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The Discovery of X-Rays

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 13:36
X Rays

In late 1895, a German physicist, W. C. Roentgen was working with a cathode ray tube in his laboratory. Working with tubes similar to our fluorescent light bulbs, he evacuated the tube of all air, filled it with a special gas, and passed a high electric voltage through it. When he did this, the tube would produce a fluorescent glow.

Platts & Nisbett Celebrates 40 Years!

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 23:32
Platts & Nisbett Celebrates 40 Years!

Platts & Nisbett has been hand making our surgical instruments in Sheffield for 40 years (1977 – 2017).

Here are some facts about the number 40.

Give Blood, the best gift of all this Christmas

Sat, 10/12/2016 - 23:32
Give Blood, the best gift of all this Christmas

It is always a challenge to collect the right amount of blood to meet patient’s needs over the festive period, so with Christmas falling on a weekend this year and creating an extended bank holiday, it needs some careful planning. From 23rd December there has to be a steady supply of all blood groups to treat many types of conditions. As we head into the cold winter months, blood stocks tend to decrease as people stay indoors and are distracted by the festivities over Christmas and the New Year. Although this time is precious, NHS Blood & Transplant is urging more people to donate.

A History of Early Orthopaedics

Sat, 23/07/2016 - 23:32
A History of Early Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics is the branch of surgery concerned with the skeletal system, treating injuries or diseases affecting bones, muscles, joints or ligaments.

The literal meaning of “Orthopaedics” is “Straight Children”, as it was originally concerned with correcting birth deformities of the limbs of children.

Made in Britain Launches #1000Makers Campaign

Mon, 05/10/2015 - 23:32
Made in Britain Launches #1000Makers Campaign

Made in Britain, a not for profit organisation supporting British manufacturing has launched a new initiative, #1000Makers, to find and recruit a further 500 British manufacturers by December 2015.

The #1000Makers campaign will target British manufacturers from all fields, from independent businesses to multi-national corporations. It will also include clothing manufacture in the fields of menswear, womenswear and childrenswear.

Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital Chosen as Crisis Centre for Ebola

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:32
Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital Chosen as Crisis Centre for Ebola

The number of new cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone has jumped dramatically, putting paid to any hopes that the infection rate is slowing.

Official figures released by the minister of health and sanitation show there were 111 new cases registered on Sunday, the highest daily rate since the ministry started publishing figures in August.

The figures come days after warnings by the UN that Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are being underreported by up to 50%.

Tour de France Yorkshire, The ‘grandest’ of Grand Departs

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 23:32
Tour de France Yorkshire, The ‘grandest’ of Grand Departs

“I can see the Tour in their hearts, and in their eyes. For that, I say thank you to everyone in Yorkshire who has made this Grand Depart so very, very special.”

These were the words of Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme, who described Yorkshire’s Grand Depart as the “grandest” in the 111-year history of the race.

Yorkshire and Humber to Participate in ‘100 Days Apprenticeship Challenge’

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 23:32
Yorkshire and Humber to Participate in ‘100 Days Apprenticeship Challenge’

The National Apprenticeship Service, in partnership with 20 local colleges and training providers, is challenging local businesses to increase the number of Apprenticeships in Yorkshire and Humber over the next 100 days.

The ‘100 Days Apprenticeship Challenge’, launched on 31st March 2014 is encouraging as many employers as possible to get involved before 8th July 2014.

The National Apprenticeship Service is the driving force behind this regional campaign and is delighted to have the support of many local partners.

Yorkshire’s athletes set for Sochi 2014

Thu, 06/02/2014 - 23:24
Yorkshire’s athletes set for Sochi 2014

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Games sees Great Britain send one of its largest ever teams, with athletes from Yorkshire at the heart of the nation’s medal challenge. Eleven athletes from Yorkshire are amongst the squad of 56 which are representing Team GB in Sochi this month.

From Thirsk in the north to Sheffield in the south, the White Rose County will be represented by snowboarders, free skiers and biathletes in the Black Sea Resort in Russia from 7th February.

Yorkshire’s Olympians are:

 

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