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by Lowri
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Pros/cons: working as a newly qualified in private hospital?
Replies: 19
Views: 10020

Re: Pros/cons: working as a newly qualified in private hospi

But Labour are hardly free from blame in all this! Under whose jurisdiction was it that marketisation was properly ramped up in the NHS? When the PFIs which still cripple the trusts who had to buy into them were established?

Sorry, but Labour are not blameless.
by Lowri
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Tax Refunds Wider Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 10188

Re: Tax Refunds Wider Discussion

Frankly, I'm a bit disappointed by people's responses to the OP here. I get that it's not nice to feel you've done something others might frown on, and I get that the natural human response is to justify one's actions and even go so far as to 'shame' (I,e. Cast into an out gruop) a person who is ide...
by Lowri
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 151974

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

I've heard of success from my and another cohort to the tune of about £2000- though apparently this has been different between years. As far as I know, they needed a letter from our HR to confirm employment over the three years (we've graduated). Unpopular as this is, I am personally pro paying as m...
by Lowri
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Psychologists against austerity
Replies: 3
Views: 2870

Re: Psychologists against austerity

I'm interested in how this joins up with the political parties' policies / manifestos...

And also, just to note the website talks of meetings but no town / post code (I'm assuming London - but I dint want to have to assume!)... Great ideas
by Lowri
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Structure/timetable of week at your clinical course
Replies: 18
Views: 9815

Re: Structure/timetable

Newcastle's one day a week study throughout training (on Friday for all but for a few exceptions because of supervisors' times etc)... First year: 2 teaching (Mon, Tues), 2 placement days (Weds, Thurs) Second year (after Jan): 1 teaching day (Mon), 3 placement days (Tues, Weds, Thurs) No blocks - li...
by Lowri
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Anyone know about supported living?
Replies: 4
Views: 2816

Re: Anyone know about supported living?

Just while others reply - because I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert on this - but my first thought was that any walk outs would probably come under the euphemistic heading of "placement breakdown" and whether the person gets re-housed will depend on stuff like the local authority's bud...
by Lowri
Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: OH Checks
Replies: 5
Views: 3576

Re: OH Checks

Just wrote a whole spiel, about implications of having difficulties with a label and working in clinical etc etc (believe me, it was fascinating and erudite and deep)... But then my computer went and deleted it. Twice. So suffice to say, though different Occy Health depts make different efforts in r...
by Lowri
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Work After Clinical Course
Replies: 11
Views: 5519

Re: Work After Clinical Course

The other side is, of course, that there are jobs for people to take when they need them. Our trust has employed a tiny fraction of our cohort, despite everyone (bar one or two) wanting to stay in the area. Another thought I'm aware of, though, is that trainees aren't 'dead weight' for three years -...
by Lowri
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Healthcare support worker in mental health
Replies: 7
Views: 4538

Re: Healthcare support worker in mental health

... more rights in that you have legally protected rights, that's what I meant. But also, you know how people are often in hospital 'voluntarily' but under threat of being Sectioned the second they try to leave...!
by Lowri
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Healthcare support worker in mental health
Replies: 7
Views: 4538

Re: Healthcare support worker in mental health

Definitely - I totally, wholeheartedly agree! But just to hijack the thread a little :) ... At least "mental disordered" is almost "accurate" in a way other terms, like "patient" or "service user", aren't (insofar as any shorthand can be accurate)... to earn the protections and rights granted by bei...
by Lowri
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Healthcare support worker in mental health
Replies: 7
Views: 4538

Re: Healthcare support worker in mental health

But is it not the language of the Mental Health Act? http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/200 ... l-disorder
by Lowri
Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Teeside announce internship route to their DClin training
Replies: 50
Views: 19611

Re: Teeside announce internship route to their DClin trainin

Are you a member of the BPS and DCP? I'm not saying they're absolutely excellent, but they are ours for the changing - if we contribute! I can't help but think these issues feed into a bigger question about the different needs of training courses, NHS providers and candidates - but that's also a top...
by Lowri
Sun May 25, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Have you thought about becoming a psychiatrist?
Replies: 42
Views: 24555

Re: Have you thought about becoming a psychiatrist?

But surely there's something about the meaning of metal health as understood /promulgated by the different professions, at least in theory? As I understand it (maybe naively), the two believe rather different things about what 'mental health problems' ARE. In medical training, the emphasis on body, ...
by Lowri
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: psychopathology
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

Re: psychopathology

Gosh! Well, I must say I was taken aback (though, admittedly, not surprised) by this reply. I have a desire to call you on it, Maven, and express my extreme dismay at the tone of the comment. Though the style ad content of the original post didn't suit my taste, I thought it presented an interesting...
by Lowri
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Right to complain
Replies: 20
Views: 8227

Re: Right to complain

It's funny, but I find this sort of discussion really frustrating. For me, the key point is someone felt frustrated, spotted a way people were being treated in a way that people's needs were being overlooked and a way that a policy was being disregarded (although the policy did, as ever, helpfully i...