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by refandy
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Life as a GP practice manager
Replies: 217
Views: 25435

Re: Life as a GP practice manager

Well done Jane and her team! I've got a couple of friends who are nurses. One in a hospital dealing with patients who have Covid - she was ill from her first injection (not sure which flavour). Another is a nurse in a GP surgery and they have received the first batch of vaccines. She's been working ...
by refandy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Bank scam
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: Bank scam

Wow Andy! Nice one! I worry about my mum who is 90, pretty deaf and very suggestible. Luckily though where money is concerned she is quite astute :lol: :lol: . But older people will get scammed. These guys must be making a decent living or they wouldn't keep going. I suspect a lot more people are g...
by refandy
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Bank scam
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: Bank scam

If I'm not busy then I like to waste the scammers time. Over the holiday period, I spent 30 minutes telling someone who rang to enquire about my recent car accident all about the chaos caused by the loose elephant in my street. They were very interested but unfortunately there was a problem on the l...
by refandy
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Bank scam
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: Bank scam

BT Openreach seems to be a leaky security company. I had genuine problems with my broadband, phoned the ever helpful Plusnet who arranged for an Openreach engineer to call, who fixed everything. Since then, I’ve had an array of calls, all hilariously amateurish, to tell me that my internet service ...
by refandy
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Is This Irony?
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Is This Irony?

Thank you!
by refandy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Is This Irony?
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Is This Irony?

Thanks Jane

He is determined. Unfortunately, he has my control freak nature so he has to learn to be comfortable feeling uncomfortable.

Take care
Andy
by refandy
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Is This Irony?
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Is This Irony?

Yes, time has flown by and a lot has happened since my op - moved house, completely renovated it, changed job, been promoted 3 times. As you say, i'm much better off now than I was before - though a lot more tired. I've been able to give him lots of advice and he's doing really well - just the usual...
by refandy
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Is This Irony?
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Is This Irony?

Hi everyone On the 26 September, I 'celebrated' the 5 year anniversary of my TP. The same day I had to drive my 28 year old son to A&E knowing he was going to be diagnosed as type 1 diabetic which duly happened. Irony? Misfortune? Coincidence or Hereditary? 2020 - the year that just keeps on giving....
by refandy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Bank scam
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: Bank scam

I don't know if it is possible with mobiles but I never risk it. I recently reported a broadband problem which had to be passed on to BT Openreach to fix (I'm not with BT). Within 20 minutes I received a phone call from someone pretending to be from my ISP basically trying to convince me the problem...
by refandy
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Bank scam
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: Bank scam

It's very easy to spoof a phone number. Every 0800 number you dial has a 'real' number underneath. My basic rule is if I didn't initiate the call then I don't give any personal details or agree to anything. Also, if they suggest you call on a known number then always use a different phone - otherwis...
by refandy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Chinese Virus
Replies: 118
Views: 55448

Re: Chinese Virus

I need a podiatrist. The advantage of having a podiatrist calling round is (a) cutting my toenails, because I can’t reach them because of neurological problems and (b) she can do routine diabetic neuropathy checks, not that have any diabetes complications. Mind you, it’s difficult doing that job an...
by refandy
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Life as a GP practice manager
Replies: 217
Views: 25435

Re: Life as a GP practice manager

I'm reassured !
by refandy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Life as a GP practice manager
Replies: 217
Views: 25435

Re: Life as a GP practice manager

Hi Jane I've got to pick you up on one point, specifically We are not a hotel! We cannot say "and what time and day would you like your appointment?". If you need to see a doctor then you will find the time to do so. It may not be convenient but if you are ill then you make it. This may sound harsh ...
by refandy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Hopefully we are back
Replies: 24
Views: 36052

Re: Hopefully we are back

Wow, I've been on holiday and wasn't aware the attack had been so bad. Well done for bringing it back. The hackers may have been after email addresses and passwords. If you use the same password for your email or other accounts - which is bad practice anyway - then you should change them immediately...
by refandy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat and Banter
Topic: Grandad ( again )
Replies: 22
Views: 6329

Re: Grandad ( again )

Congratulations !