I know it's off topic but Jesus Mother and Mary; if they pull off what is effectively a new 4,000 bed ICU, in London, fully staffed (with returnees), and fully equipped (new gadgets still testing), in what would be under two weeks .. can't think of a bigger peacetime achievement.
For goodness sake, 35,000 NHS returnees and last-year students .. Also reading the Gov has ordered the new test to see if you've had it - can that really be true.
This development with the doctors is very interesting. They will have to look at the pension/working stuff that has taken so many docs off the roll because it wasn’t worth their while carrying on. Then they can look at the nurses. People studying nursing should not pay fees - nor should medicals at all - and should be given maintenance in exchange for saying they will work in the NHS for say 5 years after qualification. Simples. And I think there are probably quite a few people who would like to take up nursing, in all its forms, care homes, hospitals, clinics, with GPs, who do not necessarily require degrees. Don’t knock me back. I know the level of degree entry isn’t that great and we require a certain level of literacy etc, but there are different levels and perhaps it could become possible to train within the profession, on the job to move between the levels and gain extra skills. Flexibility that is and recognition that we need all of these people.
I wonder why they're televising Much Ado but not Love's Labour's Lost, given they were presented effectively as a double bill by the RSC? Is the BBC only prepared to televise Shakespeare plays that everyone has heard of?
There is talk of educational resources to tie in with the showings so maybe they are selected to tie in with exam syllabuses? What surprises me is that none of them are directed by Greg Doran or star Anthony Sher!