Engineering culture in the UK needs to accelerate its drive to become more inclusive if the UK is to continue to be a key player in the global race for engineering skills, says a new report from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE).
Over a decade of hard work, and challenges including difficulties obtaining building materials during the pandemic, complex planning issues, and getting the building comprehensively equipped, were all successfully overcome in the construction and fitting out of Eastwood Park’s impressive new 3,000 m2 Training Centre in Falfield, Gloucestershire, which was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal on 4 April.
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged the UK government to keep ‘a sense of perspective’ in the face of a growing row over the European Commission’s decision to speed up the phase-down of global warming gases used in refrigeration and air- conditioning equipment.
A new Resource Centre has been opened at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge to provide the local community with ‘a modern and sustainable healthcare hub tailored to the needs of patients and staff members’.
NHS England and Health Education England have legally merged to create a new, single organisation to lead the NHS in England.
“After 10 Years with PPL, I am proud of what we have built, and excited for what is to come.” These are the words of PPL Training Sales director, Jonathan Eland. The York, Slough, and now Livingston-based training provider has been delivering its own highly-regarded brand of mechanical, electrical, and water hygiene training for just over 10 years, operating in its entirety for approaching 16.
Provider of compliance, technical, and safety training, Develop Training has unveiled its new mobile confined spaces unit, a vehicle capable of travelling around the country to provide what the company describes as ‘industry-leading confined spaces training’.
Willmott Dixon has been chosen by Hounslow Council and the NHS to deliver a new ‘state-of-the-art’ £40 m health centre in Chiswick.
Leading maintenance, compliance, and decarbonisation contractor, Novus Property Solutions has continued its winning streak in the healthcare sector, having recently been awarded a significant measured term contract with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester.
Delabie says its H9625 thermostatic sequential mixer is ‘revolutionising the world of water controls’ thanks to its Bioclip function, which allows the interior of taps exposed to bacterial proliferation daily to be cleaned and disinfected.
Hull University Teaching Hospitals (HUTH) NHS Trust worked with ICS Cool Energy, a specialist in complete temperature control solutions, to retrofit and decarbonise its heating system with the latest heat pump and multi-pipe chiller technologies.
Following the adoption of what it dubs ‘new, sustainable technology’, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is aiming to improve patient experience with visitor access to a new service which provides patients with ‘free, reliable, and guaranteed access’ to wheelchairs while visiting King’s College Hospital in south London.
Representatives from NHS Property services recently joined members of a local community in the New Forest to celebrate the official opening of the new Hythe and Dibden War Memorial Hospital in Southampton.
A ‘striking lack of climate preparation from Government’, and ‘fully credible’ planning for climate change apparent in just five of the 45 adaptation outcomes examined in the publication, are highlighted by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) as its publishes its latest report on England’s adaptation progress today.
Salisbury District Hospital – in response to a Home Office directive to all NHS hospitals – has just upgraded its smart access control system to enable ‘instant lockdown’ of the site in the event of a security event necessitating this.
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has extended Sodexo Health & Care’s catering and soft FM services contract for a further four years to 2027.
SageTech Medical, the medical device company focused on the capture and recycling of ‘environmentally polluting’ anaesthetic gases from the human and veterinary healthcare sectors, says ‘positive results’ from a study by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust using its gas capturing system have been published by the Association of Anaesthetists.
MTX has been awarded a new contract to deliver two operating theatres at Royal Bolton Hospital, ‘using Modern Methods of Construction to ensure a faster, greener, safer, and more cost-effective delivery’.