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A K-W writes:
As a grateful beneficiary of the excellent Public Health Service in France - accessible, affable and quick to act I watch the systematic, and Tory ideology driven, death by a thousand cuts to justify privatization, of the NHS with dismay!
To make matters worse there appears to be the “general” indifference of a general public that seems to accept that “clapping” for the NHS is equivalent to “fighting” for the NHS!

IT IS NOT!
Don’t be “gaslighted”!
Healthcare is a right not a privilege!
Anything but Tory!
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If you think seeing a GP is tough, unfortunately it is about to get so much worse...

Here is a thread why, and spoilers, it is going to be controversial as it goes along 🧵⤵️

1/x
Firstly, General Practice was in a difficult place before COVID happened and pivoted overnight to create remote access to keep patients safe.

It then delivered the majority of the national 'World beating' vaccination scheme. 2/x
There were definitely changes in access, much of it dictated by @NHSEngland and infection control policies which are still in practice still in some way, and vilified by certain parts of the media 3/x
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The Healthcare system in UK gets me pissed sometimes!! If you’re not literally dying!!! You will be placed on a long as*s queue! I don’t understand the Triage sometimes! You really don’t want to be sick here! especially if you don’t have family! So better rest.
The burden on the NHS is too heavy! Seems healthcare integration ain’t working so well either… because everyone just wants to come to tertiary hospitals!

If you need faster response for minor cases, please ring /visit your GP! They’re there to also relieve the NHS hospitals
#NHS from the little experience I had working in the A&E there are patients occupying bays that don’t even need to be there, while those who really need it be literally crying for help 🤦🏻‍♀️… ngl, I get confused by the whole system sometimes. It really does favors the Older pts
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1/8 Britain's not working
@lu_hiam & I have been looking at the health-related workforce crisis in 🇬🇧 @bmj_latest
bmj.com/content/378/bm…
2/8 Last week @jburnmurdoch published an extraordinary analysis @FT showing 🇬🇧 unique among industrialised countries in not getting pandemic-related loss of workers from ill health back to work. This should have been headline news
ft.com/content/c333a6…
3/8 Part of this likely due to #LongCOVID - see new report from @TheIFS
ifs.org.uk/publications/1…
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#THREAD

It was first reported in 2020 that John Penrose, Tory MP husband of Dido Harding, is linked to free-market group 1828 which has called for the #NHS to be replaced by an insurance system. Apparently he is “delighted” to join its advisory board.

mirror.co.uk/news/politics/…
In 2019, the good people at Ducksoap warned us about the 1828 group, calling it an IEA creation: "a secretly funded right-wing (Tufton St) political lobby group", & yet another platform for anti-society anti-human pro-exploitation reckless philosophy of extreme free-marketeers.
"Another opportunity to grab airtime from complicit broadcasters who pretend they are giving a voice to a different perspective when it’s the same gang of charlatans from the likes of IEA, Tax-Payers’ Alliance (TPA), Adam Smith Institute (ASI), etc."

ducksoap.wordpress.com/2019/06/29/182…
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#THREAD

Tory MPs: 357

Tory Party members: 160K

Daily Mail readers: 860K

UK Union members: 6.6 MILLION.

While nearly a quarter of UK employees are union members, this is a much lower number than in many other *MORE EQUAL* European countries.

#JoinAUnion #CostOfLivingCrisis
Nordic countries have far lower income inequality & higher trade union membership than Britain. 92.2% of workers belong to a union in Iceland & its Gini coefficient is just 26.1, compared with 41.5 in the US, where only 10.3% of workers are union members.
Over the past century, unions have successfully campaigned for a minimum wage, holiday & sickness pay, equal opportunity rights, maternity and paternity rights and a two-day weekend for British workers, among other benefits.

#JoinAUnion

theconversation.com/unions-fight-t…
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OK, why am I quote-tweeting myself and resurrecting PHE exercises that were conveniently lost/ignored/forgotten and so never made it to #Nervtag or #SAGE?
Well, frankly I'm pretty sick of the ridiculously polarising situation in the UK, which is largely due, imho, to Government.
Everything to do with the pandemic (& Brexit, Climate etc., but I'll "stay in my lane"😜) feels like this. I and my colleagues (but I am speaking for myself here) are often called such delightful things as "Lockdown Zealots" or some such, certain papers have the nerve to say I
have a "leftist" view of science...well, maybe I do if it means I don't like the thought of disadvantaged groups suffering, fine. I digress...
Equally, there are views from the opposite standpoint, and deliberate anti-vax aside, this is to be debated and reasoned, not just a
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BEWARE: 55 Tufton Street! (Civitas) has produced a report saying the UK has the most expensive & 2nd worse health system after the US BUT Tufton St Civitas admits they've included COVID expenditure, Test, Trace & Isolate in their calculations (without saying it's £37 BILLION!)
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Im watching #UnvaccinatedDocumentary and prior to having a #vaccineinjury i would have been right on board with Hannah Fry.

But theres so far been a couple things that i realise are scientific narratives that arent really true
1. Fry said the ONLY way we know something is caused by the vaccine is monitoring it to see if it occurs above expected levels

This isnt true & a mathematician shouldve been more accurate. Such studies determine whether POPULATION risk is increased (still not necessarily causal)
But do not tell us whether INDIVIDUAL harm is causal.

It actually doesnt matter at a population level for individuals, which makes risk quantification difficult.

Eg i might be the only UK vax injured with pulmonary emboli
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This German article has almost the entire 🍕crowd

manager-magazin.de/finanzen/artik…

"Facebook pioneer Peter Thiel invests in coronavirus antibodies
Paypal founder Peter Thiel joins AbCellera in Canada. The German VC investor Christian Angermayer and Uma Thurman are also there."
"Leading biotech investors and Peter Thiel's (52) Founders Fund are investing $105 million in the Canadian biotech start-up AbCellera. The sponsors also include the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly"

"Thiel became aware of the biotech company through the German venture capital investor Christian Angermayer . Angermayer's Presight Capital is also among the new investors."

🤔
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I'm focused on dislodging the catastrophic @Conservatives, but occasionally I'll criticise @UKLabour too: "man of integrity" @Keir_Starmer LIED to Party members during HIS #LeadershipContest when he PLEDGED to end private sector outsourcing in the #NHS.🤬

independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
I've bitten my lip because our antiquated electoral system means that @UKLabour - in some sort of electoral pact with other parties - is the ONLY feasible & realistic way of getting rid of the catastrophic Tory Govt. But imho they now need to shape up, & offer a real alternative. Image
An often voiced & imho legitimate criticism of @Keir_Starmer's @UKLabour is that while they're good at pointing out the many fault's of the catastrophic Tories, they don't offer realistic solutions & an attractive alternative.

Labour now needs to be bold:
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"“We think that the result of this investment will help 100 million African farmers, but also give a pay-back to UK farmers as well, as disease doesn’t stop at borders,” Penny Mordaunt, Britain’s international development minister, told the Thomson Reuters Fdn from Scotland."
Thomas Reuters Foundation?

Found the 🍕
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Today was Day 3, and the final day of evidence (four witnesses) in the inquest touching on the death of Robert Chaplin

Area Coroner Peter Nieto sitting at Chesterfield Coroner's Court. Mr Paul Spencer represents @Derbyshirecc and Mr Andrew Coburn represents @derbyshcft

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Usual disclaimers apply, my reporting is based on notes I've taken contemporaneously, as accurate as I am able to be.

I've not live tweeted this inquest as I had no contact with Robert's family, and I won't live-tweet without their explicit permission/invitation.

2/
My #OpenJustice reporting is crowdfunded chuffed.org/project/openju…, thank you to everyone who supports.

I report to raise awareness of the premature mortality of learning disabled and autistic people, so thank you to those of you reading and commenting too.

3/
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#THREAD

Thatcher's 11-year premiership was marked by profound polarisation, destruction of communities, rising crime, poverty & inequality, social unrest, industrial strife & high unemployment, & her divisive economic policies promoted a harmful culture of greed & selfishness.
Thatcher era closure of heavy industry resulted in increased crime rates & levels, especially that committed by young people over the following 20 years: in areas with the highest level of job losses the number receiving cautions was 21% higher than areas with the lowest rise.
Ironically for a prime minister who focussed so much on family life, Thatcher's 1980s saw the end of the traditional family unit for many.

Divorce rates reached 13.4 per 1,000 married population in 1985, although that wasn't as high as the peak of 1994 after the recession.
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Day 2 Robert Chaplin's inquest at Chesterfield Coroners Court today.

You can read about Day 1 here

Today we heard evidence from the Registered Manager at the Morewood Centre, a Community Psychiatric Nurse and a Service Manager #OpenJustice

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Area Coroner Peter Nieto was sitting.

Robert's mum wasn't in court today.

Mr Paul Spencer was representing @Derbyshirecc and Mr Andrew Coburn was representing @derbyshcft

@CareQualityComm are an interested person, but were not in court, for the second day running

2/
[There is no requirement for IPs to be in court, but I'd think given their regulatory function, and the seriousness of what occurred that @CareQualityComm would at the very least attend to hear the evidence from the Registered Manager, but they were not present]

3/
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Operation Holitna was a police investigation into a worldwide network of child predators
dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/sou…
The Daily Mail featured one of the cases in 2013:
archive.ph/9ZXuS

"An investigation that began in Milford in 2010 — expanded to Europe & beyond —has returned back to where it originally started: the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,' said Bruce Foucart, special agent.. "
In Amsterdam:

2010: "64 babies abused in Amsterdam nurseries, one of which was next door to the "Baby Porn" unit of the paedocriminal Zandvoort network. Marc Dutroux revealed that horror before his arrest."
fondationprincessedecroy.eu/001-zandvoort_…

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Just IN: More than 100 #FGM Victims In #Liverpool Seen By #NHS Services Last Year🤦🏾
#uk: More than 100 victims of female genital mutilation were seen by NHS services in Liverpool in the year to March, new figures show.
NHS Digital figures show around 130 FGM #survivors in the NHS
Liverpool CCG area were seen by health professionals in the year to March – up from roughly 90 the year before.
Of these, approximately 100 were having their injuries reported for the first time.
Only approximate numbers are recorded in the #data to prevent the identification of
individual women.
Across England, roughly 6,380 #women who attended GP practices or other health services were identified as having undergone FGM in 2021-22 – and around 2,735 were newly-identified individuals.
In the UK, FGM has been banned since 1985.
#uk #BorisJohnson #Johnson
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The impact of #racism on maternal health & early life #RHOConf22

@LaurieZephyrin

Systemic & structural determinants of health & effect of #intersectionality for women of colour #SDOH

Black mothers more likely to die than white mothers for >100yrs

The five whys as a framework
#RHOConf22 the landscape is changing
@LaurieZephyrin

Imp of community partners, integration of social needs - new opportunities for the #ICS

Introducing panel @TeamCMidO, Dr Daghni Rajasingam, @MumsandTea and @BenashNaz 💙

Take the woman with you & have the will to act
Data obscures the human experience

Strategy based on #ProportionateUniversalism at scale and intensity equal to the level of need

Focus on #racist behaviour and who listens to who @TeamCMidO

@MumsandTea recommends data sets and ethnic coding “what gets measured gets done”
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1/ Last week, UK government announced support for healthcare workers absent with Long Covid will end

Workers who risked their life to care for the nation now face ill-health, loss of career & financial destitution

@shaun_qureshi & I write for @guardian theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
2/ 100k in debt, and a decade of study later, I qualified as a doctor in spring 2020.

To help my colleagues at a time of national crisis, I volunteered to start work early at the beginning of the pandemic.
3/ I contracted Covid in November 2020 after being deployed to a COVID ward.

Inadequacies in PPE left me exposed to a known deadly airborne virus.

Even today, failures in PPE policy continue daily to put the lives and health of UK healthcare workers at unnecessary risk.
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Having fun with cyberstalking #UKGOV, attacking organisations, universities & individuals connected to the justice system, UK #military against #NCSC, treating #intelligence & #GCHQ as jokes to your 15- 20 yrs malicious #hacking for #China & #Russia inside #Britain, @Animez_UK?01
Converting #traditional crime to cyber-enabled crime and becomes a malicious #cyberattacker against the UK, for

1- #financial income,
2- #sexual desire and #harassment with #pornography sent to #women,
3- attacks for #politics against the #UKGOV.

@Animez_UK @NCSC

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1st stage- early life:
-Experienced #exclusion/#discrimination.
-Didn’t learned to communicate with #women.
-favours #authoritarianism.
-enjoys to #control targeted women & whom against his will.
- Expresses hidden #hatred & #violence on through cyberattacks.

@Animez_UK @NCSC Image
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" Nicole Junkermann (Nicole Brachetti Peretti) Owkin have announced that they have received a $180 million investment from Sanofi ", says Junkermann bot ImageImage
"On June 16th 2019, Nicole Junkerman’s NJF holdings website issued an article under the title “London Hospital’s Could Offer Patient Data to Google-backed AI Startup in a Bid to Develop Better Drugs.” It was exactly as I had expected. "
The convoluted title was celebrating the fact that OWKIN had already been promised #NHS patient data, and they’re already confidently announcing it to their investors, and their other associates"

archive.ph/ytfGM
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1/ #HerotoZero Health and care staff, demand FFP3 or down tools.

Do not risk your life or health. Employers have a legal duty under the Health & Safety at Work Act to provide safe working environments.

Protect yourself. No one will protect you if you fall. 👇🏼🧵
2/ You will not be protected if you fall unwell. Long COVID is growing in prevalence and is currently absent of treatment or cure. NHS workers who develop Long COVID will NOT be financially supported. independent.co.uk/news/health/go…
3/ Failures in PPE policy and provision have, throughout this pandemic, placed the lives of health and care workers at risk.
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" The Arkansas-based Tier 1 Group, which is owned by the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, run by Steve Feinberg" 🧵 👇
2018 archived post:

"Trump hires Stephen Feinberg of Cerberus Capital and DynCorp chain to lead intelligence advisory board. Apart from everything else, what's that about the sell off of blood plasma from the UK to US?"
archive.ph/2yRaS
2009 art.
web.archive.org/web/2010022307…
"Cerberus Capital, one of Wall Street’s most notoriously ruthless leveraged-buyout firms (or “private equity firms” in PC-speak), recently made a $1.8 billion killing on its human plasma investment, a company called Talecris."
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