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    Do I go rock climbing tomorrow with University of London mountaineering soc, or do I go to for drinkies with first years?

    Decisions...

    Edit: also, my flatmate's on the phone to his girlfriend and I have a feeling they're breaking up. Bad times. At least my valetine's day didn't involve a break up.
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    (Original post by Jessaay!)
    Do I go rock climbing tomorrow with University of London mountaineering soc, or do I go to for drinkies with first years?

    Decisions...

    Edit: also, my flatmate's on the phone to his girlfriend and I have a feeling they're breaking up. Bad times. At least my valetine's day didn't involve a break up.
    I diddn't know there was a mountaineering soc.

    In other news, flat din dins with mohitos. Awesome.
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    Anyone know of any good pre clinical question sites other than one examination? Preferably on neuroscience.
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    (Original post by Jessaay!)
    Do I go rock climbing tomorrow with University of London mountaineering soc, or do I go to for drinkies with first years?

    Decisions...
    Erm, no contest. Since when have you been one to turn down an opportunity to drink anyway!
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    (Original post by Onychophagia)
    Erm, no contest. Since when have you been one to turn down an opportunity to drink anyway!
    This is true. :p: I was trying to save my liver and do some exercise considering I have a race next weekend, aand also considering I'm going to St George's for sportsnight tomorrow, going out on friday and next week I'm celebrating the second year intermodular week so probably going out on Monday, tuesday, wednesday and then I'm invading the Imperial medics' Circle line pub crawl on Thursday... Not to mention social tour soon.


    Oh well. the gym is overrated. So are livers. So is actually being good at a sport/academia. Drinkies it is :p:

    On another note, putting embryology on the first page was a cruel joke. My entire table groaned when they opened the paper.
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    Alcoholics in the making. :dance:
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    (Original post by win2kpro)
    Alcoholics in the making. :dance:
    Corrected.

    I'm at your union on Friday. How are drinks prices? Trying to set at least a vague budget here.
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    Lovely romantic weekend followed by romantic dinner last night, happiest I've been in a long while.

    Then we get back from dinner, I feel ill, throw up, ruin that good feeling. Gah.
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    Lovely romantic weekend followed by romantic dinner last night, happiest I've been in a long while.

    Then we get back from dinner, I feel ill, throw up, ruin that good feeling. Gah.
    *like* for sympathy haha
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    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    *like* for sympathy haha
    Haha, just moody now I'm back in London and trying to do my SSC.
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    (Original post by Mushi_master)
    Haha, just moody now I'm back in London and trying to do my SSC.
    I'll trade you your SSC to do my project ahah
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    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    I'll trade you your SSC to do my project ahah
    I think I'll pass, can't think of much worse than doing a systematic review!
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    Does anyone else find it surreal that you can see pts with different things, some of them not good, and just walk away from it all?
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    The NHS is failing to treat elderly patients in England with care, dignity and respect, an official report says.

    The Health Service Ombudsman came to the conclusion after carrying out an in-depth review of 10 cases.
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    (Original post by Wangers)
    The NHS is failing to treat elderly patients in England with care, dignity and respect, an official report says.

    The Health Service Ombudsman came to the conclusion after carrying out an in-depth review of 10 cases.
    Do you think it's not true though?
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    (Original post by Jessaay!)
    This is true. :p: I was trying to save my liver and do some exercise considering I have a race next weekend, aand also considering I'm going to St George's for sportsnight tomorrow, going out on friday and next week I'm celebrating the second year intermodular week so probably going out on Monday, tuesday, wednesday and then I'm invading the Imperial medics' Circle line pub crawl on Thursday... Not to mention social tour soon.


    Oh well. the gym is overrated. So are livers. So is actually being good at a sport/academia. Drinkies it is :p:

    On another note, putting embryology on the first page was a cruel joke. My entire table groaned when they opened the paper.
    you dont want to be in the george's bar on wednesday.. no, really.. :ahhhhh:
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    (Original post by Wangers)
    The NHS is failing to treat elderly patients in England with care, dignity and respect, an official report says.

    The Health Service Ombudsman came to the conclusion after carrying out an in-depth review of 10 cases.
    From my experience some of the personal care that elderly people get is pretty poor there just aren't enough people to provide the high level of care required when someone has poor mobility/is confused etc

    Thought I agree 10 cases isn't a huge number.
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    (Original post by randdom)
    From my experience some of the personal care that elderly people get is pretty poor there just aren't enough people to provide the high level of care required when someone has poor mobility/is confused etc

    Thought I agree 10 cases isn't a huge number.
    Having been an HCA on an elderly ward for a year, I have to agree with you. Nurses will always complain of understaffing but the problem is certainly worse on CotE, having been on other wards with consistently better staffing rates with much more inependant patients. We were always massively overstretched compared with my work in other departments, and at the end of the day it's the patients who are suffering.
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    (Original post by Jessaay!)

    On another note, putting embryology on the first page was a cruel joke. My entire table groaned when they opened the paper.
    It didn't come up on my paper and I revised it *sulks*
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Do you think it's not true though?
    You wouldn't accept a new treatment with a sample size of 10 - Well, unless you're Barry Marshall re H Pylori. I guess the point is its like saying - suppose there are 10 corrupt police officers in the Met, it dosn't mean you punish the whole lot. Yes, mistreatment or neglect is not acceptable, but to splash a widespread condemnation of the whole NHS dosn't respect or do justice to the on the whole brilliant care that the NHS does offer. But no, telling people that patients are well cared for wouldn't sell red tops.

    Treatment like that is an utter disgrace, I'm not denying that but frankly, its nonsensical to create hysteria. All that will happen is that some ivory tower nutjob will design another 'care package' or 'pathway' to 'solve' this problem. Some other sort of addmittance booklet type thing that magically makes things better. I suspect that if this does happen - and my cynicism instinct says yes - it will only make the problem worse.

    All this is actually saying is that COOP wards are generally full of patients who are doubley incontinant, possibly bed bound, possibly need feeding, and probably confused. All this leads to the need for closer care, possibly one-to-one specialing. All of this is usually done by HCAs, why? Because RNs are busy doing paperwork. Its not that they don't try (on the whole, and before nurses kick this off into another flamewar, some people in all professions are useless). This invariably means that you need more staff. There is no need for the Patient Association or the Ombudsman to tell you that - any HCA on a COOP ward could have cold you that. I wonder how much this 'research' cost.

    It really drives me up the wall how much the Keep It Simple Stupid rule applies...But no, we'll have another national outrage lasting all of 48 hours until some other celebrity becomes pregnant. Keep things in perspective people.
 
 
 
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