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    Study into the NHS: NHS haemorrhaging nurses due to many finding better opportunities abroad, including many EU nationals going back home or elsewhere.

    They may say it's due to the 'b' word () but it's just as likely the poor pound to euro exchange rate meaning other EU job offer paying better than UK ones. Then factor in the living expenses, particularly accommodation and not hard to see why Eastern Europe may be getting more popular with East Europeans.

    Summed up by a recently graduated nurse who says better living conditions abroad and she is tempted to follow others she knows who have taken the decision to go working abroad.

    Ends up in a death spiral where the younger upwardly mobile (not tied down with kids or a mortgage, they can't afford one while house prices are ridiculously high) nurses leave, the older ones retire after 55 (more pressure on the pension ponzi scheme ), and the remaining nurses are overworked and stressed out so either leave or their health suffers and they need to book themselves in with their colleagues for treatment. The NHS bed shortage problem is all the sick nurses taking them, probably.

    So when an organisation relies on too many 'short term' resources they are mismanaging themselves into a crisis. Seen it myself at a clientco reliant on contractors, money ran out to pay for the extra expense, ended up outsourcing large parts of the company and making many of the remaining permies redundant. All because they put short term budgeting before long term prospetity, i.e. bad management.

    The government solution: Tax the contractors to incentivise them take the crappy permie jobs, and bring in more foreign 'permies' that are really disguised contractors who will up sticks when a better opportunity presents itself aboad. In meantime consultancies fleece the clients to fill the shortfall.

    The real solution: Lower the cost of living so local population willing to do the jobs at current pay rates and less need to rely on foreign sources of workers.
    Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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    The government’s solution (that got the NHS into this problem) was PFI.
    Put in by the boomers, being paid for by everyone else.

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    They need to encourage more men into the profession. Making the uniforms a bit more manly would help also, something from star trek would be cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    The government’s solution (that got the NHS into this problem) was PFI.
    Put in by the last "Socialist" Government, being paid for by everyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    John Major was a socialist?
    I think you will find that the Lion's share of PFI initiatives were put in during the Bliar years. Mind you, I expect you were still at school back then and dealing with Acne issues rather than political ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    I think you will find that the Lion's share of PFI initiatives were put in during the Bliar years. Mind you, I expect you were still at school back then and dealing with Acne issues rather than political ones.

    Blair and Brown's magic money tree.

    Blair defends PFI as NHS trusts face bankruptcy - Telegraph

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    Private Finance Initiative: where did all go wrong? - Telegraph

    Why were they so popular?
    PFI deals became popular in government from
    the end of the 1990s, under the then chancellor Gordon Brown
    , because they allowed ministers to secure large sums to invest in popular projects, such as new schools and hospitals, without paying any money up front.

    Repayments are made over a long time scale, usually between 25 and 30 years but occasionally as long as 60 years, but at a high rate of interest.

    That meant that large debts were stored up for future taxpayers – which now have to be repaid.

    Under a Treasury sleight of hand, PFI debts do not form part of the deficit balance sheet.
    FAO WTFH the next time he removes his head from his arse and reads up on some facts that have thus far escaped the catchment area of his no-frills radar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    Private Finance Initiative: where did all go wrong? - Telegraph



    FAO WTFH the next time he removes his head from his arse and reads up on some facts that have thus far escaped the catchment area of his no-frills radar!

    FAO Liarboy, next time you choose to selectively quote, remember that if you include the link, everyone can read the first line of the story that you chose to leave out as it would mean you knew i was right.

    What is PFI?
    PFI deals were invented in 1992 by the Conservative government led by Sir John Major
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    FAO Liarboy, next time you choose to selectively quote, remember that if you include the link, everyone can read the first line of the story that you chose to leave out as it would mean you knew i was right.
    You really do make it particularly easy to portray you as the perennial dullard that your half-baked logic continually shows you to be.

    You selectively cling to meaningless scraps of data that do nothing more than outline to the wider audience just what it was that prompted you to grab hold of the wrong end of any particular stick.

    Spectacularly failing to realise that such snippets are merely irrelevant precursors to the main body of evidence that blows giant holes in what passes for your flimsy argument.

    Seriously, just stick to trying to be a "mod".
    Anything else, like active participation on any intellectual threads that stray into anything more complex than shove halfpenny, just leaves you particularly exposed to ridicule.

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    When did it start to go wrong?

    Even as far back as ten years ago unions began to give dire warnings about the future cost to the country of PFI schemes.
    FYI.............That would have been entirely under your beloved "New Liebour's" jurisdiction.

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