Did they have to tender ARSE?
They are also contracting for Electromagnetic Lethal Battlefield Operation Weaponry although the two systems are frequently mistake for each other.
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Time to log on is not generally measured as time to Windows desktop, but time to being able to start working. My morning log on is
1. Windows Log on
2. NHS smart card log on - that can be a good 90 seconds of watching a progress bar. More often use that time to go and do something else.
3. Start up the clinical application.
4. Start up the document management application (separate password logon)
Not 15 minutes for me, more like five, but I do have a reasonable bit of hardware running over a 100 meg fibre connection. More rural practices will have whatever ADSL they can get locally.
"The two-socket Xeon Platinum 9282 pair crunched through 10 images per second per Watt, while the V100 came in at 22 images per second per Watt, and the T4 is even more efficient at 71 images per second per Watt."
As watts are joules/sec then it would be much simpler to say that Intel runs 10 images per joule, the V100 does 22 images per joule and T4 71 images per joule.
Or even better each images takes 100mJ on Intel with Nvidia using 45mJ or even 14mJ on the T4.
... the council have a plan to put 4G in the areas where broadband is poor. This is some rural areas and rather more places in modern housing estates that were built rather far from the nearest exchange.
According to the MP the latter areas now have companies wanting to lay fibre there, although he would suggest that this is a complete co-incidence despite BT and Virgin sitting on their hands for many years.
There was a mailshot about the Summary Care Record which would have taken place over the last two years or so. This came with an opt-out form and was reply paid. From what I remember it was purple. This is the record that could be accessed for your health care e.g. in an A&E department or emergency GP service at the weekends or evenings.
Care.Data is completely separate. It will not be available to people treating you. Leaflets only came out in the second half of January this year and did not feature an opt out form (there are several good suggestions for forms around here). However opting out of the SCR will not have any effect on this extraction. This needs to be done separately.
Be sure which one you have opted out of.
That was the old policy. It seems to have changed now so that it will prevent any upload, althought this is relatively recent (and seems to have been announced on Twitter)
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>@C7RKY @sam_a_voice @clarercgp Hi. The 1st type of objection in FAQ 8 stops all flows of your data to care.data http://t.co/bAvaJiaPWU</p>— Geraint Lewis (@GeraintLewis) February 12, 2014</blockquote>
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You know more than your GP probably and there has been no extra time given by the NHS to give advice on this. If you want to opt out just email or write to them. There are a few forms knocking about (the NHS England has cleverly not produced an official form, in case people thought that they needed one).
Our local CCG produced a form. Nothing specific to Swindon in it. You can download it from http://www.whalebridge.nhs.uk/images/PCDpermission.rtf
This care.data extraction is nothing about your personal care. The data will never be used to treat you or call you for treatment. It is purely for management and may be given to researchers, including drug companies. Identifiable is a moot point - it will certainly be detailed enough for jigsaw identification.
There is a good, more skeptical, Q&A at http://care-data.info
I would propose that only islands are used when discussing floating structures. There is a much better sense of boundaries. It has already been commented that there is little chance of seeing an iceberg and Berlin in close juxtaposition. It is easier to visualise, and indeed define islands.
Whilst Manhattan and Singapore would both meet this criteria I would hope that the Reg would recognised the fine and honourable traditional UK measurement of the Isle of Wight https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=%22size%20of%20the%20isle%20of%20wight%22
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I write documents in Drive (or what was Docs before). When I have finished I email them to my editor. At the moment that involves downloading as text and then uploading to Gmail again.
This is not made any simpler by sharing. I do not want to force the recipient to log on to Docs but the sent "link" is to a live version rather than a downloadable format of my choice. In essence this is just an extension of the "share" option and is not even as good as the "email as an attatchment" option in docs (which for some reason gets caught in spam filters much more and only allows a single attatchment)
As a medical student and junior doctor it was drummed into me to ask the patient and not trust the record or even other doctors. When people report having to give their details several times it is down to this training as much as anything else. I don't know if this is still the mantra.
In any case you look pretty daft if you don't ask the patient if they are allergic to penicillin before giving it. It is a trivially easy check that will one day save a patient (and rather more selfishly, my career). The same is true for checking which leg need to come off
Of course this renders the case for the SCR rather less than it would otherwise be, but I know what I would want my doctor to do.
The problem with this scheme is there is then an incentive to apply for everything in the firsts round and see what you get.
You can then buy what you get or wait and see if something more to your taste comes up in the subsequent rounds (when you apply for everything again). Basically it turns into a protracted version of "Deal or No Deal"
I suspect interest might wane by round seven...
Found the Town Hall but can't find her jubbliness on street view.
These drugs are basically testosterone inhibitors. They are therefore good at stopping things that testosterone causes such as male pattern baldness and prostate enlargement. Testosterone is also responsible for things like libido which you might want to keep.
Nice to have some figures on it though.
...there is Ubuntu One, which shares many features such as the multi machine sync of Dropbox and contact sync. Also some browser sync and Tomboy notes support.
Free to 2GB. 20GB for $2.99/mo
Also a mobile streaming audio thing that I have not really got my head around but then I use my phone to talk to people.
The EMIS PCS system does more than appointment. It does everything from prescribing to managing blood test results. We had half a day of hand writing prescriptions when we could work out what patients were actually taking. Thank goodness our document management system runs serparately so we could at least see hospital letters etc.
Central servers were a major policy push of the late Connecting for Health back when it was NPfIT. PCS is really not a datacentre product and will sit very happily on a single server. The hosted system scale a bit by separating out the database server from the front end and attatching it all to some big storage but EMIS still runs serparate clusters of servers for areas.
This was our third half day outage this year. It is not that rare.
There are about 8000 GP surgeries in England so the number of websites seems quite low! Whilst all practices are listed on NHS Choices the amount of information that can be put on there is limited and particularly so in relation to non NHS services (unsurprisingly).
Appointment booking and prescription requesting is limited by the availability these features on the commercial suppliers systems. GPs are wise not to attempt this themselves.
My own site is a fairly basic Joomla site but despite some web experience the effort has seemed disporportionate. We tried advertising and using it during the whole swine flu episode but the stats suggest it is mainly frequented by Google and Yahoo.
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