Bruce Renfrew, MD of Renfrew Group International, sets out his argument against the proposed Design and Technology curriculum, believing that it will fail to fire the enthusiasm of young people to explore and develop new technology.
“So little of the programme is devoted to exploring the new and the fresh – so much is devoted to maintaining the old and the existing. Not only that, I’m completely baffled by the reasoning behind some of the decisions. Why, for example, would you even think of pairing horticulture and cooking (home economics subjects) with electronics, construction and mechanics? And where is the engineering science?
Renfrew Group, in partnership with the NHS unveiled the innovative modular children’s wheelchair ‘Chair 4 Life’ system designed to address the unmet needs of disabled children and young adults at NHS Expo in London today.
The Chair4Life (C4L) initiative was developed by the NHS National Innovation Centre (NIC) in response to clear statements of clinical need from users, carers and health experts. The priority need was identified in the Department of Health’s ‘Innovation Health & Wealth’ report to create a specification for a wheelchair, that would, be easily adaptable for a growing child, improve quality and provision of equipment, promote independence and improve a child’s quality of life.
The proposed Design and Technology curriculum will fail to fire the enthusiasm of young people to explore and develop new technology – so little of the programme is devoted to exploring the new and the fresh – so much is devoted to maintaining the old and the existing.
Britons will collectively spend an enormous £880 million celebrating Valentine’s Day this year.
Whilst not as traditional as the usual chocolates or flowers, booking a date at the local donation centre and giving blood is the ultimate gift of life and a way to meaningfully help others, with no physical of financial cost to yourself.
What makes you uniquely you? Will you live to 100yrs old? Can you be rebuilt?
The Science Museum’s latest exhibition is investigating everyone’s favourite subject – themselves.
With the redevelopment of the museum’s permanent galleries to reflect the advances in the fields of neuroscience and genetics, the new exhibition aims to explore the science of who you are through a series of interactive exhibits and the latest science research.
Renfrew Design Group welcomed a cohort of clinical leaders, as part of the NHS Leadership Programme to our Headquarters this week, on a day dedicated to “change in innovation”.
We hosted a team of clinical leaders drawn from a wide range of backgrounds such as doctors, dentists, psychologists and audiologists, who are taking part in a year long programme that aims to strengthen leadership capacity, in order to deliver change in their organisations and help drive the future of Healthcare Improvement.
Innovation is recognised to be increasingly important within the NHS.
Demand for better patient outcomes, an efficiency drive to achieve 20% savings, combined with the burden of changing demographics and disease types are the motivations behind the Innovation Health and Wealth plan currently being implemented by the management.
Thankfully it’s not going to be winter forever.
However, we are surely in for a few more cold spells and snow yet.
During the winter months, the drop in temperature means that food runs out for birds that come to our gardens looking for some extra help to keep warm.
By putting out a little extra food you can be sure that you really will be helping out a variety of birds during the winter months.
Hello, and welcome to the first Renfrew Group newsletter of 2013!
The beginning of a new year is an exciting time, allowing us to reflect on the past, set new goals, gain new perspectives and renewed enthusiasm for the year ahead.
Our new year’s goal here at Renfrew is to continue to innovate through every aspect of the product development cycle from concept to production, creating practical design and successful products that will help our clients generate more business.
There’s something about Christmas that makes otherwise tacky things, momentarily seem ‘fun’ and ‘festive’….so without breaking with that tradition, some of the Renfrew design Team have cracked out their favourite Christmas Jumpers for a good cause today…. Save the Children jumper day!