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Soy... un hombre

Sobre mi... UK Police Officer for 30 years, retiring as DCI. In Spain for 30 yrs. 20 years working with the police as authorised voluntary translator and advisor.

Vivo en... Spain

Trabajo de... For past 20 years working for National Police as a voluntary translator and adviser/consultant , assisting the public and persons arrested with crime reports, completing paperwork, interviews and generally assisting with advice.

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20 Jul 2017 18:13:

Just a point about going private in Spain

Some years ago I went with a Spanish friend to see a consultant privately.   My friend had a breast removed some years previously following a cancer diagnosis.   I wanted to pay for a reconstruction.  It was just as a kind act.  I thought it was better to help someone personally than donate to an established charity.    (Years ago in UK  I investigated a couple of charities. I will say no more ! ).

The consultant  if she had the operation privately and something went wrong then I (she) would have to pay for all follow-up medical expenses  as the free health service would not assist.

I decided  I did not want to take on a possible lifetime commitment.

The good news was that shortly after by chance, or I suspect an intervention by the consultant, my friend was contacted by the El Servicio Andaluz de Salud (NHS Spain) offering her the reconstruction free on the health service.


This message was last edited by johnzx on 20/07/2017.
Thread: Spanish health care versus NHS.......No contest

19 Jul 2017 18:43:


If it was accidentally damaged it will almost certainly be claimable on your property insurance.

On a couple of occasions when my son's apartment has suffered similar damage,  I have contacted the insurance broker and they have undertaken the whole job and paid for it.

Thread: Are there any glaziers on Condado de Alhama or campasol please

19 Jul 2017 18:32:

Just to add to the confusion.

In my town the Valor Cadastral has remained exactly the same since it was revalued maybe around 2004,  Certainly for quite a number of years.


This message was last edited by johnzx on 19/07/2017.
Thread: Form 210, cadastral value, and calculating taxable base - 2.0% or 1.1% ?

13 Jul 2017 16:02:

Has anyone ever wondered why British productivity is one of the lowest in Europe and lags 5 points behind that of Spain?

Is it because Spain lie about almost everything ?

Example. Long term unemployed and school leavers, who have never had a job, are not included in the unemployment statistics

Just a thought!

Thread: So This Is Why The Spanish Are Lazy

13 Jul 2017 15:11:

Hay. I     have seen the same doctors and consultants in Spain,  both within the health service and privately,  so I guess not that different from UK.   Except that in Spain I have found in the Health Service I can often be in and out before my appointment time when I arrive early, whereas privately it is the norm to be kept waiting around at least an hour after the appointment time.

Thread: Spanish health care versus NHS.......No contest


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