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Taunton vaccination centre at racecourse will close on Saturday so that horse racing can go ahead.

Betting before breathing. No wonder we have the worst death rate in the world.

The horse racing industry is a major donor to the Tory Party, though...

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savvypaul wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:24 pm Taunton vaccination centre at racecourse will close on Saturday so that horse racing can go ahead.

Betting before breathing. No wonder we have the worst death rate in the world.

The horse racing industry is a major donor to the Tory Party, though...

https://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk ... g-weekend/
Surprised it is a vaccination centre as it is a right tip. Went there once, never again.
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CN211276 wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:02 pm
savvypaul wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:24 pm Taunton vaccination centre at racecourse will close on Saturday so that horse racing can go ahead.

Betting before breathing. No wonder we have the worst death rate in the world.

The horse racing industry is a major donor to the Tory Party, though...

https://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk ... g-weekend/
Surprised it is a vaccination centre as it is a right tip. Went there once, never again.
I was last there about 35 years ago...
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savvypaul wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:08 pm
CN211276 wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:02 pm
savvypaul wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:24 pm Taunton vaccination centre at racecourse will close on Saturday so that horse racing can go ahead.

Betting before breathing. No wonder we have the worst death rate in the world.

The horse racing industry is a major donor to the Tory Party, though...

https://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk ... g-weekend/
Surprised it is a vaccination centre as it is a right tip. Went there once, never again.
I was last there about 35 years ago...
1998 for me, I think.
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More governmental insanity and insensitivity.


Foreign NHS workers could be denied Covid vaccine in England
Exclusive: Guidelines at one hospital say only those with NHS number can have jab, excluding those from abroad


Foreign NHS workers treating Covid patients are at risk of being denied vaccinations because of internal guidelines about who can receive the jab, the Guardian has learned.

Documents circulated among staff at one leading hospital show vaccinators have been told they must not immunise anyone without an NHS number.

A senior source at the NHS trust said the instruction was disproportionately likely to affect foreign nurses and people from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background who had not registered with a GP. “We’re basically being told to turn away ethnic minorities and foreigners, who are fundamental to the delivery of healthcare in this country,” the source said.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said that having an NHS number should never be a precondition for the coronavirus jab. This is understood to be echoed by NHS England.

The issue has arisen due to the national immunisation vaccination system (NIVS), which the NHS uses to record details of medical staff who have been immunised.

Details cannot be uploaded without an NHS number, according to official instructions on how to use NIVS issued by NHS Digital and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

The document says that where staff do not have an NHS number “the vaccine should not be given”.

One email sent to the hospital explicitly states that overseas nurses without NHS numbers should not be vaccinated, although those from the “devolved nations” – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – can be recorded on paper.

The Guardian understands that some hospitals are working around the issue to ensure staff without NHS numbers are also being vaccinated but there are fears individuals could fall through the cracks.

Staff at one hospital set up a separate system to vaccinate workers with and without NHS numbers – but were later advised not to do so and to follow the NIVS protocol instead.

“We’ve decided that’s wrong,” said the source. “We’re vaccinating them anyway, then we’re asking them to register afterwards and we’ll put them on the system retrospectively.”

As well as NHS staff, workers employed by external contractors, such as cleaners, hospital porters and security guards, could also be passed over.

We employ, through contracts, lots of people from BAME backgrounds and recent immigrants who aren’t registered with GPs, or have never had an interaction with the health service and don’t have an NHS number,” said the source.

You’re talking security staff, porters but also student nurses coming from outside the country to work for us.”

Rachel Harrison, the national officer at the GMB union, said: “To hear workers could be denied access to vaccination because they do not have an NHS number and are not from this country is an utter disgrace. The government needs to address this immediately.”

Meanwhile, the charity Doctors of the World UK has said that letters to migrants asking for identification documents such as a passport and warning they might be charged for NHS treatment could threaten the vaccination programme.

One patient at the North West Anglia NHS foundation trust in Peterborough received a letter inviting her to attend an appointment for a second dose of the vaccine, after getting her first, which requests she brings ID such as a passport. It also includes information about who is and is not eligible for free NHS treatment.

The letter says: “The Department of Health overseas visitors charging regulations place a legal obligation on NHS trusts to establish your entitlement to free NHS treatments. NHS trusts must charge liable patients and recover costs before treatment. The onus is always on the patient to prove their eligibility for free NHS care.”

The patient said: “Hospital staff told me that all they need in order to give the vaccine is a person’s NHS number. I don’t know why they need this extra information.”

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What is it that you want?

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Ordinaryman wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:59 pm What is it that you want?
Everyone treated fairly, and equally, world peace, a unicorn in every home, and I'd kill for a slice of lemon meringue pie right now.
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I've got an apple strudel...and it is what I want.
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Strudel? Bloody EU muck. :lol:
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I put a photo of my strudel on the Vote Leave fb page.

Comments read... "if you like it in the EU so much, why don't you go and live there permanently for 90 days out of 180?"
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