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Sharing My World 13-12-2021

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World.

What is your opinion of the state of health care in your country? Adequate or inadequate? What could be done to improve it?
I reckon it’s pretty good. I’ve never had any complaints. There are delays etc for some things and it’s generally understaffed but at the start of the year when I had blood pressure issues they were all over it with all sorts of tests and whatnot. I even sent my GP surgery a box of choccie biccies for Christmas last week to say thanks – they’ve all been so friendly and smiling this whole time.

And, of course, it’s all completely free (paid for through “National Insurance” – about 12% of salary plus employer contribution). I do pay for prescriptions but I get as many as I need for just over £100/year so nothing compared to the actual cost.

To improve it? As with many things – more money. Though it already costs the government over £150bn a year. And if you don’t like it, you can always “go private” and pay for health care, though most British people wouldn’t even consider that. It’s very expensive!

What are two words that describe you best?
Largely inconsequential.

Do you have a morning routine? If so, what it’s like?
Yes. Most people with “standard” 9-5 jobs will. Get up, get ready for work, commute two metres from the couch to the desk…

What’s something that really makes your blood race?
Woohoo! Nudge nudge wink wink… um, I mean, nothing, really.

Do you enjoy singing festive songs during Christmas?
Nope.

‘Nuff said.

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  1. December 19, 2021 at 8:52 am

    ha – fun replies – however – not sure I agree with “Largely inconsequential” – no way draliman – the two words should be
    uniquely important

    🙂

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    • December 19, 2021 at 5:15 pm

      “Uniquely important” – yeah, I like that 🙂

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      • December 19, 2021 at 6:01 pm

        Well also need to add that as a talented writer you are in a special group of folks so contribute so much – they can’t really use only two words to describe them – haha

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  2. December 19, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Those were nice answers Draliman, but I agree with the Purrior on the third answer😺Pawkisses for a Relaxed Sunday🐾😽💞

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  3. December 19, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Yes,,,what Prior said. Tsk task.
    However I sure wish we had your insurance here.

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    • December 19, 2021 at 5:17 pm

      It’s more of a tax really. Now I’m having to take two tablets a day for my blood pressure, I’m sure it’s paying for itself!

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  4. GP
    December 19, 2021 at 11:58 am

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  5. December 19, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Remind me – who are you?

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  6. December 19, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    This comment is largely inconsequential…

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    • December 19, 2021 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry, did you say something…

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  7. December 19, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    My morning commute: from the kitchen (aka studio) to 14 footsteps to the computer.
    (I think you should change your description to significantly essential.)

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    • December 19, 2021 at 5:19 pm

      Ten more footsteps than me. Not sure I could cope with that 🙂

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  8. December 19, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks Alistair for Sharing Your World! Largely inconsequential? Pah. Try Hysterically funny….well at least that’s what you are to me. 😉 No Christmas tunes here then. It’s all good. Some of the rest of us overplay those things enough for everybody. You are the third or fourth British citizen I’ve heard from, and the others had a far more dire opinions of the state of the NHS. It sounds like it works better than ours over here – private, all the time, and damn do we pay for that! Prescriptions are out of freakin’ sight as to cost (the important ones anyway, you can get the inconsequential ones for pretty cheap or even free for a while). But if they actually DO something (the medication) then let’s price it so high, that the patient gets a nosebleed trying to pay for it. Yeah. 🙄 Have a merry week whatever you get up to! ⛄

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    • December 19, 2021 at 5:22 pm

      We Brits do like to complain! I’m sure if we realised quite how much certain things cost, like a C-Section or a heart bypass for example, which we get for free, we’d be happier with the NHS!
      I was annoyed at suddenly having to pay for 2 tablets a day for blood pressure this year, but I bet they cost more than £100 a year in reality…

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