0 Have your say Some of Scotland’s leading experts provide their answers. Attend The Scotsman’s life sciences conference >>Catherine Calderwood Chief Medical Officer, Scotland Brexit. In common with other sectors, life sciences face the challenge of operating in a highly competitive global market, with cost and currency volatility. The sector also has the huge uncertainty of a largely unknown commercial, regulatory and labour market should the UK leave the European Union and the single market. This will likely exacerbate those challenges. The NHS in Scotland has a strong track record in supporting the sector, both in terms of hosting research studies and clinical trials and, increasingly, in working in collaboration with industry on innovative medicines, therapies and products. The NHS alone cannot, of course, address all the challenges facing industry, but it can contribute to the sector’s ambitions for growth and provide some local … [Read more...] about What is the biggest challenge to growing Scotland’s life sciences sector and how can it be overcome?
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The school summer holidays are almost upon us and children in Derby and Derbyshire have six weeks off. But, what are you going to do to entertain the kids at the end of July, through August into early September? Luckily, Derbyshire Live has compiled a comprehensive list of all the things you can do with the kids during the summer in and around the county. From Markeaton Park and Conkers to Elvaston Castle and Chatsworth House, there is something for all the family to enjoy. Fingers crossed that the sun will continue to shine but even if it doesn't there's both indoor and outdoor options. While some of the events are one-day only offers, others take place over several dates and many are running throughout the annual holiday period. Here is the list of activities for families to enjoy this summer in date order: Time Line Events happening throughout the summer holidays Cine Kids family friendly film screenings at QUAD Dates: Every weekend and throughout the summer holidays Address: … [Read more...] about 67 things to do with the kids this summer holiday in and around Derbyshire
It is an institution every one of us has turned to at some time. Most of us were born with their help and they are there to guide us through some of the most difficult times in our lives. And thanks to the NHS we do not have to worry about being financially crippled when we are ill. This amazing organisation turns 70 today, when health secretary Aneurin Bevan launched the NHS in 1948. We take a look at those that help ensure it continues to be a life saver for so many even if budgets are stretched. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has around 1,000 inpatient beds, employs more than 8,900 full and part-time staff and provides planned and emergency hospital services for almost 603,000 people in Hull and the East Riding. Hull Royal Infirmary provides acute medical and surgical services as well as emergency care. Castle Hill Hospital is the main site for cardiac and planned surgical services and is the regional centre for oncology and haematology. A Major Trauma Centre for the … [Read more...] about Here are 70 of Hull’s NHS heroes as it celebrates its 70th birthday
Following on from the hugely popular Sentinel 100 list of the most influential local people, The Sentinel Hot 100 businesses supplement has been published this week. Companies were chosen for a number of reasons - because of their current performance, a great innovation, their importance to the local economy, or perhaps what a firm or its management and staff put back into local communities. We are proud to showcase the companies - just as we're proud of the people, teams, organisations and firms we feature in the Our Heroes Awards, Stoke-on-Trent Sports Awards and Sentinel Business Awards. So, in alphabetical order, here are our Sentinel Hot 100 businesses.... Addmaster (UK) Ltd Location: Stafford Founded: 2000 Number of employees: 10 What they do: Addmaster is Europe’s leading supplier of technically innovative additives for the plastics, textile, paper, paints and coatings industries. It provides additive masterbatches, liquid or powder dispersions for any application … [Read more...] about Who’s who in our Sentinel Hot 100 businesses
PUBLISHED: 16:30 21 June 2018 A couple walk through Hampstead Heath. Picture: KEN MEARS Archant Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week. Freedom of Heath adds to beauty Robert Sutherland Smith, chairman, United Swimmers Association, Widecombe Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, writes: Will McCallum, your newly appointed columnist of the Heathwatch column, refers to the merits of that rare Irish poet, Patrick Kavanagh. Well done! Hampstead Heath was once the place to find world beating, penniless poets but they are all fled. A versifying corporate lawyer is no substitute, I fear. With regard to the importance of Hampstead Heath, may I promote the merit of William Wordsworth (who once used to visit the drugged, non-athletic Coleridge in his Highgate Village attic). He summed the whole thing up briefly and well: “One impulse from the vernal wood, May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can!” Had the … [Read more...] about H&H letters: The Heath, teachers and Brexit, schools and community, air pollution, Grenfell, Brexit and police funding