NHS offers funding for ideas to help GP practices cope with rising demand

first_imgNHS offers funding for ideas to help GP practices cope with rising demand AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: Funding Fundraising ideas health Howard Lake | 8 November 2016 | News Companies, organisations and charities are invited to apply for up to £100,000 to develop an idea that will help struggling GP practices cope with rising demand.The NHS is seeking to help GP practices tackle their rising workloads through better use of management and technology solutions.Two-stage fundingIn partnership with the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), the NHS is offering funding in two stages. Ideas that could help manage workloads, provide faster diagnostic testing and promote patient self-care will be considered for an initial stage of funding lasting six months. The deadline for applications is 24 November 2016.Successful projects in phase 1 could then qualify for 100% funding of up to £1 million for a second stage that will allow for the development of prototypes for evaluation.The developers of the ideas selected will be retained by the developer, but with some rights of use retained by the NHS.Tim Godfrey: “with the deadline for applications less than 3 weeks away, time is of the essence.”Tim Godfrey, who heads Bishop Fleming‘s Healthcare team, said:“This is a fantastic opportunity for those in the care and medical fields to develop an idea that will bring a real and lasting improvement to GP practices. The fact that the NHS will provide full funding for feasible solutions, with the developer retaining the IP, means it is a good commercial deal for any organisation to consider.” Advertisement  114 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  113 total views,  1 views today He added that his team were ready to help anyone wishing to apply for funds by the deadline.Further details about the competition can be found at SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England initiative which aims to promote UK economic growth whilst addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Pentagon threatens Iran, supports aggression against Yemen

first_imgThe Pentagon has sent nine warships, including an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser, to waters off the coast of Yemen.April 27 — The Pentagon has engaged in a sharp escalation of military tensions in the Middle East by sending nine warships, including an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser, to waters off the coast of Yemen.The naval armada has a dual purpose: to push back the popular forces of the Ansarullah (the Houthis) and at the same time to threaten the Iranian ­government.The Ansarullah are fighting against the Saudi/U.S. puppet in exile, President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Hadi was driven out of the country and is now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, waiting to be restored to power by Saudi jets and U.S. and Egyptian ships.The Pentagon has sent the warships off the coast of Yemen to support the Saudi bombing campaign against the Ansarullah. Egyptian warships also patrol the coast. The Saudis, supplied with U.S. targeting, have bombed hospitals, schools, mosques and airports on the pretext that weapons were hidden there. The naval blockade choked off ports and airports, blocking food and other vital imports to one of the poorest countries in the region.“The goal of the movement of American ships is to strengthen the siege imposed on Yemen and put the Yemeni people under collective punishment,” charged Houthi Politburo member Mohammed al-Bukhaiti. (Reuters, April 21)But despite over a month of Saudi bombing and thousands of civilian casualties, the Ansarullah still control the capital of Sanaa and most of the major port city of Aden. They have recently continued an advance on the southern city of Taiz.On April 20, the Saudis carried out an airstrike on a Scud missile base in Sanaa. The resulting explosion impacted a residential area of over half a mile. The blast damaged embassies and other buildings, wounding two Indonesian diplomats.But the U.S.-backed bombing campaign, arms embargo and sanctions on Ansarullah leaders has both failed and backfired on Washington.The Saudis are becoming more hated and thoroughly discredited for their ruthless and failed air campaign. The more discredited the Saudis become, the more discredited their Washington sponsors become. The U.S. imperialists are having second thoughts, and have allowed the U.N. Security Council to call for a cease-fire. Of course, the U.N. is demanding that the Ansarullah withdraw from territories they have taken.Pentagon crashes nuclear talksMeanwhile, the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt was moved to the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Yemen from the Persian Gulf. The carrier has over 60 war planes and a crew of 5,000. It has since returned to the Persian Gulf. In addition the U.S. sent the guided-missile ship USS Normandy to accompany the Roosevelt.The pretext for sending this massive display of air and fire power is to keep Iran from sending weapons to the Ansarullah in Yemen. Such a claim, if it weren’t so serious, would be laughable. An aircraft carrier and its associated warships, destroyers, frigates and so on are weapons of major warfare. You don’t block supply ships and their military escorts with an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile ship. It is like taking a pile driver to crack a walnut.The purpose of this display of firepower was to warn the Iranian government of Washington’s willingness to deploy its most powerful weapons of conventional warfare.The Pentagon considers itself a sovereign power, free to roam the seas with massive firepower to threaten and bully the peoples of the world who will not bow down to the dictates of Washington and Wall Street. It treats waters thousands of miles from U.S. shores as “U.S. lakes.”The Pentagon does not need 60 warplanes in the area. The Saudis have an oversupply of U.S. warplanes and bombs and are using them daily. The U.S. high command has admitted that the warships are not for Yemen but to keep their “options” open against Iran. (CNN.com, April 22)This is all about threatening the Iranian government and perhaps trying to force it into concessions in the nuclear talks, or even to break up the talks altogether.The Iranians have military vessels in the area to escort and protect their cargo ships from piracy. Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari stated, “This presence [of the Iranian flotilla] continues in the free waters, including the Gulf of Aden, to fight against piracy, according to the plan which was drawn at the request of the International Maritime Organization, and no one can warn the Iranian warships [to move away] and this has not happened yet.” Sayyari was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of military parades held in Tehran to mark Army Day. (Fars News Agency)The most important point of this entire episode, as far as the anti-imperialist movement is concerned, is that the U.S. imperialist navy has no business in the Gulf of Aden, the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean, the South China Sea or any other body of water. The U.S. anti-war movement should demand that the Pentagon stop threatening the peoples of the world in order to make the world safe for U.S. imperialist corporations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Eighth Congressional District Primary Election Candidate Debate‏

first_imgIndiana Eighth Congressional District Primary Election Candidate Debate‏ Invitation From Tea Party GroupTo: Nick [email protected],I sent a request for feedback on this topic (asking yes or no) last week, pertaining to a debate among the primary candidates for the Eighth, through Congressman Bucshon’s campaign website, and have yet to receive an answer. I also sent the request to [email protected] (older address I had) and also have received no response. In addition, I inquired at the Congressman’s district office; they referred me to the website.As the Congressman’s time is limited, only back here in the district for short periods, and I noticed he will be in town next week, yesterday a date and location to hold a short debate was secured. Would Congressman Bucshon be interested in partaking in a debate on the issues we face heading into this election with the other candidate(s) running for the office?The date is next Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The place is the Eykamp Scout Center, 3501 E. Lloyd Expressway, Evansville.Refreshments will be served in the reception area outside the meeting room at 6:00 p.m. The debate will begin at 6:30 p.m. and finish at 8:00 p.m.Please let me know at your earliest if Congressman Bucshon is available to participate.Much appreciated and thank you for your consideration.In Liberty,Jim Bratten​[email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Batik Air takes delivery of first Airbus A320neo

first_img“In the future, the A320neo will be used to expand our business. It could be used on existing routes to increase flight frequencies or on new domestic and international routes,” Batik Air CEO Achmad Luthfie said.Currently, the airline serves to 45 domestic and international destinations with more than 350 flights per day.The company chose the A320neo for its fuel efficiency and for having the same type rating as its predecessor, which means technicians and pilots familiar with A320 family aircraft can easily familiarize themselves with the A320neo.“Batik Air’s Airbus 320neo is supported by an eco-friendly engine. The aircraft is much more efficient in terms of fuel and able to take on longer-haul flights.”According to Airbus’s website, the A320neo provides an additional range of up to 900 kilometers or 2 tons of extra payload. The aircraft model is used by a number of airlines, from German’s Lufthansa to Japan’s ANA, China Southern Airlines and British low-cost carrier EasyJet. (mpr)Topics : Lion Air Group’s full-service carrier Batik Air has received its first Airbus A320neo aircraft at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Banten. The A320neo is increasingly popular with airlines around the world. It is more fuel efficient than earlier Airbus A320 models, with neo standing for “new engine option”.Batik Air has ordered 234 units of the A320 aircraft family from the European manufacturer, according to the company’s press statement. The Airbus A320 family is often compared with Boeing 737 type aircraft.The A320neo delivered on Thursday is Batik Air’s 45th Airbus, as the airline already has 44 A320-200Ceo planes in its fleet. The A320neo is a single-aisle aircraft with 144 economy class and 12 business class seats.last_img read more