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Credit to Otis Mack! Jeremy Hunt Exposed! [Apr. 27th, 2016|06:14 pm]
In 2005 that HUNT co-authored a book entitled ‘Direct Democracy’. It said that the NHS "fails to meet public expectations" and is "no longer relevant in the 21st century”. It called for the NHS to be replaced by a new system of health provision in which people would pay money into personal health accounts, which they could then use to shop around for care from public and private providers. Similar to the USA. On 11th. March 2015 just before the General election when all the polls suggested that the Tories would lose, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt signed one of the biggest privatisation contracts in the history of the NHS worth £780m. He wanted to ensure that these were in place before the election. The sales to a total of 11 private firms, some with dubious records, are intended to help hospitals tackle the backlog of patients waiting for surgery and tests. The companies involved are:- • Circle Health Ltd [large donors to the Tory Party. Recently pulled out of the contract to run the NHS Hinchingbrooke Hospital due to repeated failure to meet standards] • Alliance Medical Ltd [also in January 2015 awarded a 10-year contract to run scans across Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Liverpool, and Lancashire despite the fact that the NHS Trust that runs Royal Stoke University Hospital in Staffordshire put together a consortium with other NHS hospitals to enter what they called a “competitive bid”]. • Care UK Clinical Services Ltd [large donors to the Tory Party. Had NHS contracts on 2 care homes suspended due to poor standard.] • Vanguard Healthcare Solutions [recently sacked by Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset for incompetence in performing eye surgery. Is facing legal action] Colbalt Unit Appeal Fund Diagnostic World Ltd Inhealth Ltd Medical Imaging Partnership Ltd Nuffield Health Ramsay Health Care UK Regents Park Cardiovascular Solutions JEREMY HUNT TRACK RECORD In 2009, Hunt had to repay £9,500 of taxpayers’ cash in claims for his second home expenses. In 2010, Hunt gave a civil service job to the daughter of a friend, a Conservative Lord who’d been the director of one of Hunt’s companies. In 2010, as Sports Minister Hunt blamed ‘hooligans’ for the 1989 Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool fans died, a third of them children or teenagers. In 2010, Hunt was caught hiding behind a tree trying to avoid being spotted going into a private dinner with the Murdoch’s. In 2012, Hunt and his advisors were caught leaking sensitive information to Rupert Murdoch’s office when Hunt was supposed to be handling the company’s bid to take over BSkyB. In 2012, Hunt was caught dodging more than £100,000 in tax in a property deal. In 2012, Hunt was in charge of the Olympics security fiasco, in which he paid millions of taxpayers’ money to private company G4S who were so incompetent the army and police had to step in. In 2013, the British Medical Association said Hunt displayed “complete ignorance” after saying he thought the abortion limit should be changed to 12 weeks. In 2013, Hunt used £4,000 of taxpayers’ money to pay for language lessons so he could learn his Chinese lover’s language.
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Hello from Rio! [Jul. 25th, 2015|08:55 pm]
Just a quick note to say LA-aside, my travels are going well. Undecided whether I will do a solo group tour again but I guess that decision is weighed against how badly I want to go to said destination/whether I can be bothered to organise transfers and internal flights etc in another language. Rio is amazing, Uruguay and Paraguay were surprise late additions and I can´t wait to come back to South America again. Leaving for Vancouver tomorrow :)
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sponsor me pls - it's headshave time x [May. 4th, 2015|08:08 am]
I'm raising money for Phase Worldwide (Practical Help Achieving Self Empowerment Worldwide) and Diabetes UK. Please share and sponsor me at www.virginmoneygiving.com/SajiniWijetilleka
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*hugs* [Jan. 23rd, 2015|04:03 am]
I'm in SL, waiting for a flight to India. Want to send massive hugs and well wishes to the few of you going through difficult times.

Take care and I will be thinking of you.

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Procreastination station [Nov. 25th, 2014|08:17 pm]
Supposed to be writing a presentation for Thursday. So so so so so bored by the latest guidelines on Acromegaly (hormone disease). EW.
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I have better news.. [May. 12th, 2014|10:34 pm]
I am a redhead again and I absolutely love it. It is L!ve so it is fading to pink. Just as well I am only seeing patients tomorrow. I'll be at the conference in Devon this week and annifa is kindly hosting me for one night. So much to tell you but none of it uber-exciting. Just pleasant stuff to counteract the badness.

I also found a nice house to live in - £390pcm (all bills excl gas and elec) - the other housemate is away 6 days out of 7. She is 65 or something but that doesn't bother me. She is v.clean and tidy. And fifteen minutes bus ride to work <3
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February [Feb. 25th, 2013|09:14 pm]
..has been a productive month. Two conferences, one training day, one exam organised and conducted, really good appraisal from my boss and audit project off the ground. Regretfully I can't sit my exit exam this year as two of my colleagues will be doing so.

My birthday oncall weekend started off rubbishly as my OOH colleague called in sick. I was covering both her duties and mine when my boss felt sorry for me and called his friends to take her weekend duties over. Consequently the weekend improved. Friday, the juniors bought me a b'day cake. The night reg came in with Lancome Juicy Tubes for me. Jiexing and I went out for a drink. Saturday saw Ed, Richard and myself pop out for beer and gin. Sunday I had McD's breakfast with Noush, Zak's chicken with the juniors for lunch (my treat) and Indian for dinner with Ed, Richard and Jiexing. Successful weekend when you get on with the rest.

I celebrated my b'day with the family on 16/2 - tasty Chinese meal. My brother got me a gorgeous Chanel purse, my sister a DKNY work bag and my mum diamonds. My dad is yet to buy his present. I celebrated the end of the oncall weekend with a spa day, followed by waxing and hair colour - semi gloss and blow dry. I also had lunch for one and tried home waxing with minimal success. I'm looking forward to my b'day tea and pubcrawl this weekend and the fun and games that lie in March (oncall weekend, 2 trips to Manchester for exams/courses, acute medicine day, two gigs - Damage and RNB allstars and a hen do to plan).

Any of you got home waxing or Copenhagen tips? They're my two projects atm - my abstracts got accepted at the European Endocrine Conference and work gave me clearance to go :) 
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Ohaio Gozaimas! [Jul. 13th, 2012|12:26 pm]
Saj is in Japan. Overall verdict - pleasant but disappointing. Positives - food。
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ArtPianos Gig - 5th of May [May. 1st, 2012|04:00 pm]
Who: ArtPianos: Irena Powell and Małgorzata Jackowska - a Krakowian piano duo taking on modern classics.

What: Gershwin: An American in Paris
Grainger: Two Musical Relics of My Mother
Grainger: Fantasy on Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
Marquez: Danzón no.2
Gnattali: Brasiliana no.8
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileras no 1

When: Saturday 5th May 2012; Doors open 630.

Where: Schott Music Recital Room - 48, Great Marlborough St, London, W1F 7BB

Why: Fantastic piano duo playing some excellent modern pieces for £10/£7 (concs) - come along and support their UK tour.
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Imperial College Study Seeks Female Volunteers [Mar. 5th, 2012|02:51 pm]


Are you a women aged 18-40, who has not had a period AND is not taking contraceptive medication for the last 4 months?

At Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals in West London, we are trying to understand how periods are controlled by studying the effects of a natural hormone called Kisspeptin-54 which all healthy people need to be fertile.

We think understanding more about it could help us find better ways to treat fertility problems in the future.

You would need to attend 4 visits lasting 8 hours each, and would receive £500 expenses.

Please contact Risheka Ratnasabapathy for information: kisspeptin@imperial.ac.uk or 07530 973811.

This study has been approved by the Ethics Committee
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