Really disapointed that The Reg hasn't caught up with the times, they only have a 'reply' button on their forums, please can we have a 'reply all' button?
26 posts • joined 1 Feb 2013
My old car cost £45 a month in car tax, direct debit taken on the first payment of the month, sold on 3rd of the month, new car £30 a year, so they mugged me off for the £45.
However the dealer did get me to tax the vehicle when I picked it up, great, why not make that mandatory?
I think the Pokemon Go idea is great, have an augmented reality app that can read a number plate, report the GPS location and credit your bank account with £5 for each untaxed car you find. Big benefit for public health as a load of obese snoopers get out to earn £5 a time and the obese people don't look like a bunch of dicks chasing Pokemon. Everyone's a winner.
"Clearly you're so gainfully employed that you have time to criticise but not enough time to practice what you preach!"
I am gainfully employed, which is why I posted this out of work time, and this comment in my lunch break :)
A lot of hospitals had signed up for 10 year contracts with the Hospicom type systems where patients are fleeced to watch TV and as someone had mentioned there are contractual T&C's about not offering competing services.... this is just another mess that Jeremy Hunt has thought would boost the morale of patients... am sure more patients would prefer free parking.
My son bought this for me for my birthday, I was instantly transformed back to the Odeon, Southend on Sea in 1977, it's immersive with great graphics and sound.
My only man is the guns which all seem to be the same and need about 100 shots on target to kill anyone, either that or I am a crap shot.
This assumes they are:
A: allowed to connect their laptop to a network in the building they are giving the presentation
B: have mobile coverage a lot of buildings in our County have very poor mobile coverage
Brilliant, wish I had thought of this........................
And once they have achieved either of the above they might not be allowed to connect it to the projector in the lecture theatre
Unfortunately in the real world in which we work both of the above are real possibilities
So a Consultant is giving a presentation to a hall of Consultants in a University. The presentation contains patient information and the patient has given consent. How does he get the presentation onto the PC in the lecture theatre in the University given that you cannot transmit any PID to non NHS mail approved mail addresses?
Perhaps I have missed something within the IT world over the past 20 years?
Why do the NHS need USB flash drives? Shows how little you know.....
Medical staff often work at different sites managed by different NHS organisations or consultants have to give presentations at conferences. All our USB drives are encrypted and USB ports are protected to stop staff writing to unencrypted drives so there is no risk of data loss.
Our procurement department are fairly flexible, as long as we follow our standing financial instructions we can procure from any supplier for small items and quantities.
How about Ewoks? They managed to defeat an army of Heavily armed storm troopers. OK so the fight would have to take place in a forest. Any scenario with water in it would be a non starter as their fur would weigh them down, fur would also hinder them in a desert arena. Veet anyone?
I work in an IT department of a large Acute Hospital Trust. We will not hit the deadline of April to migrate away from XP, but will finish migrating all 3700 machines by the end of May.
We have over 300 applications, each department usually has its own piece of software specifically for its own modality and many of these are what has caused a delay.
We have some software which will not work on Windows 7, the vendors have long since gone out of business or want to charge a lot of money to make it Win 7 compatible.
The biggest issue we have faced is the difference in XP user profiles to Windows 7 and clinicians roaming across the site on different PC's.
However we have the budget to upgrade all PC's so they are capable of running Win 7 and beyond, so are in a good place compared to other Trusts.
One thing no one has mentioned is about replacing PC's when they die. As of April all the new HP PC's will not come with XP drivers, how do people get round this issue?
Whoever mentioned NPfIT as a replacement for all these systems is wrong, it was only ever designed to deliver a PAS, it was never going to replace all the departmental systems.
I had worked in previous NHS organisations where there was no regular patching of PC's or servers aside service packs as there was a worry about breaking something so they are going to be in no worse a position come April than they were before.
The NHS IT service is probably one of the most complex you can work in due to the hundreds of different clinical systems in use.
One thing that no one has mentioned is where clinical systems are hosted by suppliers, what protection is there then, you don't have the option of hosting jointly eleswhere.
This whole fiasco needs to be in the national press as a huge wakeup call for everyone.
Whilst some criticise the NHS IT managers for this, a lot of decisions to outsource were made by financial directors as a cost cutting excercise, who paid hundreds of thousands to consultancy companies to recommend this strategy, just Google Sussex Partnership and 2E2 to see who the culprits are.
"Healthcare specialists xxxxxxx Consulting supported the Trust throughout this service transition including complex multi-agency stakeholder engagement, requirements specification, the OJEU procurement process and the subsequent commercial negotiation and transition of services to 2e2"
And yet this company is still bragging about the fact on their website trying to sucker other NHS organisations into the same disasterous decisions
People are still saying "someone will come along and buy the Sussex Partnership contract as its worth £37m" when will people within the NHS realise that no one will buy a contract if there is no profit to be made from it. The public sector is hung up on turnover, not profit, profitability is an alien concept to the NHS.
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