THE ROYAL IS
APPOINTED AS THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE NIHR CLINICAL RESEARCH NETWORK
THE Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University
Hospitals NHS Trust is 1 of just 15 NHS Trusts/Foundation Trusts in
England to be appointed to run a local branch of the National
Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network is the clinical research delivery
arm of the NHS. It provides funding to hospitals and surgeries to
pay for research nurses, scans, x-rays and other costs associated
with carrying out clinical research in the NHS.
The Network helps to increase the opportunities for the [region's]
patients to take part in clinical research, ensures that studies are
carried out efficiently, and supports the Government's Strategy for
UK Life Sciences by helping companies to carry out vital clinical
research into potential life saving new treatments and improved ways
to diagnose illnesses in the NHS.
Since April, the NIHR Clinical Research Network has been carrying
out a rigorous selection process to identify the NHS
Trusts/Foundation Trusts to run its 15 local branches across
England. The process was open to all NHS Trusts and Foundation
Trusts in the region.
As the chosen Trust for the North West Coast, the Royal will be
awarded a five year contract from the Department of Health through
the NIHR, and will take responsibility for distributing £17m of
funding per year, to support clinical research across the whole
Commenting on the appointment, Aidan Kehoe, chief executive said:-
"We are delighted to be appointed as the Local Clinical Research
Network host for the North West Coast. Over recent years there has
been significant growth in the clinical research profile of this
region from Cumbria and Lancashire to Merseyside and Cheshire. As
network host we will be working with NHS Trusts and other partner
organisations from across the whole region to raise the profile of
clinical research and embed it into core NHS activity throughout the
whole North West Coast region, so that local people can benefit from
having access to the very latest treatments."
The Chair of the selection panel, Dr Jonathan Sheffield, Chief
Executive of the NIHR Clinical Research Network, said:- "The
host organisations are our local administrative branches; but they
are so much more than that. They will help to set the level of
ambition for clinical research delivery locally, and assist us in
making sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves in
the day to day work of the NHS. We were extremely impressed with the
commitment shown by the Royal during the selection process, and I
very much look forward to working with them to increase the
opportunities for patients to participate in research, and develop
the treatments of the future."
Clinical research provides evidence about "what works"
and on how the NHS can best use its resources to provide better
treatments for NHS patients across all areas of medicine. The
promotion, conduct and use of clinical research is included in the
NHS Constitution, which pledges that patients will be informed of
research studies in which they may be eligible to participate.
Last year, more than 630,000 patients took part in clinical research
studies supported by the NIHR Clinical Research Network.
Wind farm regulation makes
IS this correct? According to Royal
Geographical Society (RGS)
:- "Consumers will be saddled with the cost of green energy
infrastructure for at least 20 years under agreements that ensure
profitability for Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTOs)."
This statement is back by research presented at the Royal
Geographical Society (with IBG) international conference in London.
Also stated in the release that Ms Hiteva from the RGS said:-
"The current regulation of offshore wind energy transmission, as
well as increasing costs of green energy, will disproportionately
affect consumers already living in fuel poverty, Ralitsa Hiteva of
the University of Manchester told the conference. Offshore
Transmission Owners, who are responsible for transmitting
electricity from the offshore wind farms to the shore, have 90% of
their income guaranteed regardless of how much energy they transmit.
Ofgem is the 1st energy regulator worldwide to issue offshore
transmission licences, which are designed to attract cheap capital.
In making offshore transmission contracts attractive to investors;
which include pension funds with no previous experience in
electricity transmission; but Ofgem is at odds with its mandate of
representing consumer rights. Consumers ultimately pay for the costs
of transmission infrastructure, but their interests are overshadowed
by Ofgem's desire to make the offshore transmission regime work. If
green energy is to grow rapidly and fuel poverty is to be
alleviated, consumers must be better represented throughout the
whole electricity supply chain, not just at the point of
VOGUE BALL GOES
LIVERPOOL'S most exciting cult event, The
Vogue Ball, which has risen from underground dance sensation to high
profile extravaganza in recent years, returns to Camp & Furnace for
its 2013 outing on Saturday, 5 October 2013, with a:- 'Gods
and Monsters' theme.
Always a diverse event, this year's ball is set to be even more so.
One of New York's most celebrated:- 'Voguers' Aviance
Milan is currently visiting Liverpool from Stockholm to work with
Vogue Ball creator Darren Suarez to help develop the House of Suarez
opening routine for the ball and also to create a special duet which
the two will perform later this autumn as part of Liverpool's
Homotopia festival. Aviance will also return to Liverpool to judge
performances at the Vogue Ball itself. Originally from the legendary
House of Milan in NYC, Aviance Milan got his start in voguing in
1991 while competing at balls. He received a career scholarship for
Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and has collaborated with companies such
as Ballet de Lorraine in France and Le Biennialle Theatre in Venice,
Italy. He has danced for La India, Grace Jones, Safire, Lil Kim,
Kevin Aviance, Franklin Fuentes, Veronica, and House of Ninja and
has taught classes internationally.
The Vogue Ball has also partnered up with Liverpool Theatre Company
Brouhaha to bring a Vogue House from Holland to the UK to compete in
this year's Ball. The group won Best House in the 2012 Vogue Ball
and Brouhaha organisers were so impressed with their performance
that they have provided funding for them to return for the 2013
Choreographer and Vogue Ball organiser Darren Suarez said:-
"I'm delighted that the Vogue Ball is gaining such great reputation
internationally, it's so exciting to have renowned performers
travelling to Liverpool from outside the UK especially to be
The Vogue Ball is a dance event like no other in the UK; where club
culture meets high art and Vogue teams (known as 'houses') come
together from far and wide to compete for dance supremacy, wearing
lavish and creative costumes befitting (and often subverting) the
After the debauched magic that was last year's 'Twisted
Fairytales' Vogue Ball locked out at Camp and Furnace,
organisers House of Suarez have opted to return to the city's most
happening venue for another catwalk spectacular reminiscent of
1970's/80's New York (the home of the Vogue dance style) at its most
glamorous. This year's 'God and Monsters' theme is set
to challenge the boundaries of those competing.
This year's Vogue Ball is certainly not for the faint hearted, it
will ricochet between dark scary lands and places beyond the clouds
in a decadent and debauched meeting of celestial beings, icons, men
and monsters, all showing off their seedy and seductive night moves
on the UK's most messed-up catwalk show.
PERFORMANCE DETAILS - GODS
Vogue Ball 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Camp and Furnace
67 Greenland Street
Time:- Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
£16.50 (price includes booking fee)*
How to Book...
Box Office:- 0844 8000 410
ticketquarter.co.uk or in
TicketQuarter, Queens Square, Liverpool...
THIS IS STRICTLY AN OVER 18's
* NEW FOR 2013 – VIP TICKETS
£26.50 -- To include guaranteed seat at catwalk, glass of bubbly,
use of private bar and goodie bag -- price includes booking fee.