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by astra
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How to Apply As A NonEU Student? A Personal Account & Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

Re: How to Apply As A NonEU Student? A Personal Account & Ad

Agreed. It's a topic that people ask about quite a bit and none of us have the up to date info on it.
by astra
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 149809

Re: Any success for tax refund while training?

its a good feeling when it comes through isn't it BlueCat!?!
by astra
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9279
Views: 1639909

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. Having complained a couple of months ago about referrals not being consistent, I'm now drowning in work from various quarters. 2. Doing a 2 day CPD thing on Solution Focused therapy, first day has gone well, I can see a lot I could put into practice. I'd recommend SDS Seminars for short courses i...
by astra
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 149809

Re: Any success for tax refund while training?

But if they knew what our training salaries were and how much we got back, there'd be an outcry I'm sure. Different with lower paid employees of course, that would make a good story.
by astra
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: How long did you stay in first qualified post?
Replies: 7
Views: 5863

Re: How long did you stay in first qualified post?

Mine was a locum post and I left when a substantive post came up, which I was then in for over 10 years.
by astra
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9279
Views: 1639909

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. Noooooo! America Really????
2. I had a nice swim before coming to work.
3. It's snowing, I love snow.
4. Been really really busy just lately, appreciating a quieter week.
5. Tell me I dreamt that election result - please???
by astra
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 149809

Re: Any success for tax refund while training?

Not really a good idea to go to the media with this one.
by astra
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: The use of "consultant" as a professional title
Replies: 23
Views: 11292

Re: The use of "consultant" as a professional title

And I would still like some means by which I could be accredited to use the title Consultant.
by astra
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9279
Views: 1639909

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. I was going to take half term off, but have accidentally accepted heaps of work will have me burning the midnight oil all week just to take a couple of days off with my family :evil: 2. Only a few weeks ago I was stressing that one referral source had dried up and others were underpaying, then ou...
by astra
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Problems with regulation
Replies: 6
Views: 6188

Re: Problems with regulation

Highlights the inadequacies of the current system of regulation rather starkly! Shocking really!
by astra
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Can a conditional job offer be revoked?
Replies: 5
Views: 5031

Re: Can a conditional job offer be revoked?

I guess the point is until you have the HCPC registration you haven't met the conditions so arguably they could revoke, especially if this is taking too long from their point of view. It's a frustrating situation which could be so easily resolved if their HR would just answer the damn phone!
by astra
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 289257

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

So I'd finally found half a day clear to review a paper I'd been asked to review for a journal. I went to log on, got rejected, reset my account details, faffed around for over an hour with it, eventually got onto the "Review an article" page, looked at the "articles to review" list, it consisted of...
by astra
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: The use of "consultant" as a professional title
Replies: 23
Views: 11292

Re: The use of "consultant" as a professional title

I agree with better regulation of these things, but I do feel as job roles are changing and more people are working privately, it would be appropriate for the BPS/HCPC to think about how to accredit experience in people not working within the NHS. I had been stuck on 8a forever and left the NHS with...
by astra
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Personal Independence Payments
Replies: 6
Views: 4900

Re: Personal Independence Payments

PIP is a benefit that is paid to an individual to spend as they wish. No-one can tell you how to spend it unless you don't have capacity to manage your own money. I currently get DLA and will at some point be reassessed for PIP. It is not the same as a Personal Budget for social care, I'm not sure w...