate's appointments or it can be done at high Midwife is coming out to see because although it's a form of intervention still is not a a form of medical intervention so we're only using things as opposed to drugs
Providing PPE and Getting It Right
"This is the biggest ever ramp-up of volume I've ever seen in wickedness. So simple again the right stuff to the right place to the conditions on the front line. We've never seen anything like it. We've redeemed with huge volumes requirements. That rapidly ramped up at the same time. Pp's required all over the world. Which is all you know. Hundreds of other challenges and this is where a local supply base is really helped his. Estan moving along with the same time we've seen tremendous innovation ready for the while supply base. We've got people come into US offering to offer new solutions. You know some of these items would used in great volumes to follow so the way in which we've done in the past we try to encourage business but this has this has made things have been more fine bit more than this shown supplies wildly. You can't do business with us. Is just how to do how to do more quickly to get a foot in the door. So the the opportunities of that full Famo- business ongoing I think the challenges is currently a salads markets. We're experiencing higher prices that we've paid before where we're having to go. Nutri globally to get some of the stuff we need. While industry stepped up to the plate on the number of items but when the dust settles and business becomes more business as usual will come back into the normal game of competition and what we want to try and find his way of help in while supplies maintain the photo. That you've got will be other people out there who businesses. Well these all of us you know government legislators acumen and the whole of the the public sector eighty two the by to agree why is required in by Welsh on Ford P Phillips. I'm the director of the surgical materials testing laboratory. We based in Princess of Wales Hospital in Regent. We've been around for forty years in one form or another. We provide testing of medical devices to wash. Nhs UNTO particularly twelve procurement. All the gloves that we you've let us in ways if you're an each workup will would have come through all the Bodry to make sure that they comply with European standards and we provide technical advice to procurement on what of Standards and regulations. They should be applying. We've been I would say Cinderella Service Fall of almost Mike Korea. We've sort of come to prominence in the in the last four six weeks because everybody's looking test data and regulation of devices and P. P. E. We rapidly together a team from within. Sm T. L. who are good about five or six. I work in every day and we put an extra people in as required on are not just from ourselves. By the way from health technology ways in seed and some consultancies as well and we are screening all the certification that comes through to Graham's team so the life sciences had screen the the the initial a trench teen than deal with those who seem a promising and then we actually look in detail at the tickets that they've applied in the test ripples so we talked in broad terms about the demands on Industry. What about the role of Life Scientists Have Wales Shutting Matthew in the head of industry? Engagement at the hub explains now role is to support the acceleration on the development and adoption of innovative solutions for better health and well being of our nation sent more recently we during the Kovac nineteen outbreak. We've held a slightly different role. This road has certainly demonstrated to us the breadth of support that is out there across the nation of people wanting to to help in this very very difficult and challenging time. It's demonstrated in over fifteen hundred responses through the portal of organizations and people wanting to support this very difficult time and help the deliver the right products at the right time. Companies thought have fulfilled. The criteria are informed that they have been referred from the life sciences onto the various buying partners of which they're all a number so industry. Whales plays a an excellent part in this We've managed to forward offers people wanting to help with producing gowns so textile -tunities people have come forward offering manufacturing space. An all of those referrals have been sent on to the appropriate people. Those that have not fulfilled the criteria. Have all been sent a message explaining why they haven't fulfilled the criteria and given the opportunity to reconsider their application and then if they then are able to fulfill the criteria then they're referred back to the appropriate person. Fifteen hundred sounds a lot. So how do we get from an inquiry that looks promising to position of an individual being able to make a valuable contribution to the NHS? He is Greg Davis take A fluid resistant gowns. That we've been we've been buying. We've got a couple of enquiries one came to interact one came through the life sciences portal. We've got help from whilst governments. You Know Industry Wales Economy Industry. A to this applies to products the prototype. You need to get him. Certified and tested and peach symbol. Do the the checks on the patient. Testing eight mentioned it without doubt. We are using them more than we have before at too rapid pace. And they've done a great job. You know trump health but trying to help while supply base direct people to ask them. And then who would this lots of questions year round having certification? Should you have said indication what to see me mocking me? So just explain exactly what the requirements should be able to ultimately clegson old if a p any just wells some of the things that people think was p p such as the surgical face masks which are commonly known as type. Two all masks are actually medical devices other types of mosques are PPI respirate the mosques f. f. p. threes and then hand Gel Bigly using a commander and the sites so we have three sets of regulations. Medical device regulations P. personal protective equipment regulations and by your side regulations. And it depends what you're trying to sell to the NHS which set of regulations you need to comply with alongside the regulations. We have standards the type to our master mentioned. It's a medical device in the NHL. If you WANNA sell us a mosque like that you have to comply with the European standard. Which is one four six eight three? And if you sell respirator. That has to comply with E. N. One four nine two. So you have to have two things sorted. You have to have standards compliance which shows the performance of your device and you need to make sure it complies with regulations. That's where the C. E. Mark comes in so medical devices AC- earmarked under the medical device directive or medical device regulations and. It is basically the authority that you're given to sit when you put the C. E. Mark on your product. It means you comply with the essential requirements of that directive.
Will Coronavirus Lead To A Mental Health Crisis?
"I mean that under the moment we're doing things differently because of the epidemic which adds it experts about mental health and all things around the Korean virus epidemic today on Chetan Marjorie Wallace. She's the CEO and founder of Mental Health Charity Sane. We'RE GOING TO BE FINDING OUT. About how the epidemic is affecting those with long term mental health issues around the country. And what saying is doing to support them saying is the Charity Mental Health Charity which I founded over thirty years ago and I found it then because we call it the forgotten illness. I was a journalist. Investigative journalists and DOT DOT com. Nobody was writing about mental health. It was confused with mental handicap and was the care in the community had started but people being thrown out of hospitals onto the streets shop doors and back to families who simply couldn't cope so that was the beginning of sane then then have three aims one was to Actually do research into the causes and better treatments and therapies and we have a research centre in Oxford called the Prince of Wales International Center for Sane Research on the second aim was to continue with campaigning for improved services and fighting and giving some voice to mentally ill people and the third aim was able to immediate help and that we did in the form of a help line was the first mental health helpline which recess up over twenty five years ago For anyone can ring any member of the public when it's who care a family member a professional person or person with any mental condition themselves. So that's what's saying does and our main activity now is of course trying to keep in contact with the people who arrhenius who are becoming more and more desperate. Yes the line that you mentioned that. That's cooled sane line. That's why it isn't it. Yes what are some of the main things that people coming to you with at the moment loneliness and `isolation slightly different things? It's not the sort of isolation were talking about. It's the way of loneliness is pervading their minds and they thought for should go on month after month is becoming something very desperate for some people. There are also calling more about other people because they're very anxious about other people. Thirty percent of our callers are talking about the active suicide steps. Yes incredibly worrying. The reasons for this are partly that people are afraid to seek the help. They all Maybe offered but partly because so much as being withdrawn mean. People are told that their phone calls if they're getting jobs. Don't we can't sold. We're going get counting. That's being postponed that it's been diversion of the mental health nurses and they're very few of them anyway seven thousand acres before the Pandemic they've been called away to deal with covert patients so less more attrition on the Mental Health Services so that the people who really need that kind of contact to sustain them are getting less and less moment that also afraid that their problems are trivial compared with people who are darn to overwhelm the NHS. Now that is a very dangerous situation. That's about physical on this is what's your opinion of the things that are being be blunt and mental health is at the moment. Like for instance of phone calls Video counseling things like that. Well quite a lot of the people who are contacting us are not as happy with video counselling as as they are with face to face encounters or people where they can feel in contact. But what we offer with all callback service. They do appreciate what they won. Called often isn't enough but if they know that someone is thinking about them is going to call them back if they know. They've got a point of contact to their northern his black code that they're suddenly left in the sense of being in Limbo Thought Community. Great Dude and we've been getting incredible tributes from people saying that just knowing that you're there and knowing that you are going to be in touch this is Keeps US going through the day? So that's very very important but of course we can only do so much what we are hoping is that the mental health services will be prepared for this as they as we were and should have been for the pandemic itself and the problem is all the diversion of resources where worried that. They're not going to be there for what is going to be. Possibly an epidemic of people reached a crisis point in mental illness. Do you think this is mental? Health time bomb waiting to happen in terms of present make is we definitely think that we're sitting on a time bomb while we're guessing. Many more people with very very high anxiety mean. Obviously they bring us normally thanks to put Nov anxiety rates are very much higher and also feeling that they have nowhere to turn give. An example of a call came the other day. Those a young woman and she'd been discharged from hospital having attempted suicide and she was told to wait at home for a follow up call from the cat team and then she waited and waited and then they said was cancelled and then she felt she had absolutely no where to go and she didn't want to ring up while the next because she felt her problems with trivial that she was thinking of suicide and blaming herself and yet she was still very very suicidal so she rang ause. Thank heavens she did because we've been able to sustain her and she's more much less suicidal
'Complacent' UK draws global criticism for Covid-19 response
"I don't know what St elect means. Presumably we all live and normal types staying away to danger but if I see you message Novas steel air and you see to me but does that mean I stay at home or no? I can't give you a straight answer to that. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon isn't the only one with criticisms of the leadership in Westminster Increasingly. Ridden is under international scrutiny. In the confused messaging is just the start. Reaction has been pretty confused to this. Emma Duncan is Britain editor so the new slogan is stay alert. The old slogan was stay at home and when you told people to stay at home they knew what to do when you tell people to stay alert. They don't really know what that means. They can't see this fire so they're not really clear what they're staying alert four there's been some actual confusion from the government about some of the loosening. Say for instance. The government was originally sang. The loosening was going to happen two days ago and then that was corrected to happening today. The foreign secretary when describing the restrictions. Goaty wrong about who you could meet and broadly speaking there is kind of worry about how people are supposed to get back to work even if they work safely when schools are still not open. That's not part of this stage of the loosening of lock Dan so there are a lot of questions at there and a lot of criticism particularly from the labor unions. And this isn't the first time the government has come under fire for confused policies or confused communications. Yeah that's absolutely right. There's a lot of criticism of the fact that the government started on a testing program early in March and then discontinued that early to start it up again too late and struggling to get to the position that other countries are in and there's been a lot of criticism of the fact that that has not been enough personal protective equipment particularly for people working in the health services and generally people in vulnerable jobs. And what is the public mate of all this? I mean the prime minister had his own. Cogan scare which calmed the criticism for time. But but broadly what to Britain's think now well? There was a huge band since support for Boris Johnson early on in March and April his popularity rating swords and. That's been true of some other leaders to but since late April they've been sliding again and that's really because of this perception that the government messed up early on because people don't really know what they're supposed to be doing so it's quite interesting is looking at the polls about how. Britain's think that the government has dealt with this crisis compared to other countries and basically Britain's think that we have messed up here. They think that we've done worse than anywhere on the European mainland worse than the Asian countries. And the only country that Britain's generally think they've performed better than is America will butts what's people within Britain think about Britain's response when looking abroad. What about abroad looking at Britain? Do we have a sense for how what's happening here has been perceived? Yes we do and this crisis is not doing burdens international reputation and he goods among Asians flurry on social media from worried parents whose children are studying in Britain. Who wanted to pull them out quickly and on the European mainland particularly web. Britain's reputation is not high at the moment because of Brexit and the handling of the brexit negotiations is been huge amount of unfavorable comments. About this government's failure. There was a German column. That caught my attention saying that. Boris Johnson going into intensive care a metaphor for the nation as a whole entire nation was in intensive care on ventilation and self isolating Which was what Brexit was if you look in America among newspapers like The Washington Post and New York Times there's also quite a bit of criticism so Britain which likes to think of itself as a country with high standing in the world is slipping pretty sharply as a result of its handling of this crisis. And so you genuinely believe goes beyond a bit of editorializing abroad and Britain's general tendency toward self-deprecation chattering classes certainly do have a tendency towards self deprecation. Decline is is a very popular pastime in this country. But we aren't seeing a stamp change in how birth news being talked about and this is feeding into some other difficulties. The country's having so the brexit negotiations are not going to a well it looks increasingly as they. Britain is going to crash out of your with is a deal at the end of the year and has started trade tooks with America. But there's going to be very difficult because there are some tricky issues involved for instance The NHS America wants to be able to sell it. Services and goods to the NHS Burton is very protective increasingly protective about the NHTSA. Having that as part of a trade deal will be tricky. And there's increasing tension between Britain and China and that's not unique to Britain obviously as a lot of criticism of China all over the world that the moment bodies particularly shop in Britain weather's as a faction of the Tory party that is increasingly critical of China and so Britain is looking a little lonelier than it would like to at the moment will just it. I wonder how much that description of the current world order has been changed than by Britain's response to go with nineteen what I think the response does and the reactions to Burton's response. It's made a little harder for Britain to do what it likes to do. In the old cliche punching above it wait Burton's punching below. Its weight at the moment. And that matters gang forwards birth news very keen on it soft power. It likes the idea that it has influence in the world when it comes to pushing agendas like human rights like climate change that it has a seat at the top table. It is listen to great a proportion than its. Gdp or Defense Forces might argue for and that really depends on reputation for competence and good governance and that reputation has taken a bit of an
UK split between two apps
"Is it wonderful too because Britain rolled out his first contact tracing out the old Thursday only all of white but now needs votes in the FTV the NHS is developing a second this time actually using the technology of apple and alphabet's Google which isn't well apparently the first app is based on say rival apps would it mean of that to the U. K. can move forwards in terms of on wanting the lockdown
My favourite tennis match
"We'RE GOING TO BE KICKING OFF. A new series and looking at some of a favor owed time tennis. Matches will also be catchy on the tennis news as well a little bit catch on with the virtual Madrid Open. That's just happened Andy. Bari Packard a virtual school as well as the news. The tennis is actually starting up again in some parts of the world in Germany. But before we get into that Kim how you doing. How is how is lockdown? Treating much the same as last week H. O. By fairly fast actually despite the lack of store which is really weird. I think I've kind of just go used to it now but having said that I did cheat in worship Madrid. I didn't won't should awful. I have to say it was. Radi my cup of tea just kind of saying it on a playstation today. What is g thing? Yeah it was a bit of kind of a completely new scenario new situation and I think it's kind of recognizes that living in these times they can open up new opportunities and of course you know this is one of them in the tennis world and I thought it was kind of really interesting to say I think in terms of what I liked. I absolutely loved the place. Be BUYING INTO IT. And procreating like the war codes Up there that the herbs to the controller I really loved that I'd like pretending to warm up thumbs and I really liked the way that kind of the players go invested in it and we're kind of really enthusiastic about getting creative and and kind of showing it off on on social media See I think that was kind of one of the things I I really liked. I saw I think it was Belinda. Bench really went. Allow it like a tennis gear. As I said could walk up the stairs a yeah just thought it was great to see getting really enthusiastic about it. 'cause we've not seen them on a TV. We're not seeing the you know what she pilots. Whatever as fans over the last few months it's just almost kind of great great to see them again really. Yeah I thought that was. That was good like the best saying the players saying the engage with the wall. I thought bench probably owned that one. I just like the little bits in the corner. We can just see their faces as they're playing. You just want to see their homes in the pack right to see what what. They've gone like their bookshelves or like. I just find it really interesting is like through the Keyhole. But he the past and that is really hyping. The stands framed in the background. Well potentially coming up in this focus on his lovely shorts but no yeah I. I didn't really like actually watching this. Nsa Watch just liked having the players kind of interacting having a bit of a laugh so that was nice to see the thing. This format would. I didn't think I'd want to see this every week. I think it would get a bit repetitive. After a while but I think it was a good kind of one off thing and obviously Andy Murray one that we should give him credit for that because he's now won the tournament on three different surfaces. If you can cool the virtual sphere surface adolphus. The Andy has donated his prize. Money half is going to the NHS and half is Gordon to the players Relief Fund. So it's obviously for Good Kohl's and Kiki burdens won the women's event as well and I think she was actually due to defend. Muhtar to say she has succeeded into that are mixed in our love. I love that idea. She's she's the non virtual virtual back to back very innovative. Double D for a champion. But yeah I think yes kind of great to see I guess. Play his Getting involved I think one of the things that I think they could have done. Better way of is the had this common tree over the top of the of the players. Now I I was kind of the point where I think it's more insightful. And more interesting if you just let the play is very commentary because Y- They are tennis players that professionals at the end of the day you'll be ready. I think what bringing up level is kind of almost kind of getting them to kind of talk about the tactics or you know that sort of that sort of level that sort of layer that. Yeah well my sick on a Royal Corps And it's like if I was doing this show in real life. I would choose to go here because of X. Y. And Said Yeah. It could be more of an educational thing as well I think what I did. I cheat and they lost connection because I was watching on light-years addicts correct show. It was just having to could LE- sort of chats while they were waiting for everything to ten on again. Did you see the I think Diego Schwarzer was best. Play at Deborrah. The savvy FIDO's but due to a weak WIFI CONNECTION. Debry a sorry. Schwartzman had to concede walkway. So I mean I love that idea. The like I think that's going to be one of the VAD. The walkover reasons happens to the best of our good today that like even top tennis players have poor Wi fi and all safely on. La has had a bit of a Jake because he said that Rafa could play because he'd like injured his back reaching for his game controller. Which and everyone believes here. I think I mean I think we believed him as well. As we've always believed tweeted about be cowed they gig for Geria- saw and I thought this this off to the best of the fortunately that was not the case. Rafeh was able to play. But we'll just very gullible but yeah if they're going to do this again like I think it could cost you on. But just every now and again maybe they do in other Walden on like Wimbledon. I different surfaces. I assume this playstation game has all the different surfaces they do girl scout one. Couldn't they maybe federal workup? That yeah that I think it could work. I think it could coexist when the tools get back up and running. I wonder if it's a sort of you know in the in the grounds of the events and you have fans can go line up for like an autograph from players and I wonder whether you could be like. There's a stand somewhere grandson for example. Oh face off against some. I player playing tennis against them. Virtually Sake I could see that happening. I know there are a few comments. The game was almost up to like up to scratch And you know whether it's the improvements to be made with with the game and you know I think I think potentially peop- governing bodies like the ATP liked the W. H. E. A. Maybe they should be looking at partnering with Game's about to really kind of Mak- licensed game like fever. Because I think you know I think this is as you said. This is very new is almost kind of this was a test and you know. I think there is appetite for it but I think there's almost kind of a lot can be done on that so a product side of it. Yeah for sure. I'm sure that's an avenue. They could possibly see going for. It's an yeah I like the idea that you could maybe have a bit of a play on it while you are an event. Perhaps if during a rain delay or something and even on Joe we actually have some real tennis. That's happened this weekend in Germany. It's kind of the first actual players of setback on cool so they've done a little exhibition featuring Dustin Brown and seven other players including randomly the British benign. Yon Shouldn't ski. Who I think is based in Germany. Anyway so yeah. That's been happening this weekend. We'll see JEB. So you fall head of other countries. Getting back to normalcy. So they've been out to do this. Little event Neko blends at the Base Tennis Academy. It's GonNa oversee how necessary health and safety measures in place. So they've obviously not touching hands at the net. They're going to touch rockets instead. There's no ballboys fans line judges. They're obviously doing it. Very watered down version is not for any points or or anything. It's not count I guess. Prize money's involved. So it's I guess aimed at lower ranked players to to kind of keep them earning something during this time and I think it's only for players based within about ninety minutes of the event so it's overseas a very limited
Queen records 'You Are The Champions'
"More in my if they don't need to do is that frontline workers have played in trying to stem the corona virus queen's Roger Taylor says we thought we should do we are the champions and dedicated to the only NHS on the front line workers D. re imagined version of the song is out now all of it done on iPhones Brian may says it is queens way of giving back to be anymore famous we need to use what we have in the in the best possible the song is available now on all streaming and download services proceeds go to the world health organization's fond to find cove in
UK hit hardest of European countries by pandemic
"Good to have you back prime minister I'm you made the important point that we were going to the reasonable worst case of five hundred thousand deaths box well I already charts the death toll in the U. K. is also be the western Europe certainly among western Europe as we head to head into the second phase what lessons have you learned from that seemingly worrying outcome secondly I'm because of the unprecedented help you are giving to struggling individuals and struggling businesses the national debt is rising by hundreds of billions of pounds or what amounts in in peace time how great is that when we all through this crisis you will feel compelled to cut public services and move it back into a new era of austerity okay we'll move for the festival a robin on the UK's international comparison I think is very very important that people should understand that the collating of of data internationally is is the the devil with with with difficulties and comparisons are very very difficult and actually I think that the the only real testing the real combat comparison is getting the complete comparison is going to be possible at the end of the of the epidemic when you look at total excess deaths most Oscar crystal Patrick to say a bit about the actions so the I genuinely think when I look back at what the U. K. who's who's done I think that and and by the way we we we will be putting the lock down it was earlier in the Cup of our epidemic that it was ready to be speaking in in France Italy and Spain I think we did the right measures at the at the right time and don't forget that you know people talk about the difficulties of lock on some very good questions about mental health suicides it's a it's a very very demanding thing to Oscar population to do very tough and so I think it was completely right to make our period of looked down I come inside as far as we possibly could with the peak of the epidemic that Pete as I said just now who's who's passed I do think that broadly speaking you quit learning lessons every day with any lessons every day but I do think that broadly speaking we did the right thing at the right time and you know just you know since you make international comparisons let me remind you that at the time we have to take this very difficult decisions we were looking at a situation in which is seemed a little too plausible the people would not get ventilated bets in the way that was happening in other countries and it seemed really possible the people would not have access to intensive cat as we were seeing happening tragically in some other places around the world and together this country really did come together to protect the the NHS to the tune forced to obey the social distancing rules and and to save lives so overruled either I'm not gonna pretend that we don't listen to them listen everyday quickly than lessons every day but those are the those are the conclusions that that I draw it on the on the international data we can see a wait and see until to the end of the the epidemic on your second picture question which is entirely legitimate one would you know what what my instincts are all wrong but I think the economy will bounce back strongly I think that this government will want to encourage that bounce back in what kinds of ways but I've I've never particularly the the term that you that you just used to describe a government economic policy is certainly not be part of our approach posterity by the way was the time he does he is refusing to go on set I'm sorry presenters when I I come from a profession as Patrick does when learning the lessons off you've got we've gone through something is absolutely critical totally accept the basic premise of your question which is we must learn lessons at the right point but what you doing today frankly is do that in the middle of something we all know you went near the end of this epidemic we are through and it is very good as a promise to side with through the first phase of this there is a very long way to run for every country in the world on this and I think let's not charging in to whose one who's lost at this point that's actually trying take it quite you know quite carefully learning lessons one another's we go along but if you want to see how this actually is difficult to do technically doesn't excellent article in today's guardian by professor David Spiegel holds a yes which is actually lays out why comparing Kylie the death of the sea on the cross he's very very difficult to do and to be done with extreme caution I said repeatedly and I will say again the metric we should be using when we do get to the point this is the right thing to do which is definitely not yes he's cool because mortality adjusted for age sex is the key metric we've discussed it today amounts to a lot of the scientists everybody agrees this is the key metric and the reason for that is every country measures it's crazy cases in a slightly different ways they're comparing it with one another is largely a fruitless exercise but the wrong comparisons to make and they're certainly technical things all the time we can learn from other countries and to be clear other countries coming from us for example the ability to get people into trials of the men into something by the U. K. is taking a leading role so I think the lessons come in every direction but I think that's the the post action review which we absolutely must at the right moment and we are definitely not at that stage yet
Helping Others During Lockdown
"Save welcome to mentally oils. Thank you thank you for having me event. Thanks for coming on. So you're wanted with the Samaritans held on if you've been working with them actually not long about two years. I started doing it when I start work and I'd worked in a very busy high pressure job. That really left no room for anything else and when I stopped doing it uh suddenly thought I really would like to investigate Samaritans And it was thought that just came out of a clear. Blue skied at know. Why but it did I discovered that was a branch quite near me and I went to the information evening. I was really impressed with what I saw. And Went straight into the training and at all it all the way through. I was thinking if I feel this is quite right. You know just stop. It's fine but I never once felt it wasn't quite right and I've never felt wasn't right since And I look forward to shifts at Shelly. I find them really interesting and ment- mentally you know mentally stimulating and So I have no regrets about about volunteering tool. I think it's incredible. What am on the podcast. We always refer people to some of the end just because some people might have been Things come up if speaking about difficult issues and it's it's really fantastic to know that the Samaritans that just to listen in to have chats what sort of things that you deal with On a daily basis in terms of chatting to people oh my goodness Coolest issues are like snowflakes. There are two that are the same Era kind of broad categories that they can fall into such as `isolation loneliness mental health issues. Physical Health Issues Worries about work will finance family could be violence or abuse or things Those are very broad categories and when you to king to Kula it's completely incredible unit. You Cou- you couldn't you couldn't make up what some people have to go through And everyone everyone is different before Marson. I went to newspapers. And I thought I'd seen and heard do. But I realized when I when I became a smash in that hadn't even scratched the surface of what goes on in people's lives on a day to day basis. It's been very illuminating. Have you seen things change during the epidemic? Because I'm sure this Martin's being inundated during the stressful time interesting. We'll always inundated to be perfectly honest Shift and you take a cool and he put the phone down and immediately rings again. This just never any less up the calls. Just keep coming through and it's the same now And we have had a category added to the categories that we deal with one being covered. How the in my own experience of doing shifts through the lockdown I haven't had any cools specifically about Kovin. And when I think about it. I think that possibly mental health when it comes to mental health. It's a little bit like physical health. So people who have mentioned Cova to me have also go other issues. So it's a bit like you have underlying issues and then code and the challenges of coded Sorta the exacerbate these issues as it has done with physical health unit so the people who were suffering most with covert was the people who had underlying issues. And that for me. in the cools. I've taken has been the case. That people have got issues going on in their lives. May they may be prone to depression. They may be feeling very lonely. Anau lockdown has sort of those issues into much sharper focus. I haven't had anyone cool specifically about vid frightened of that actual many peop- law I think a lot of people to listening to the Picasso's probably relate to that because just vanik totally sort of from friends and even family who have sort of long-term half the she's Winstons if you sort of have anxiety General anxiety disorder that sort of become west because of to defensive in my case bipolar disorder in. They've been issues in terms of getting medication. Because of Kovic so it is also give lots of things become west sort of people yes I admit rishton about the unnaturally People with mental health issues and depending on how acute those mental health issues all often have quite a good comprehensive support cap package in place with the NHS and because of social distancing and because of not being able to see people face to face the many people with mental health issues. That support system has evaporated actually during lockdown. And we do. We do see people calling us because they can't any longer speak to that key worker. Will that support worker And Yeah I think I think it's. It's very difficult for people in that situation. Because the the package they used to be able to rely on. Isn't there the same thing happens a bit Christmas and Times like that holidays? People are away and doing other things. And it's a bit like that with lockdown some Jim Peas and mental health. Wise are offering example. Counseling defy laptops obsessions over the phone. I think it's probably pros and cons. Who Different people? I think some people find that helpful. Princeton's if you're depressed you might find easy to just sort of pick up the phone chat someone not she go into a surgery but then as he signed for a lot of people. If you're used to seeing the same pass in face to face it can be quite difficult to get used as a new way of talking to them or if together. I think doing what they can where they can. I think I think doing an incredible job. But it's inevitably gained be a bit patchy and maybe you'll key worker has to a self isolated is an can't be there for you I also had another cooler. He couldn't go to church for her. Church was a vital part of her of her weekly routine really was a point where she saw to touch base every week with the community that went to Sch- and suddenly that was taken from her and that was very hard So yeah it's it's people are finding that that regular support system has been taken away and therefore it leaves you feeling very on anchored and bit A little bit out of balance and I think there's no question that lockdowns been huge adjustment for all of us in. Its massive. What what has happened? In the last few weeks countries come to a standstill lutts huge. And you can't pretend it's no huge. It will have an impact on all of us to one degree or another. You know someone must have more resilient than others But you know being less. Resilient is not a sign of failure it is just the person you are and you may need some support and certainly smartened serve to support anybody. Who is struggling through this time?
Queen and Adam Lambert honor global COVID-19 'Champions'
"An iconic rock band is repurposed one of its classic hits two fifty age of coronavirus he must have to no need to do is that frontline workers have played in trying to stem the corona virus queen's Roger Taylor says the group decided it sports anthem deserved a new arena we thought we should do we are the champions and dedicated to the only NHS on the front line workers be reimagined version of the song is out now all of it done on iPhones Brian may says it is queens way of giving back in these trying times we don't really need to make money anymore we don't need to be any more famous we need to use what we have in the in the best possible the song is available now on all streaming and download services proceeds go to the world health organization's fond to find cove in nineteen I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Queen and Adam Lambert honor global COVID-19 'Champions'
"In my after no need to do is that frontline workers have played in trying to stem the corona virus queen's Roger Taylor says we thought we should do we are the champions and dedicated to the only NHS on the front line workers the re imagined version of the song is out now all of it done on iPhones Brian may says it is queens way of giving back to be anymore famous we need to use what we have in the in the best possible the song is available now on all streaming and download services proceeds go to the world health organization's fond to find cove in nineteen on Oscar wells Gabriel
The U.K. bought 250 ventilators from China. Doctors warn they could kill.
"Doctors in the UK or warning about unreliable ventilators made in China that could kill patients so yes insult meet injury a group of senior doctors in the UK issued a warning about the deficiencies in two hundred and fifty ventilators that were sourced from China including concerns about sanitation and oxygen supply this is a a letter seen by NBC news the doctors warned of the oxygen supply was very able and unreliable and the quality of the machine was basic the ventilators were built to be used in ambulances causing Britain's National Health Service staff to create makeshift stands in order to use them concerns about sanitation also raises the machines have fabric fabric case they cannot be cleaned properly letter was written by senior intensive care doctor who works at Sandwell and west Birmingham NHS trust is one of UK's hardest hit regions China of course facing accusations of sending defective personal protective equipment around the world the Australian government for example they reported that five hundred thousand masks were unusable and thousands of Colbert nineteen test kits purchased by the Spanish government had an accuracy rate of only thirty percent Michael game or gold skews me a senior member of the prime minister Boris Johnson's government easily thank the Chinese government for securing the ventilators but he should have waited to see if they actually works like buying a used car from those folks I bought it from you know the level of a bald tyre on your
100-year-old veteran is showered in military honors after raising $37 million for the NHS
"What kind of guy gets a Spitfire and hurricane flight divers a birthday card from the queen I speak for the end of message from the prime minister we wish you a very happy one hundredth birthday red handed I like captain Tom Moore can I be one of the first to wish you a happy hundred birthday thank you very much very kind of you is it a hundred and twenty five thousand birthday cards this year how many did you get last year remember no but maybe five or six was not a lot's changed since captain Tom unwittingly stepped onto the world stage a few weeks ago raise a bit of money and support for overwhelmed healthcare workers dealing with the horrors of coronavirus Lil loser good go off of the back because they're all working so hard on this you're gonna continue to roll up and pushing themselves into mortal danger day off Tuesday we could all use a hero the captain times daughter Hannah believes her father stepped up to just the right time with the message of hope and it's the message that we are all United States and it is the message that it doesn't take one generation we're all in it together along the way the now one hundred year old World War two veteran on a mission had found new friends in high places it's a one man on raising machine and got results final since he help to raise maybe twelve hundred dollars it has soared to more than thirty
'Fleabag' play to be streamed online for COVID-19 relief effort
"I would love to rally the guilty feminists troops. Who if they cross over into fleabag fans might find a few that Dogra something in this for them flip on the TV show was originally a play? It was a woman show. It lost seventeen minutes. And it's just me being fleabag on a stool that two thousand thirteen stepper knows about because she was responsible for me watching the first ten minutes. I'm always very clear. Say when I'm asked in the press about it that I am one hundred percent you've written it any way you might find something slightly different but that was bursting to come out and I'm sure it would have come out but I'm also obviously delighted and thrilled to that. Came out of that that moment. And you know that there's always magic and midwifery in the theater is always always. There is magic midwifery. I love that. The longest show is the national fate. Live recording of fleabag. The West end production of it is now up and can be watched on Soho Theatre. Domon website or Amazon prime for a minimum donation of four pounds and everything we make be split between various charities the national emergency trust and just together charities and acting for others and finally there will be fleabag support fund for people in our industry who basically are struggling and need grants to help them get through this time seventy percent goes to the national emergency trust. Nhs together charities in thirty percent goes towards community through this other charities which is very important to us goes back started in the first place so if you liked a fleabag the television show. It's wonderful to see the evolution and also you don't just play back you transform yourself into the other characters and it's so beautiful so if everybody who listen to the guilty feminist who could afford four pounds more downloaded that today that would provide so many pieces of protective clothing. Four and it just off it will save lives. And if you can't afford to that's Okay. It's possible you've lost your job. You're one of the very people who works in a sector that needs this kind of grant you can help by just amplifying give it a follow. Give it a re tweet. Tell a friend tell somebody you know who loved fleabag. Hey did you know that you could do this and I really appreciate you doing that? Because that's a a valuable piece of intellectual property and a beautiful production and the fact that you're now putting it out there and making accessible also through the crisis when people are at home desperate fulfilling like there at the theatre again to be able to have that theatrical experience which is different than televised
"nhs" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Even with protective gear. You're putting yourself at risk. I are you worried about your family. I'm not concerned about what would happen to my husband or I could be one of these people who's an outlet who develops his very severe form of the disease. Statistically that is unlikely. We're our parents and We've we don't see them and I have no idea as much as it pains me to say this when I will see my parents again or indeed if ever I will be doing to look after yourself at the moment trying to exercise in the house doing gardening speaking to loved ones five face time and actually what does feel that repeat tick is doing things that I know might make this a bit better some in some way my husband's a GP trying to help my husband to out setting up a service for patients in his health authority because it may make a difference and actually sitting there not feeling like you can be is is hard and I've asked myself a lot of the past few weeks. What is worse at the moment being able to help or not being able to help? Because if you want to tell you wouldn't always be at risk and you'd be probably be paid for spending time with the family. It would be difficult and you'd be scared but you'd be safe. We'll be able to open essentially being part of lots of people's grief putting yourself at risk on a daily basis and never seeing family many but I always come back to the viewpoint not being able to help is an absolute privilege and I will always be grateful for having been able to help seen huge support for the NHS. I mean last week. People across the clapped millions of people. I wonder if you could hear that. Clapping where where you were what it meant to you and also what examples of kindness you've seen in your local community all the the examples of kindness and goodwill Undesired to help sell abundant they are coming at us from your line goes on. It's just lovely. Didn't hear the clapping. I was in any recess but I did. My mom did a MEA video clip off. Everybody in the industry clapping. I was fully aware of it and I thought it was a complete lovely thing to do totally united and we've had local businesses who've given US clean Pez socks we've had drinks delivered we've had thousands of Krispy Kreme donuts delivered we've had Jamaican meals take away curry pizzas from Papa. John Being you name it. We've people if something we need it arrives people have loved the concept of the idea behind the NHS but have have been out of love with it for a while because has its underresourced and people don't feel that it hasn't sometimes down on occasions. I think that the the love the NHS has been very much regenerated renewed and the support out there to make sure that the NHL continues to thrive and deliver in these awful times is. What's keeping everybody going? Laura thank you so much and thank you and your colleagues during. Oh it's an absolute pleasure and as I say I know this sounds a bit cheesy but it is an absolute on. That was Laura mcclelland questions about whether the NHL is ready to cope with this crisis. Still being asked in a week that saw a record number of deaths including thirteen year old boy do keep up with this story on our Guardian Life blog and do listen to our science weekly podcast. Which now coming out three times a week to cover this crisis. That's it for today. A huge thanks to Laura McLellan. This episode was produced by Elizabeth Kassian. Sound Design was by Ian Chambers the executive producers on Coal Jackson and Phil Maynard. We'll be back tomorrow..
"nhs" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Today we speak to a doctor treating covert nineteen patient at an intensive care unit and one of the worst hit parts of Britain. She's running into by my combinations over this way this is Laura mcclelland. She's a consultant and east the test in an intensive care unit at a busy South Wales Hospital. It's an area with one of the highest rates of corona virus cases across the UK placing Laura and her colleagues on the frontline of the worst health crisis to hit the world in the generation. We are all dreaming about Corona Virus. We're lying in bed asleep thinking of ways we can help our patients this week saw the highest biking corona virus deaths in a single day across the U K including the first doctors and and nurses too many health workers still do not have enough protective equipment or tasks meaning that hospitals are having to cope with up to a quarter of doctors remaining at home despite many not knowing whether they've actually contracted covert nineteen. We cannot create a medical workforce overnight. We cannot go to a shop. I'm by doctors and nurses and ODP's the're to staff all the people that we need to help us manage massive surge influx of patients. So please help us so that we can help you stay away from each other. Stay at home. This will not last forever from the Guardian. I'm ANNUSCHKA Astana today. Infocus inside intensive care as the corona virus crisis hits. I'd always wanted to be a doctor. I think certainly what my parents told me. We were involved in serious car accident in Nineteen ninety-four on a small French lane. We were driving to seavy one of those proper code. Can FRENCH CARS SOME DRUNK? Blake's you've been smoking later. Date with did one hundred twenty kilometers an hour on the wrong side and my dad's worked momentum just full impact and ended up with a motor on her legs. She was trapped in the coffee three hours and I remember my mom bay in ICU. Hubbing the complete Massey of the ICU. Physicians and the other multidisciplinary team saying her in a state that you Never WanNa see anybody love in an just realizing at the time of this absolute pinnacle of distress and grief in bargaining and this anticipation horror and just realizing the magnitude of the decisions that end up being made in ICU and is all thanks to them that she survived. I remember thinking maps if I could ever help anybody in that situation like I'd been helped than it was definitely a life well-spent of an I'm kind of in or if people like yourself because it's an incredibly tough roll. I spent six weeks in a family waiting. Raymond I see a watching a loved one die when they had acute respiratory distress syndrome so their lungs failed and one of the things that struck me. Most sharply was how hard it must be for. People like yourself for the nurses caring for patients who are so desperately sick. It some is really odd. Different people have different ways of dealing with it while I find actually is the hardest part is dealing with families because often the patients on their offense sedated neurologically compromised so that even if they appear to be aware don't necessarily subsequently have any recollection of what they've they've been through but we get to spend a great deal of time with the families and we make real bonds within particularly some of our patients who've been NAFTA A couple of weeks or even a couple of months and it's very difficult always being the passan. He makes you cry. When you know that that you'll be remembered forever as Break the bad news. He told things getting better go. He said that we need to manage our expectations of what we realistically can achieve for example and it is difficult an awesome Can realize that the union actions have had with families have been catastrophically. Tragic wants to them for what it's worth. Laura Ovalles ICU. Doctors very much made me cry in my experience I was talking about a baby and they were the most important and heroic people to families like ours were in that situation. What you do involves a huge amount of time talking to in reassuring families that is a huge part of your role in normal situations. Isn't it it absolutely is and I'd say that that's one of the key areas of our workload. Certainly I wouldn't have any other way whether patients survive. Whether they don't survive the family have to go on into their futures and the way that these situations are handled can have a really big impact on the way that they process everything. What's really really difficult for me? At the moment is the communication or lack thereof having to have these conversations with people over the phone about that desperately a left ones they feel completely at the mercy of a faceless strangely for the phone a donate what is going to be like. I've had a how to sniff it already. And it's a real struggle..
"nhs" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"I'm John Connolly and I'm joined today by James Precise and cables now this morning a whole raft statistics were released by the NHS which did not exactly you could say. Paint the government in a good lights believe they showed that key targets for cancer hospital care and a waiting times have missed for over three years with delays for any hitting the highest level since targets were actually introduced now James First of all how damaging do you think this will be to the conservative the campaign in particular the these fingers all bad as you said for the Tories they enable labors to save the worst ever figures on any people got people being seen and labor desperate to turn this in from a selection intervening NHS election and it will enable them say look you know the NHS is being run down by the vertical rundown the Tories you need us and the amount of money making to spend so you bail not good and I think these NHTSA is combined with the floods reminder of the risks that any governing parties running by going to the polls in the winter there are just more in any campaign you want to control as much as possible and and the winter just means there are more factors outside of the campaigns control can derail it and we will see a big labor time the fact about the Labor knew everyone do these vehicles are coming out today that's why labor rights may yesterday Bernie just stay is effort to change the conversation an owned the NHS's the main topic of action. I mean because yes. They didn't go movies. They would have hoped I one of that is less effective but I still think that this is a not going to battle. They own about the frame of this election. Is this election about getting brexit Donovan columnist. Or on we're going to manage to turn this into election election on the NHS Antora see. I think one of the things that is under appreciated is a little porcelain since a plan to peel in these labor. Believe seats isn't he's not going to be offering authority and he's offering to spend a lot more money on jazz more money on the occasion more money on the police. If Labor can effectively toy him though Tori costs of the last nine years varying. That'd be a more difficult wicket for a K.. Decent that will be more diff. I mean there is a counter argument that Boris Johnson has only been a prime minister for very short time. He's distanced himself fairly fair. Amount with the trees David Carmen legacy is there a chance that this won't with voters I think that's a problem sense. That burs Johnson is seen as a conservative at the start to twenty seventeen campaign. There was a sense of voters. Didn't know so much about Theresa may even been Home Secretary for a long time time in terms of I suppose that amount of attention lots will pay politics. She felt like a fatty fresh face. And one of the things you had in various Fox pups and do knocking. What's the sense that people didn't see trees master Tori? I think it made it easier et to have some distance from things you'll government has done. Boris Johnson main in cabinet. Things happening. But he's very much seen as being in the Conservative Party. And I think this is just one of the issues Iran if if your party has been in power for a long period of time guessing coalition new at one point I think is harder for union election campaign because You d have a track record that keeps coming up against you. Now there's no government which is going to govern have everything perfectly but in terms of things that you've decided on carts you got work different ways to approach it now. I think just as one thing. We're clearly the try and save. You're putting lots of money into crimes and of of a Web. The tourists who can really tough on crime partly because they want to restore their reputation as the party of law and order and the hoping very different tack means the voters. Don't go why has violent crime gone up while you have been in government Osa. which is what's happened but you have to election if you have been in government for a long time whacker had to pitch things differently now? I think these figures are difficult for the tourists. I think ultimately recent polls where it does the Tories have made up ground on the NHS and the West or is to come in. Just one thing people talk about is the fact. This is the winter interaction you know when to crisis we often have a winter. NHS crisis but one thing. I would say on that is there is a view within the Tory party. And I think for those who are thinking about when to have an election that you could get some difficult news prior to Christmas Biz. Move risky and Tom's NHS to have an election in January February when you start to find out more about. I suppose the winter crisis then before it so these difficult things with the tourists to deal with. If I still think that in many ways it's inevitable that it just about how you bounce back from him. I mean James I think one of the features of this campaign is that we've seen bars Johnson in hospitals more more than anywhere else. Do you think this kind of thing is Muslims. Youth voters like every time they turn on the news at the night rushing. Boris Johnson with his sleeves rolled up pitching in with nurses. And that kind of thing. What are they in this case? You assume saying the polio near address that are on nowhere near abortion person knowing near as far behind as Conservative Party often is on the energy so you could argue that his some success. I think you also you saw yesterday. But the the tour is putting a lot more money into banks. I hope that that that gives a sense that they all beginning took an grip vis challenge but this is undoubtedly I think if you look at the known unknowns in in this campaign probably the biggest single risk Vittori is as if as Katie said you ended up getting the kind of winter crisis earlier than you usually get it. Normally the winter crisis comes. How often Christmas? No one of these first weeks in January all the worst and the most difficult for the jazz event came earlier this year. That would be a big problem for the Tories So but I think I think there is a I don't think of in today's numbers all buyer. But they don't feel something is redefined the election yet yet. I guess C. H. Q.. Going to be very worried that this these any has stories again to play very badly with the kind of trying to win over in the Midlands the north I believe you are briefing today With Sir John Curtis who kind of spoke a bit about this. What kind of things that you have to say that yes? This was an election briefing to the lobby and several points made I think following on from what we were just talking about when the things was voter priorities and is this election as we know the tourists would like liberal. Democrats would like for very different reasons and it found that he broke down traditional Liberal Democrat Laboratory brexit party voters is an Initi- for every single section of voters but for Labour voters. It has less of an issue than the other parties and Labour voters. They care a lot of NHS Moulana tradition rated in the other party. So if you can't just if this is magic graph could start to understand. UNDESTAND White Party has has message. It does for Labour voters. Yes breakfast and issue but cost of living in the NHL is also really important for conservative voters. BREX is a very big issue and for Liberal Democrat voters to now brexit party no surprises it's an issue and ultimately a post the presentation and for your hearing is when it comes to yesterday's the path to success for the various parties when the crates has been doing the grants from the briefing. Was John Catis on the chances of Labor majority and he's at the chance of the Labor Party winning a majority frankly as close to zero as one can safely. We say it to be given the utterly incapable of regaining anything in Scotland. Save some money so there is a sense. That and talk about premiums percocet. They're different things. Each party's aiming for the tour is needed majority labor editing anticipate majority from that briefing. He doesn't visit their close to one of our parties. Now in terms of the Tories accessory what I thought was quite interesting thing to walk Joel. Klatt had to say he was saying that he thinks in a way that has been Westminster lobby misunderstanding. What the tourists need to do? Because if you liquor cassatt in Tori marginals auditory targets. He's liberties I bishop Auckland. Lots saying well. We'll these labor vote is really vote. Tory on isn't it to tribal. And he's actually they already have if you think about to raise mated the strategy which was to get Labor Lever Greatest Tori. It did work in some ways it didn't elect enough to move the seats they needed for a majority in Nazi seat. She sores shift and that means where the Tories starting from is a completely different place where they started from in two thousand seventeen so it's actually less of a jump than than lots of people think can easily under appreciated. Is that in some of the seeds. The tourists don't actually really need to convince that many more Labor voters to go their way they just need to keep hold of the greatest and twenty seventeen and then rely hope that the Liberal Democrats continued to be the leap so I would say the main takeaway from from what he was saying. Something I touched on as we can my column inches. The Boris Johnson strategy is to leave then hope that the remained vote splits. Yes and he said the Tories are ready. Picking Up. A lot of a lot of the leave is that you will probably see the Tory vote. Share go up by three or four percent in the days to come with brexit policy standing down instead since he said. Don't get carried away by that because openly this is probably like to be in areas. They are ready winning. And what is key to Boris. Johnson is how the Liberal Democrats are fairly have to February. While something James's we'll see reasonable and ultimately he thinks that burress jokes would be happy if the Liberal Democrat. I show up a bit. Even though Liberal Democrats threaten some tourists eats if if it gets into the Labor vote share you start steer clear reach the majority because it makes squeezes labor more one on being worth remembering women took him out the the dynamics which will get majority is the toys lost twenty eight seats to labour in two thousand seventeen Now Seventy in twenty one seats are outs on North London or places very light London. So you not. I'm discounting the Brighton seats that they lost. If it was can win by the bulk twenty one seats then suddenly. They're getting very close to a majority because he s over expansion through some CCS MP and Scotland and some the dams in England in southern England if they can limit those losses down and then pick up. The bulk of twenty-one Labor sees that they lost in two thousand seventeen gene was. She sees that they didn't expect to lose at the start. About Campaign to put it mildly then the needs become a handful of seats to combine with a majority turning onto back to the Labor Party and that sort of they've been having our own row about the EHICH has this week particularly over a four day working week as prescribed by John. McDonnell should apply to doctors as well as other workers. And there's been a particular row between Jonathan Ashworth who is Labour shadow health secretary. John McDonnell the shadow chancellor which I'm not saying it shouldn't applies doctors and Joe McDonald sang it. Shit and James. How much of this argument do you think is down to sort of the economics of the policy? I get a little bit of the policy in in not you. Don't ask for a facility on the show last night and you can tell..
"nhs" Discussed on Today in Focus
"People of the NHS. It's the institution that makes people most proud to be reddish it's more trusted the Royal Family Team GB and then a big show the armed forces and don't politicians Noah and as is not for sale for us to say loud and clear. We are the Party of the NHS all the evidence shows that love of affection for its cuts across party political boundaries on a practical level. Any of US individually in our families loved ones reliant at birth Edessa and many times in between it's because voters rely on it and love it that the NHL is at the heart of this general. Election the Boris Johnson. Jeremy Corbyn have very different decisions about how to run the health service leading to rouse about privatization privatize -ation drug prices on a possible trade deal with Donald Trump. Look I think everything with a trade deal is on the table when you when you're dealing and trade. Everything's the table from the Guardian. I'm initiative Astana today and focus is the NHS up for sale in the NHL is famous across the world as a state owned and state run health system But there are private companies involved in it. When did that begin although Labor now under Jeremy Corbyn Joe McDonnell are seeking grit political capital title on political trouble for Johnson? Co about privatizing. Anna's yes it was actually their party. The Labor Party that took more substantial steps towards introducing private companies. Dennis Campbell is health policy editor for the Guardian and The Observer. I was on a Tony Blair. In the early noughties two thousand and two three in response is too large numbers of people winning longtime for planned operations. Things like a cataract-removal a hernia repair a new hip knee. Being something I've got the waiting lists have come down. Dramatically treatment for things like heart disease and cancer completely transform. The Blair government issued a number of contracts. What we're called? Is Independent sector treatment. Centers they were basically contracts for privately. Run medical facilities to do lots and lots of these operations to get the politically unacceptable witness. Stunt okay so that happened under new Labour in two thousand and ten. The Tories came to power. It is only three letters long long. Letters live hopes David Cameron said his priority was an H. S.. The narrative is that the Tories allowed creeping privatization beyond what we'd seen before that is that true that's right. It's true that the amount of money going to private companies has been going up every year here for the last five or six years. At least it's very hard to get absolutely exact figures of this. The Department of Health Sound. You'll come out every July. Show that in twenty any fourteen fifteen it was eight point seven billion and last year twenty. It nineteen had gone up to nine point two billion title of what that's out of a total one hundred twenty five billion in England last year a knots about seven percent of the budget just in the last few days The Guardian has reported that the number of the patients who then a chess has paid for to be operated on in private hostels in England has pretty much doubled since the conservatives came to power in two thousand ten from roughly the three hundred thousand people a year to over six hundred thousand people a year. I'm what are the arguments that driving up private provision. Well the arguments are that the Anna chess as we see almost every day on the news visibly cannot cope with the demands. Being placed upon demands for energy has Kara going up to four five six seven percent a year then a chest budget and staffing and capacitor things in terms of operating theatres and so on is not keeping pace with that therefore increasingly energy trust in England are having having to do a little deals with local private hostels to take on fifty patients here under patient. There undo them to keep their own individual trust witting lists done. You'll also have the for the government politically difficult reality that the total number of people waiting in England for a planned knowledge and Operation Hospital is now over four point four million people out as Salat so one in every fifteen people in England is waiting for an operation met in. We're waiting for many many many months sometimes over six months and occasionally over a year therefore the private private sector is back in the space where increasingly winning contracts now because the concourse and. Why didn't they spend that taxpayer? Money on increasing their own resources rather than on private companies because the main thing chess lacks staff doctors nurses particularly. They all take time to train on one of the signal failures of the government signal failures in recent sneers towards the NFL has been a catastrophic loss of focus on the workforce problem. And yet it's taken them for too long to realize the scale of the problem on the nature of the problem means that ten years Trinity Dr Three or four years to in Midwife that it takes ages to turn that ship around here are the companies awarded contracts. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of private companies that provide healthcare on a smaller large-scale to the an England probably the best known The we are. The Guardian of focused on a lot in recent in years is version. Care One of Richard Branson's companies eight at the last count hard more than four hundred different contracts to provide different sorts of of care and different sorts services so then the private hustle group spar hospitals They they do quite a lot of these operations. So there's there's a vast array most of them are not names that are known to the to the public. Some them operate on Innova localised basis on this very few those kind of big big companies okay so that's the current state of play. What has the impact been on Kerr? So in truth it's a mixed picture. That'd be unfair to suggest all privately provided healthcare is a perk. It's definitely not quite a little bit. Services that are provided are run perfectly adequately adequately there are no problems raised about them by patients by regulators by stop groups anything but we have seen some significant problems. There's a long and and sorry history of private providers winning contracts from NHS organizations usually by undercutting them in price to quite a large degree and then finding surprise surprise of the count- provide the quality of care in the West expected on either. Having the contract taken can wife them or sometimes shively how contract back because they can't deliver it properly because healthcare is expensive and complicated. It's not an easy thing to make money out of several years ago on the south coast of England company called Co performer. One Country to provide a non urgent patient transport services taking people requiring health care to and from from Hustle. Appointments not kind of sexy stuff not having blue lights not the stuff of TV dramas but really really important for the patients and their and their and their families on the huge undercut the local energy service have been doing it for years and years on the call. The service went to rack and ruin literally almost from day. One cancer patients weren't being taken in for their operations. Kidney patients weren't going into Alice's also says weren't turning up. There was a huge outcry and rightly they lost the contract now. ofter seven months of misery. The controversial company is to be stripped of his contract. All of Sussex Care Commissioning groups agreeing. CELESTICA has been quite right a lot of examples like that and that's physical health. But the private sector's being heavily. Used in mental health services isn't it. There's a real emerging problem not about privately funded inpatient mental healthcare since the start of twenty. Seventeen the care called the commission. The chess regulator in England has issued very critical reports under put into special measures. No fewer than thirty different private mental health hospitals in England. Thirty in less than three years on private companies are making. I think it's about one. And a half billion pounds. A year of Energy has budget goes to proudly provided mental health care. That's incredibly worrying worrying. I mean half. The government acknowledged these problems. Do they accept privatization. May Be to blame have they done anything to rein in what's interesting about. What s prioritization? As politically shoe nar is that certainly theresa. May's government accepted publicly in detail. The need to greatly rule back privatization position of chess care in England and recently Anna Chessington produce the legislative proposals the basis for a bill to unwind a lot of the increased competition competition outsourcing that flowed from the underlying health and social care. Act Back in twenty twelve some clear yet whether Boris Johnson has the same desire that treasa mated to roll this back. Would you rule light expanding the use of the private sector in the house service. We are putting thirty. Four billion didn't few. BBC's lower couldn't bargain. She asked him. Would you continue the extension privatization and and she has unsurprisingly to me. He didn't say no what I what I will tell. You have coasted dentists optometrists and so on who. who was? That's interesting because it's pretty clear to me that the Tories worry about the NHS as an issue they know that voters really care about it and they know that they have historically got a bad reputation. TATION destroy I mean. Members of the public and staff have confronted. Boris Johnson on. His endless hospital visits Chris. Coach's player Dominic Cummings the Tories. Chief strategist strategist has been previously filled. Basically suggesting that a lot of Tory. MP's don't care about the NHL. Was One of the core problems of the Tory party brand going back decades. Yes people think by the way and I think most people are right. The Tory party is lone likely basically. Don't care about people like me so they're trying to show that they do care about this but is it about perception rather than reality. So Energy has privatization politically. It's tricky particularly for the Tories for whom it appears to be toxic recently just last week. The guarding got hold of a leaked copy of a a set of instructions. A handbook in effect.
"nhs" Discussed on Talking Politics
"Yes when i mentioned japan in the context of the population on my reporting for this piece where people were very much on it talked about meetings with with providers of assistive technology and so on but i suppose what one would hope would be that the young old will be the ones who end up helping the old old it may be that's the real problem is that we've extended lifespan without a corresponding increase in health span the consequence of that is people are gonna have to retire either later what jobs left yes yes but i think you do have to stop wondering about how resources are distributed because you're back at that baffling point that we've reached so many times before some is to get through where every time automation is brought in we also do end up working harder and i mean i am some people getting richer yes that's right that's right there is a bigger kathy its tail problem and this is maybe when you start to get to the real heart of the matter is not a very comfortable heart which is that idea of the exploitative wealthy who are getting more and more of the of the cream from benefits of visionary and automation it's open to challenge in the sense that if you look at what is actually owned in the world in terms of wealth yes rich individuals and families do own a lot sovan wealth funds do along the biggest slice of the pie is those old people leicestershire all the other old people the people who have private pensions so many of the problems from the nhs are because the tax take is too low tax sued too low because international corporations come very very clever very efficient but also very tax evasion very clever finding their their money from the tax man or just finding ways pants and the beneficiaries of that cleverness in many cases are pensioners who have private pension plans of some of them are very rich but not all of them are some of them are just comfortably off on even that and so you have this big problem.
"nhs" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful
"Absolutely part of the system is indeed is being further improve conceptually with something cool universal credit which we simply we looked up ecu ninety seven but the technological barry's of that time it to great media siaosi with universal credit is you can have a system and in his question of numbers you put in needs of the universe will credit is far less generous than the tax credits we have then now onto the present day an the nhs yup an your a free says the now you're no longer pum sector to the treasury just say something about what the nhs means to you as a citizen rather than as a former official bureaucrat tre were i mean the interesting thing about the and ensures and i say this as a cross bench politically neutral to the person is is the lost an eye in league great socialist institution in this country and it's it's regarded with extraordinary affection by the british people and in my lifetime whenever anybody has dead to challenge the principle of providing healthcare free at the point of views dave invariably hatzor retreat very rapidly from that position so it is i think deep plea loved it is embedded in british consciousness in it chimes with the long i think this sort of the streak of the british people which modest see fairness but it's long told me gene 'provision which is free at the point of views within having to be rationed uh i mean politicians will never say health carries russian but it is this but coups the one thing which was wrong being which the great fathers of the nhs soil but once every go healthy not bevin and people will need to use us nhs less but the reality is the people's demand for health care is infamous and with technological developments they want more and more of it and on top of which we now have issues like in aging population say from me as a citizen it's it's is one of the great conundrums of government heidi you ensure the nhs is well enough resources to waiting lists reasonably under control.
"nhs" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful
"The sense of war is required out so the problem at the moment is in essence you get particularly obviously through the political process they have cake and eat it narrative arm and so you we're giving one percent extra in terms of funding but you can have sevenday services transformed mental health first class carol care and we'll do it all by this magic of efficiency that you can't see a no one's other else's ever done and i'm actually of the city the other thing is that if you look over the last couple of elections all the political parties have promised a bit more money but none of them have promised anywhere near the amount of funding in is also actually then there isn't much challenge accountability because he if one party raises it and said the other party's manifesto or they can come back and say well you have not got the answer either of a some of those longerterm issues it's too easy then for all political parties just to duck away from it laws question for me and we want optimistic here because that is the point of this podcast eat i think is really important that we on this question which is can the nhs be sustained in in the poll that you did last year you eat with very striking 88 percent of the respondents supported a taxfunded nhs as we have now i think that shows what how the bridge people feel meet this can be done count every 20 billion pounds as a launch in one sense but as a you know proportion of the overall budget public spending which is what 750 yep yep said under 50 billion we're not talking about things it's going to break the bank said cup of things i would say that i really important for why i'm optimistic eliminating tab on this issue is a seventy of aniversary the nhs and if you think back to when it was founded in it we come out the war we were absolutely broke and the fabric of our country was in tatters and that.
"nhs" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful
"A select committee the look to the future sustainability the nhs and they argued for a body a bit like the office of budget responsibility that does all the focus on our economy now they don't decide or economic policy should be that's a political decision and we live in a democracy and oster wanna live in on those decisions a political health budget is one pound in every five of tax that we pay that's got to be a political decision you can't have someone who isn't accountable to the public making a decision but actually you could improve the transparency and accountability for those decisions by putting in place something like an ib are which showed people if you wanna health service that delivers this or quality and access with this so of health need this is the money you would need these actually other human resources that the eu would need and this is the top cern all you'd old offered muir of climate change yeah of the climate change committee that sets carbon budget yeah for five years cycles ahead yet either you could easily imagine that kind of for that kind of thing i think labour had some kind of proposal at this lost general eighty eight in the midterms are also quite attractive to and it's very interesting and other recent months jeremy hung has been talking a lot more about the need for longerterm planning the short termism that we had at is one of our problems in in in our nhs and we've realised as well with infrastructure we've now got the infrastructure commission because we've been rubbish hillary clinton taking the decisions out of pole nath with some people's illustre take the politics of health and i can see the ambition for that but they're all deal with this remit about who's going to be taxed how much you're going to spend an awful lot yeah but at least let's have some objective of.
"nhs" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful
"Taking in taking and expecting it to somehow carryon because resources now and will time lost question from me on in the cheerful mode we'll something you love the most about the nhs i love the fact that he uaw whatever is wrong with he you can wilkens any hospital and complete strangers will do that damnedest to help p i think now is postively at it i think it's muddled for how society should walk past and lay i really really love the idea that we will come together on fight for somebody might not know the name we might not know anything about them they could have come from prison they could have come up the street they could come from buckingham palace cat i will treat in exactly the same and i will do my best to fight for them and i think that's an incredible segments incredible value to have in any organization that's the right of valiant great notre i'm a thank you very much chinky really great to have you thank you so hamas described the situation from the port view the front lawn of dutch now that would your body to charles with revert to research and economics at something called the health foundation which thanks about health services use that conducting a review of the institute of fiscal studies of the needs of the health of its up to twenty thirty two to fifteen year reviewed sounds really important anita also worked with me in the treasury she worked on something called the one lewis review in fact she helped write the one liz review which lead to greater funding for the nhs anita thanks so much for joining us pleasure we heard from hannah about the situation from the front line how would you describe it somebody who thinks about a disused day today how would you describe the scale of the challenge for the nhs so what we have essentially been trying today eight buck history sale at 2010 obviously on the back of fla an economic crisis following the recession government had a big deficit miss trying to cut that and protectee it their health service from the full force of eyes and public spending cuts but what that meant was their health spending over the last.
"nhs" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful
"An awareness of of of escape people's notice the nhs is isn't feels like it's in a real crisis you've got the sort of not just went up russia's but in a winter crisis operations canceled massive pressure on a unease uh nazis who are leaving the profession and i think a daily things is just the i think people from all parties have said this isn't just a normal you know normal this isn't just a full of while this is what happens in a wood to this is much more serious than that and i think you're a year for me it's not that mysterious the nhs is the head of the lost six seven years it's it's kind of were set of increases in terms of financial settlement about wh i think he's about one percent a year in real terms and historically used to be more thoughtful real fallujah and so i do think it's that mysterious as to why it's happened on an we've also i think it's feds say had to quote lov messages from junior doctors nurses others sank please talk about the nhs said i think you know i think we owe it to two overs to patients but also to them to talk about this and and just talk about will what can be done and when we look for reasons to be cheerful basically it but basically the answer as money so it's kind of figuring out how to get more funds to the nhs i think that's partly what we want to talk about today and i think i think it's important to what we're going to do is going to get a view from the front line from dr hanna barham brown who's a junior doctor working emergency medicine on our way i think is important to solve get that sensible what's it really like day today at the moment and house a different from before that we're going to be hearing from need to charlesworth who is the director of research and economics at.
"nhs" Discussed on The Bugle
"This is why it's a good life you have you talked about it easy to orlando strong lira which will be there was a shark ups presume the usually is is that it all the of so follow you correctly your your assertion you is that we should take dates out of history oh that israel i say to us it is not the most important thing so rough it's time now chris full top story this week and the top story this week if you hold ten sixty six was plaid's welcome to 2018 britain is in crisis particularly the nhs are which we we strong with generally in this country who here likes the idea of not dying of the first significant illness they get it was a jet there we see the root of the problem vats lanes the nhs is more expensive walls and people's the accepted illness that gold guifa put them now we won't live as long as possible exactly so my personal view is that you know to get it we need a three strikes and you're out system your and out three three goes on the nhs and you'll see people will not waste their jp saw him with the continent if you're playing or even let a heart attack you saw the review system wouldn't it you've got three goes so you will host of hewlett will heart attack i don't know why.
"nhs" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"Hello welcome to kofi how shops the spectators plus kupu cost to are two stories you can rely on the nia that one's about rail thyroid is and the nhs health crisis and here's discussed both all katie boos on isabelle hoffmann says while wearing lost about the nhs health crisis again dominating the headlines is this actually a crisis do you think i think there's a big serious question about the longterm sustainability if the nhs in terms the services it currently provides free at the point of access and this question has being posed for many years but no one's really died on sort because really it involves squaring with the british public that either they're going to have to cough up a great deal more money and taxes or certain things are going to have to stop being available on the nhs in it's always much worse in winter because people are more likely to get sick and went up shaky old people and the more likely to end up in any and there's been an interesting sort of pendulum swinging the loss two days we had the times front page yesterday which was about the cost of missed appointments to to the nhs doctors saying we spent years telling patients off on that they can't miss appointments anymore we need to try and think of something else because this is causing the health service serious financial problems this is day we had jeremy hunt apologizing to patients full cancelled appointment switched to shows that there's no one coals of the problems with the nhs we always have an ageing population we have in the pieces he problem we have a a mental health crisis in one of the the key fact is actually in these missed appointments are missed psychiatric appointment so it's not a case of people just being lazy is also a case of something going wrong with people being able to get to those appointments because that over the very sick and it does look like a crisis in the longterm is it a shortterm crisis at the moment i think his aides always very easy four opposition parties t i'm over blow what was going on in a unease but it's very difficult to find a doctor who will be sanguine about the state of their emergency department or indeed there keep.
"nhs" Discussed on FT Brexit Unspun
"One other heavy it could be around eu competition law where sydney some within the nhs field that this is the case opportunity to get out from under competition law which obliges many contracts within the nhs suddenly anything above a certain costs threshold to be put out to tender and of course the role of the private sector within our uk taxpayerfunded nhs has always been very controversial in a way that i think people elsewhere in the world bats find a little odd bought it certainly is quite deep rooted in the minds of many people in the uk is absolutely rajabov and i think is not so much about privatization for lots of people in the english right just as it is about the feeling they have to jump through loss of hoops to award of contracts to anyone who might want to tender when in fact what they think they're trying to do is create a coordinated integrated care system were as much as possible is done by the same organizations but one i would say about this is it's far from a done deal the when we leave the eu we won't be bound by similar commitments in future and that could happen in two ways firstly the eu may not be keen as part of a trade deal we on with them for us to backtrack from current levels of mocked access to one of our biggest economic sectors and secondly and this is a bit more speculative but all the material that we've seen on the uk's trade deal stretch after brexit really bangs this drama of we all gained campaign to liberalise trade in services we are going to campaign to open markets to uk services now will not sit easily alongside at the same time trying to close off one of the biggest areas of government contracts in the uk to other countries healthcare providers i think a lot of people in the nhs would welcome it if those regulations could go but are not sure will be a straightforward as perhaps some think in the grand scheme of things for me the important overall question for the nhs in the brexit negotiations is can we get a deal that heads off some of.
"nhs" Discussed on FT Brexit Unspun
"Move to the uk to work ought to be involved in research will in teaching so one of the things that we're pushing for very strongly is what's called the mutual recognition of professional qualifications if we don't have that we're going to find a large number of doctors who would have worked in the nhs simply won't be able to but mock i gather this mutual recognition isn't universally popular there are a couple of areas where i think many people in the nhs would see a bit of opportunity to get off some eu regulations that they don't like that much and a couple of the most prominent on in the area of if you like regulations star where eu regulation has always been greatly welcomed his regulations manchester off is the provision that it puts in connection with our duty to recognize professional qualifications from elsewhere in the eu for example that means that we can't necessarily test the clinical skills of eu migrants come here to work says nurses in the way that the nursing regulation in the uk would like an on the flip side that because we have to comply with what other european regulates want recognize nursing courses in the uk have to meet certain criteria for example the khambiev accelerated to be fit into a shorter period of time other or any other areas way you think the nhs could benefit from being outside the eu so this this directive called the working time directive which limits the hours work workers can work in a week mostly to 48 and the application of that to the nhs over the last fifteen years or so as a pretty major effect on the way the medicine works especially of more junior levels and there's a perception that it's kind of undermined the ability of junior doctors to basically by working heroically long hours similtaneously work in caring for patients as well as getting a let training and i think a loss of docs as in the hs particularly those who remember an older generation would see a bit of a chance to go back to the old way of working with potentially see that as a way to address some of the workforce shortfalls in that chess moment now the kind of health warning the palme.
"nhs" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"Or something which could basically transform the nhs in five or ten years of fundamental belief is there in the medium to longterm digital what we fundamentally transformational in where the healthcare is delivered both in the acute sector but also in primary a to longterm jumping what ten years fifteen years 10year fifty horizons it'll fundamentally transform the way the way that healthcare is consumed by the population we shouldn't forget the power of the nhs internationally as well and their organisations luck my phillips that looks at the nhs and sees a fantastic will class organization the we can actually work with within the uk to actually deliver some tremendous breakthroughs and where the healthcare is delivered and not to use that as a advantage to uk plc internationally in terms of delivering growth and prosperity for the country as well so not only can we actually deliver a better healthcare system we can also actually fuel growth who in the uk economy tara certainly there are more take developers in london now been there are in silicon valley so surely won't be any chance with the investment we should be able to nurture new technology as well as by at has been completed by the company sna and that's the reason that we sat up digital health tools london which is a cabaret shen across london with a three act and how science net lacks mad city and a day stack them outside centers as well to try make it much simpler if a great stitched lie dares to scale across the capital we are just claes in the first year of aarp accelerator programme which has taken thirty one of the best companies and given a very structured support was like go thing governor we don't give them money naturally gommorah we give them a priceless package of support instead and the money that we do have we spend in to support the nhs roy is actually we think it's that way round and so to the people on the program that we've just ask the net promote scorn at slightly higher than amazon apple the people you talking that earlier so i think the company's feel wellsupported and we really delighted that one of the patient innovators who came up he hacked his and cost me back.
"nhs" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"Welcome to especially because he has chance for these this is going to talk about the nhs and technology now the two had a fairly tortured relationship in the past to there is that ten million pounds spent nhs it system it didn't quite work out the way people thought been recently the cyberattack vitesse parts of the nhs paralysed the nhs is massive organization if it gets technology right the gains could be huge so why has our health service founded suharto reform in the way that other industries have done what if anything can help i am joined now by professor tony yung the very first director of innovation for nhs england by tara dernley who is the chief executive of health innovation networks which has been set up by the nhs to accelerate the use of technology and by neil measure of the chief executive of philips which is kindly sponsored this podcast so if i can start with you professor young now you're the first innovation director the nhs has ever had now i remember talking to simon stevens just before he became chief executive of the nhs and he was saying that the technology opportunity was absolutely huge here you have the nhs were the biggest organizations on the planet but has barely begun the youth technology in the ways that other industries hov certainly it's quite far behind this murray can counterparts which is where he used to work now he sought technology as a brilliant opportunity to get better nhs care for not very much more money.
"nhs" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"The nhs has for decades had a waiting list let me tell you what's happening and this is before it really begins to collapse nhs doctors routinely this is all backed up with faxes from forbes magazine any chase doctors routinely conceal from patients information about innovative new therapies that the nhs does not pay for as to not distress upset or confused them this charlie guard come to mind terminally ill terminally ill patients are now classified as quote close to death so the nhs does not have to provide any kind of life support or end of life uh uh benefits we must be the very definition of jeff panels yes it is it is it's just the beginning when you're saying if you are having hip surgery and use be you smoke or you are horribly overweight all they have to do is just if you think there's going to be like oh well that one eighty scientifically that was the number know the only number that they care about is three point two six billion that exists so if everybody got their weight under thirty of the b m i they will reduce it and say only those who have a bmi of twenty five the nhs expert.