NHS malware attack

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  1. Captain Dart

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    Be interesting to see the SAS get into Tory HQ...
     
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    I can see Hunt there as a Bond villain doing it
     
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    Did they relocate to Cechnya?
     
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    be nice if they did.
     
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    There are some thing you just don't mess with.
     
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    Why no anti virus blocking things like that or protection?

    People get that crap in emails most days.
     
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    Apparently the lockout virus has hit other countries too.
     
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    It cant be the normal randomeware surely? Unless they hacked ibto plant it. This seems like a big deal
     
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    Could they not have attacked one of those huge investment banks - no one would he'd given a fuck.

    Even better - I know an investment company based in the Cayman Islands...
     
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    "That agreement ended on April 14 2015 after it was decided not to go for a second year.

    Individual government departments and agencies were free to sign their own extended support agreements with Microsoft. ®"
    Wow, 2 years on from no support, also opted out of the 2nd year support, ffs no wonder it was hacked.
     
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    My wife was working last night and said it made it a more difficult night than it normally is, but as usual they just got on with it and did their best for their patients.
     
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    See Hunt has gone in to hiding and sent Rudd out to face the public. She's claiming its nothing to do with the government conveniently ignoring that there was no money to upgrade these systems due to huge budget cuts.
     
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    Hopefully the vulgar little shit is spending the time writing his resignation speech.

    May must be hoping it gets sorted quickly as her popularity will shrink if it drags on.
     
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    Yet it seems that a majority want to vote these idiots back into power despite running down the health service as much as possible
     
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    Speaking as someone who works in the NHS, this is just symptomatic of the whole organisation. The IT systems that I have encountered are really quite poor compared with systems used by social services.
    Not at all suprised something like this has happened, was just a matter of time before it did.
    Apologies for sounding cynical.
     
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    problem is when your given the choice between paying for that or paying for medical equipment what ya gonna do?
    Of course, the NHS is totally safe in the hands of the tories.
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    And your reasons for Nissan getting caught out too, criminal underinvestment in their car plants?
     
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    Nissan getting caught out by malware proves tories not defunding NHS, HAHAHA!!
     
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  24. Captain Dart

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    The NHS does not always get its priorities right.



    NHS Chaplains, Each chaplain is a leader (minister, imam, priest, etc) in their own faith.
    Chaplain
    Why should the NHS pay for religions? Let religions pay for these posts themselves.
     
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    who do you think signed the PO for those art works? Was it a surgeon? Was it a consultant? Or was it one of the army of management put in place by new labour and the tories at the expense of doctors and nurses?
     
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    Exactly, the NHS management has to be streamlined, it is not a case of saying it is underfunded and chucking more money at it. I'm sure you agree.
     
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    The senior management needs to be streamlined but unfortunately the people who do the streamlining are the senior management so unless they fancy early retirement with a big pay off and early pension it won't happen.
     
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    All of which were funded by donations to art link so could only be used for art.
     
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    Exactly, when Cameron promised there wouldn't be a top down reorganisation that's exactly what happened. Budgets for each department were slashed and the managers had to make the decisions on what to cut. They aren't going to cut their own jobs or pay.
     
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    the management needs streamlining, ask any doctor or nurse who work for the NHS what they think of the management and I'm sure we can all imagine the response.
    But the NHS should be given whatever it needs to function, it is one of the greatest, if not the greatest institution in the world.

    It brings our children into the world, and looks after them while they grow.
    For those of us of working age, it keeps us healthy so we can be productive and contribute to the wealth of the country.
    For the elderly, it looks after them and affords them care so they can deservedly enjoy their twilight years after a life time of contributing to society and it takes care of the most vulnerable, people with debilitating illnesses, those with mental health issues etc.

    Do we really want it replaced with a system that sees young people in debt with medical bills because they've started a family? Or denies people life saving treatment based on a loop hole in the small print of some shyster insurance companies paperwork?

    There's plenty of ways it can be funded if the will there, unfortunately with the tories, it's not.
     
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    Absolutely right. We've been having our budgets cut since 2010. We've lost lots of grass roots workers. Strangely, the middle manangers are still about. Well, I suppose there needs to be somebody to tell senior management which grass roots workers we can do without.
     
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    The management should streamline the management? Yea, that's really going to work.
     
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    PFI the real reason the NHS budget is overstretched.
     
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    Don't most European countries still charge for treatment upfront and then there is a reclaim of a percentage of the funds and the balance the user has to pay for through an insurance policy or just pay?

    This definitely was the case a few years ago and some charge for doctors appointments.
     

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