Insights into the world of R&D
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The UK government’s set its sights on boosting R&D development throughout the country, with a fairly ambitious target of getting it as high as 2.4% of our Gross Domestic Product by the time we reach 2027, so let’s take a look at some of the key findings from the ONS report for 2019.
A shocking 1,400 construction workers have taken their own lives in the last 4 years in the UK. Overall, suicides in construction outnumber fatal work accidents by 10 to 1. The industry is taking steps to make the modern construction workplace safer than ever before, but we’re having much less success in taking care of the people who use it.
When the UK’s National Health Service turned 71 years old in 2019, it was already a full 5 years older than the average male life expectancy when it was founded back in 1948. Over those 7 decades, the service has seen an incredible, continuous shift in the whole field of cradle-to-grave medical care. Every year brings new approaches, new techniques and new treatments