A remote Scottish community deprived of decent internet connectivity for years is now beginning to enjoy some of the fastest broadband in the UK after villagers launched their own network. Broadband speeds in the Stirlingshire village of Balquhidder are now able to reach 1gbps after residents took it upon themselves to dig the necessary holes […]
Residents of a Stirlingshire village have installed their own 22-mile broadband network. About 200 households and businesses have been connected to the Balquhidder community broadband project. The project has cost about £300,000 with the funding provided by private and public investors, including Stirling Council.
It is a beautiful yet remote enclave, where the price of living in one of Scotland’s great wildernesses has long been an internet connection so sluggish that local hoteliers were unable to process bookings and fledgling companies were forced to relocate. But now, after years of trailing one step behind the rest of the country’s […]
In our age of individualism, there is a risk of a descent into narcissism; after all, we are surely the most important person on the planet, so we are obviously entitled to the best of everything, preferably handed to us on a plate. The idea of working hard to achieve something worthwhile appears to be […]
Researchers found medics exchange patient pics for “entertainment purposes” and have even shared private details. Others moaned about those they are treating, sent X-rays to mates and gossiped about deaths. Mobile firm CommonTime quizzed more than 800 staff and found 43 per cent use instant messaging for work.
14th March 2018/CommonTime/ The Clinical Services Journal
WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other unauthorised instant messaging (IM) apps are being used by approximately 500,000 NHS staff at work, as a growing number turn to consumer tools to communicate with colleagues and even patients, a new report has revealed.
An online portal where patients can select their urgent care requirements has been launched across greater London. Coordinate My Care (CMC) is an NHS clinical service that informs GPs, hospitals, ambulance crews, 111 providers, care homes, hospices and out of hours services about a patient’s wishes for urgent and end of life care.