Author Archives: Lynn Strother

New scams – old scams

June 30th, 2016 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Business | London | Older People | Scams - (0 Comments)

I am sorry that I am once again repeating the warnings about scams, and you will say that we know all this, but there has been an alert that scams are yet again on the increase and people need to be very aware. There is of course the old scam of telling people they are …
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Do you walk for pleasure?

June 29th, 2016 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Health | London | Older People - (0 Comments)

Do you walk for pleasure or only to get from A to B? Where do you go to walk – is it in the parks – walking on grass, sand or impacted soil and even with the possibility of breathing fresh air or do you walk on the hard pavements breathing in the polluted environment? …
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I am of course referring to the issues surrounding the fate of your local community pharmacies as this will impact on all sections of the community whatever the age. Jeremy Hunt – not content in haranguing junior doctors to provide unsafe services – is now proposing large cuts to local independent pharmacy services; part of …
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The resignation of an MP

June 28th, 2016 | Posted by Lynn Strother in London - (0 Comments)

Did you know that MP’s cannot resign their seat? The only means by which a Member of Parliament may vacate his seat during the lifetime of a Parliament are through death (fairly obvious), expulsion by resolution of the House or by disqualification either by voiding of the Member’s election or through accepting one of a …
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Will things never improve?

June 24th, 2016 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Social Care - (0 Comments)

Once again we are going back to an old chestnut – home care given in 15 minute visits. It seems as if this issue has been discussed for years with constant disgust from prominent people and always the promises to change and here we are in 2016 – no further forward. Well that’s not quite …
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Is technology really the best thing since sliced bread?

June 20th, 2016 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Health - (0 Comments)

Well it depends if you are a patient or not. And why do I say that? Well do you remember in the last couple of years there was the care.data scheme – the brain child of the government to pass/sell all your medical records without your knowledge or consent to universities and commercial companies? This …
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Whatever planet they are on I wish they would stay there and not interfere in British/English culture, policy and life in general. Why am I wishing them a long journey on Richard Branson’s plane to outer space? This latest really unbelievable proposal that energy suppliers will have access to a new industry-wide database of customers. …
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Well it had to happen and it will probably occur more and more – paper train tickets will not be issued perhaps from next year. The grand theory is that everyone has ‘contactless credit or debit cards’. You will book your journeys online using a computer or mobile phone which of course everyone has and …
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How is it that there is anyone who is not bursting with health, goodwill and happiness in this ‘nanny state’ country – with all the advice we receive or, put another way, all the do’s and don’ts – it is a wonder that anyone becomes ill or dies. What with – eat your five a …
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Did you know that there is now a new system for registering to vote? Will it be relevant to you? Yes – it may be very important to you. Under the old system the head of household could register everyone living at a particular address so if you had family living with you, you could …
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