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Going Solar at Active House
13 May 2012

In an effort to combat rising energy prices and lessen the impact of energy use on the environment, Active House, the headquarters of EUHealth.net and Reminder Time, has invested in solar paneling.

Although the UK is not known for being a hotspot for sunshine, solar photovoltaics, or solar panelling as it is colloquially known, although strictly speaking there are two different types, is so efficient nowadays, it is able to operate at around 80% efficiency even on the dullest of days.

The 4kW array, now installed, will help to offset the thirsty demands of the 2 online technology companies that the farm plays host to. Although Reminder Time, the appointment messaging specialist, is no stranger to the green debate, itself offering an ecologically sound alternative to the traditional methods of communication such as postal and telephoning, it needs a reliable, consistent source of energy for its servers and electronics,. By supplementing the existing energy infrastructure, provided by the traditional utility providers, the solar array will ensure continuity of service even in power outages.



Poultry protection is not paltry protection
MD, Nicola has long believed in helping British Hens Welfare Trust (BHWT) and has been a regular re-homer for battery hens in the North West. She has now offered to volunteer additional storage and transportation resources from her farm on the Yorkshire borders right on the Pennine Way, and get the very last of the battery hens to people who will look after them. She also offers her expertise with any issues they may have in those early days.

Please contact Nicola direct at nicola@nicolajefferysykes.com for more details. To visit the website of the BHWT please
click here or go to www.bhwt.org.uk.

Nicola takes part in Pride in Oldham Awards
09 Dec 2011
Our MD, Nicola Jeffery-Sykes was one of 3 nominees to be shortlisted for the Oldham Chronicle's Pride in Oldham Awards, Business category. The event, held at the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Oldham, celebrated its 10th year in style, with a lavish dinner, entertainment and th presentation of the awards themselves. The host for the evening was Oldham-born TV presenter John Stapleton. Visit the Oldham Chronicle's Pride in Oldham page by clicking here.

Entrepreneur with an eye for a challenge
Nicola has been nominated for a Pride in Oldham award. Read about her in the Oldham Evening Chronicle online edition at http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/15/pride-in-oldham-news/61507/entrepreneur-with-an-eye-for-a-challenge

Review calls for gradual changes to NHS
13 June 2011
The government needs to make changes to its NHS plans for England to ensure the best interests of patients are protected, an independent review says.

The NHS Future Forum, which carried out a two-month consultation, called for the overhaul to happen more gradually. To read the full BBC News article, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13751708

E coli outbreak spreads panic

02 June 2011
The recent outbreak of E-coli related illnesses and deaths in Germany, has sparked widespread concern over the safety of food and food hygiene. Although the bacteria causing this outbreak is believed to be a new and more virilent strain, the UK Health Protection Agency is reminding people, in particular those travelling abroad, of the importance of following basic hygiene procedures such as washing fruit and vegetables before eating them, peeling or cooking fruit and vegetables and washing hands regularly to prevent person-to-person spread of E. coli strain.

EUHealth offers an online CPD approved compliance course in Food Hygiene (HACCP) which covers key topics such as personal hygiene, food poisoning, cross contamination and keeping records. To find out more
click the link.

The Importance of Compliance

12 May 2011
Read our article on the importance of compliance to health and safety within organisations.
Click here

Achieve Compliance online, in less than one hour
18 April 2011
EUHealth has just launched an exciting new range of online training courses, which can be selected, paid for, taken and passed, all in less than an hour. Subjects such as Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Risk Assessment, Office Safety, Hazardous Materials and many others are covered. Check out the
range of courses and make sure your employees are compliant and that you are covered.

April 2011 Newsletter, Focus on E-Learning
14 April 2011
Our April newsletter takes a look at e-learning and our exciting range of courses, designed to help organisations achieve compliance online, in a variety of areas such as Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Lone Worker Protection, Stress Management and Child Safety to name but a few.

Click here to be taken to the newsletters page where you can select from our April issue and other past editions.

Is wiki-commissioning the future for GP consortia?
16 March 2011
New commissioning website launched by regular Practice Business columnist to give consortia a digital head start. For the full article go to http://www.practicebusiness.co.uk/news/1227/is-wiki-commissioning-the-future-for-gp-consortia%3F--/

EUHealth is dropping all of its online prices by 15% until 31 March 2011
03 March 2011
Take advantage of our low prices to get your message to healthcare professionals in the UK and EU before their new budgets are set and austerity measures are put in place.

Please contact us on 0844 567 9364, or get in touch using our
contact form to find out more. Offer ends on 31 March 2011 so act now!

NHS to lose 50,000 jobs, trade unions say
23 February 2011
More than 50,000 NHS jobs will be lost because of government spending cuts, a new anti-cuts campaign group says.
Trades Union Congress-backed False Economy said its study showed that NHS trusts were planning to cut 53,000 staff over the next five years - more than double previous union estimates. For full story go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12548153


EUHealth takes on the Eggheads
25 January 2011
Members of the EUHealth team recently took part in the popular BBC quiz show Eggheads, where challenging quiz teams pit their wits and knowledge against five of the UK’s leading quiz experts. Going by the name of the Hyperactive Group, the challengers included Managing Director Nicola Jeffery-Sykes, Commercial Director John Curley and Data Research Manager Peters Evans. The other team members were Nicola’s friend and one-time colleague Deborah Walker, a business development manager for Manchester Metropolitan University, and Nicola’s father Roy Jeffery, a retired Managing Director and keen quizzer himself, attending up to 4 quizzes a week. The sixth, stand-by member of the team was Peter’s son David Evans, who stood in readiness to pitch in against the Eggheads.

Facing the Hyperactive Group, the resident Eggheads comprised of Judith Keppel, the first £1million winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionnaire?, Mastermind Champion and Brain of Britain, Chris Hughes, four time world quizzing champion, Kevin Ashman, member of the Scotland quiz team and winner of Are You An Egghead?, Barry Simmons, and Mastermind Champion of Champions and fourth 1million winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionnaire?, Pat Gibson.

TV and Radio presenter Jeremy Vine tabled the questions to the two teams and the subjects included Geography, Sport, Art and Books, Music and a final round of General Knowledge. Nicola comments, “It was a thrilling experience for all of us, to take part in what has become a household name and a staple part of the TV landscape. We were made to feel extremely welcome by cast and crew. Everyone on the team is very excited to see the show when it is transmitted.”

Those wishing to know the outcome will have to wait patiently until it is aired sometime towards the end of 2011.

GP commissioning pathfinders announced
19 January 2011,
The first groups of GPs who will take the lead in commissioning health services have been announced by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.The 52 groups of GP practices have been selected to be the first to take on commissioning responsibilities as part of the Government’s plans set out in the NHS White Paper ‘Liberating the NHS: Equity and Excellence’.The groups selected, known as pathfinders, will work together to manage their local budgets and commission services for patients direct with other NHS colleagues and local authorities.For full article go to http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Features/DH_122396



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