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Accreditation: The SMaRT way forward in testing and academia

Specialising in accredited mechanical testing, SMaRT is building on its links with research, academia and industry from its Swansea base Swansea Materials Research & Testing...
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The Erasmus+ review: More than a European funding programme

Michael Gaebel, Director of Higher Education Policy at the European University Association, highlights the upcoming European Commission Erasmus+ review The European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme is...
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Will Trump and Brexit wreck our environmental standards?

Sarah Marjoram at Thomson Ecology asks what impact the Trump presidency and Brexit will have on the UK’s environmental standards The inauguration of the new...
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We need different thinking about communication in healthcare

Pfalzklinikum CEO Paul Bomke suggests that a new paradigm is needed in our thinking about communication in healthcare, especially around mental health It is increasingly...
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Do we need specialist training for interviewers of child victims?

Based on her research, Dr Kim Roberts of Wilfrid Laurier University stresses the need for specialist training for interviewers of child victims of abuse There...
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Oxford guarantees landlords rent for homeless risk tenants

Oxford City Council has launched a new scheme designed to guarantee rents to private landlords letting to tenants at risk of homelessness A rent guarantee...
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Immunology offers sustainable solutions for animal health

Artur Summerfield, the University of Bern discusses translating basic immunology to innovative and sustainable solutions for animal health and welfare.
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NHS plans include closing hospitals and ‘centralising’ services

The King’s Fund insists government must be ready to back radical changes set out in NHS transformation plans, including closing hospitals and A&Es Sustainability and...
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What do we know about cognitive development in infancy?

Research into cognitive development in infancy has thrived over recent years, but there’s still a lot we don’t know, as UCLA Professor Scott P...
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Gender pay gap recommendations ignored by government

The cross-party Women and Equalities Committee says the government is ignoring its gender pay gap recommendations and failing to tackle the issue The gender pay...
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Three essential steps on the way to integrated health and social care

Mark Raeburn, Managing Director of Capita One, shares three points local authorities should be aware of in their approach to integrated health and social...
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Centre stage of space innovation in the UK

Thales Alenia Space is developing cutting edge satellite technology which puts it at the forefront of space innovation in the UK As we become ever...
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Could the first UK spaceport be built by 2020?

Spaceflight Bill aims to send scientists into space for zero-gravity experiments and start commercial flights from the first UK spaceport within three years New powers...
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Council tax rises won’t fix local government funding crisis: LGA

The Local Government Association warns that cuts to other services are inevitable as council tax rises will fail to plug the adult social care...
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How do we reduce HIV transmission in Southern and Eastern Africa?

Better understanding of the factors at play will enable efforts to reduce HIV transmission in Southern and Eastern Africa, where incidence rates are highest The...
Prison officer pay boost labelled ‘divisive’ and ‘poorly thought out’

Prison officer pay boost labelled ‘divisive’ and ‘poorly thought out’

A prison officer pay boost announced by the Justice Secretary has been slammed as “divisive” and inadequate by the Prison Officers’ Association Prison officers at...
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How accredited security consultants can help manage risk

James Kelly, Chief Executive of BSIA, tells Open Access Government why reputable security consultants and staff training are worthwhile when it comes to risk As...
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Improving building sector energy efficiency across the EU

The European Commission is promoting smart buildings and building sector energy efficiency as part of its recently announced 2030 strategy The recent adoption of the...

Spontaneous brain plasticity brings hope after stroke

Stroke is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, but research into spontaneous brain plasticity could offer hope for recovery Among the main causes...
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Social care system on verge of collapse, say Age UK

Charity Age UK say the social care system is on the brink of disaster, with more than a million older people not receiving the...

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