AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe coveted Queen’s Nurse title returns to NHS Dumfries and Galloway, they are proud to announce that two local community nurses have been selected to take part in a special professional development programme that will earn them the right to use the coveted title.Hazel Hamilton, who works in Annandale and Eskdale, and Kelvin Frew, who works in Mental Health, are two of twenty community nurses selected by The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) to join the first cohort of 21st century Queen’s Nurses.On completion of the programme, they will be the first nurses to receive the title in Scotland for almost fifty years.The modern Queen’s Nurses, drawn from Health Boards and other independent organisations across Scotland, will enable teams to promote health improvement and deliver quality care.“The shift towards providing more care closer to people’s homes offers exciting opportunities for the further development of community nursing,” says Eddie Docherty, NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s Nurse Director.Once they have completed the QNIS development programme, the modern Queen’s Nurses will support new models of care to promote health improvement and local delivery of services.“All the nurses who are taking part in our programme have demonstrated their impact as experienced practitioners and clinical leaders,” says Clare Cable, Chief Executive and Nurse Director of QNIS. “Now they want to further enhance their professional skills by really making a difference for Scotland’s communities as Queen’s Nurses.”“With health policy rapidly shifting the balance of care towards care at home, it is an opportune time to highlight the important contribution of community nurses,” says Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer, Fiona McQueen. “The return of Queen’s Nurse title is a very welcome mark of professional excellence.”QNIS was established by Queen Victoria in 1889 in honour of her Golden Jubilee. Historically, the Queen’s Nurse title was awarded to nurses who completed training that equipped them to work in the community. They provided healthcare and health promotion to people in their own homes, and were well respected in the communities in which they practised.The new Queen’s Nurses will take part in a nine-month programme, developing and honing their existing skills and capabilities, culminating in an Awards Ceremony in December.
The Lagos State Chapter of the Sports Association of Nigeria (Lagos SWAN) has called on the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to investigate the illegal detention of one of its members, Yomi Kuku alongside 22 others by its officers from Area F Police Command.The Lagos State SWAN Chairman, Debo Oshundun who made the call on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, said the illegal detention of one of its members is a direct attack on the sporting press.According to reports already published by The Nation Newspaper, Kuku who on Friday night at Sidewalk Bar along Obafemi Awolowo Road was harassed and physically assaulted by armed policemen led by ACP Akinbayo Soji who came in vehicles belonging to the Lagos State Taskforce on the Environment.Oshundun while decrying the illegal detention wondered why law-abiding citizens who were relaxing on a Friday night after a hard week could be harassed by men of the NPF who were meant to be protecting them.“It is so unfortunate that such ugly incident happened to one of our members. As law-abiding citizens and members of SWAN legally affiliated to the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), we call on the Inspector General of Police and the Lagos State Police Command to investigate this ugly situation.”Speaking further, Oshundun said, “The illegal raiding, arrest and detention of members of the public has been going on for the past 3 weeks. This particular incident is seen as a direct assault on the apex sports writing association in Nigeria.It was also alleged that the same commander and his men had a brush with some Honorable Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly.The Lagos SWAN Chairman said there is a need to stem the ugly tide of harassment and detention of members of the public over frivolous chargesRelatedEnforcing Copyright Laws Key To Growing Sports Business In Nigeria – Barr Agbakoba-OnyejianaApril 29, 2019In “Sports”Again, Lagos Stands Still For Akinwunmi Charity ShowDecember 30, 2019In “Nigeria”2020 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup: Lagos Fully Committed to Hosting – Gov. Sanwo-OluAugust 7, 2019In “FIFA”
The investigation into the loss the Lion Air 737 MAX on October 29 has developed into complex scrutiny of the latest model of the Boeing 737, not all of which is flattering with only a few facts and a little fiction creeping in.Like so many crash investigations a lack of information is fueling speculation and it appears that a secondary issue relating to the 737 MAX design software may be leading the focus away from the central issue of what caused the crash and why the aircraft wasn’t grounded.Boeing is correctly silent on the issue of the Lion Air crash as under ICAO rules the Indonesians are leading the investigation. Boeing and the US NTSB are parties to the investigation but their ability to comment publicly must wait to when the reports are issued.READ: Best airlines for 2019What we know, and central to the investigation, is that the Lion Air accident aircraft suffered three prior upsets caused by erroneous speed and Angle of Attack (AOA) data, which appears to fault the Pitot Tube and Static Port system and the AOA vane.On three occasions the pilots of the flights managed to fly the aircraft to its destination and apparently write up the problems to be attended to by maintenance engineers. Lion Air confirms this.The first question is however what did they write up and was it detailed enough? Sometimes pilots will jot brief notes and the engineers are left wondering.Secondly after TWO upsets why wasn’t the aircraft pulled from service? And after THREE upsets surely someone must have said we have a serious problem and this aircraft must be grounded.To the fatal flight, we still do not have the Cockpit Voice Recorder and that will be critical to understanding exactly what the pilots were thinking and why.We know they encountered the same speed and AOA issues as earlier flights but then lost control of the aircraft.Enter Boeing’s new Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (M-CAS) to assist pilots flying the 737 MAX manually.According to an engineer who spoke to Airlineratings.com the system was added to the MAX to compensate for the higher thrust engines which are also positioned differently on the wing which leads to a nose-up tendency in manual control.The system aids the pilots but acts more like a background monitoring program on a computer like an anti-virus program. Its major function is to trim the stabilizer nose down – to prevent a stall- and activates when the Angle of Attack exceeds a limit based on airspeed and altitude data feed.It can be simply deactivated when the STAB TRIM CUTOUT switches are moved to CUTOUT and then the pilot trims the aircraft manually.This problem – Runaway Stabilizer – is covered in the Flight Crew Operations Manual Bulletin alert – sent out after the crash – which simply reminds pilots of actions to take if there is a Runaway Stabilizer Trim. These memory items are in the manual, as is the M-CAS system.Erroneous AOA data – which can impact any aircraft – can cause a host of problems and the solutions are covered in the Boeing manuals. Also, the pilots can visually see the stabilizer trim wheels in the cockpit and would know that it was pushing the nose down.According to one former Australian crash investigator Boeing didn’t alert pilots to the background M-CAS as its complex and can be easily disconnected by following existing actions for Runaway Stabilizer.He maintains that accusations that Boeing hid the system are simply not true. “Why would they?” “Why would they “hide” a system that helps a pilot?However, the Allied Pilots Association is not happy. They told CNN that they rejected Boeing’s assertion that a safety bulletin issued last week was meant to reinforce procedures already in the 737 MAX flight manual.“They (Boeing) didn’t provide us all the info we rely on when we fly an aircraft,” Captain Dennis Tajer, a spokesman for the group told CNN. “The bulletin is not re-affirming, it’s enlightening and adding new info.”But the Australia crash investigator counters that saying “this is all about not overloading the pilot with too much information or alarms. Besides the US pilot union also says there is not a safety issue with the MAX and it has been flying for over 2 1/2 years and 219 have been delivered.