The staffing crisis in the NHS is deepening so severely that it could face a shortage of around 350,000 staff by 2030, three leading health think tanks in the country have warned, saying that workforce challenges are now “a greater threat to health services than the funding challenges”. The King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and The Health Foundation warned that not addressing the staff shortage problem could lead to consequences such as longer waiting times for patients to receive treatment, declined care quality and some of the NHS’s £20.5bn funding boost not getting spent. The report, published by the three think tanks on Thursday, cited a number of reasons for the problem, including “restrictive immigration policies exacerbated by Brexit” and “worryingly high numbers” of doctors and nurse
Ofcom fined the two companies for overcharging roughly 500,000 broadband and phone customers for wanting to leave their contracts early. According to the BBC, Ofcom says that nearly 500,000 customers are affected by excessive exit fees, in addition to 82,000 Virgin customers being over-billed by £2.8M. Virgin said it would appeal. https://twitter.com/Ofcom/status/1063340993204883456 Ofcom said that both companies broke consumer protection rules by not clearly informing customers beforehand that they would have to pay if they ended their contract early and by imposing an “excessive” fees to leave. Gaucho Rasmussen, the Director of Investigations and Enforcement at Ofcom, said: “EE and Virgin Media broke our rules by overcharging people who ended their contracts early. Those people wer
Lilly Singh aka IISuperwomanII, YouTube comedy star announced a break from creating videos to focus on her mental health, joining more content creators on hiatus. https://twitter.com/CanadaMoments/status/1062493043272540160 Singh, 30 shared the news in a video titled "I'll see you soon" through her YouTube channel to over 14 million fans. She admits being "physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted" after creating content for eight years and could be "mentally healthier". She does not mention how long the hiatus will be saying it "could be a week, a month maybe more". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5OfFk5c01o The news follows after multiple youtubers reach a stage of burn out amidst peak popularity on the platform. In September, Lucy Moon, another vlogger and youtube
36% of Londoners say that it is too expensive to go out at night, according to a new report by the London City Hall. The findings show that, outside of work, two-thirds of Londoners are “regularly active at night”, (the report defines “night” as the time slot between 6 pm and 6 am). This could involve taking part in activities such as going to the shops, exercising and socialising in public venues at least once a week. However, the biggest barrier for Londoners to enjoy culture and leisure activities at night is the cost. Chris Edwards, who was having dinner with his friends at Piccadilly Circus, believed that the cost in London is high because it is an attractive city. “Because of its safety and security, and its multicultural elements. [It’s] also because of its entertainment.