Speaker Bercow has selected five of the twelve ame

first_imgSpeaker Bercow has selected five of the twelve amendments tabled by MPs ahead of the Brexit votes tonight, which will be held in the Commons from 7pm. Depending on what ministers say from the despatch box, some of these proposals might be pulled.Here’s a very brief guide to each amendment, following the order in which they’ll be taken.a) Labour Revealed on Monday, sets out Labour’s five demands for Brexit, including permanent customs union membership. It won’t pass. The significant thing is that its defeat marks the beginning of the party’s shift towards backing another EU referendum.Main supporters: Jeremy Corbyn, Keir Starmer, Emily Thornberry, John McDonnell, Valerie Vaz, Nicholas Brown.k) SNPSays the UK is “determined” not to leave the EU without a deal “under any circumstances, and regardless of any exit date”.Main supporters: Ian Blackford, Liz Saville Roberts, Caroline Lucas, Stephen Gethins, Tom Brake, Patrick Grady.c) Spelman/Dromey a.k.a. Cooper/LetwinSets a deadline of 18th March for either agreeing a deal or agreeing ‘no deal’ or extending Article 50. Takes control of the Commons timetable and allows MPs to debate the Yvette Cooper bill for extending Article 50 tomorrow. Likely to be pulled.Main supporters: Caroline Spelman, Jack Dromey, Oliver Letwin, Yvette Cooper, Norman Lamb, Ben Lake.b) CostaEnsures that the part of Theresa May’s deal on citizens’ rights is adopted and implemented before the exit date, regardless of whether the UK ends up leaving without a deal.This amendment has caused confusion: the Prime Minister spoke against it yesterday but Sajid Javid didn’t appear to know that when taking questions at the home affairs select committee this morning.The government is now formally backing the amendment – but Alberto Costa, a government PPS, was sacked earlier for tabling it.Main supporters: Alberto Costa, Dominic Raab, Jeremy Corbyn, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Dominic Grieve, Iain Duncan Smith.f) CooperRestates the commitments made by the Prime Minister yesterday, which were to give MPs a say on ‘no deal’ by 13th March (if May’s deal has been rejected again) and give MPs a chance to grant a “short, limited” extension to Article 50 by 14th March (if no deal has been rejected).Comes from the same team as amendment c). It is likely to be pulled as Letwin has said in the debate that there is no need for it.Main supporters: Yvette Cooper, Oliver Letwin, Caroline Spelman, Jack Dromey, Nick Boles, Hilary Benn.Tags:Labour /Brexit /Brexit amendments /last_img read more

Building the future of health together – digitally

first_imgRead Also: Yours truly, Digital HealthTwo Maltese Digital Health Startups, ‘Pharmacy.com.mt’ and ‘Texting Panda’ pitched their solutions during the event and were awarded an entrance to the international Frontiers Health Conference happening 13th to 15th November in Berlin. The event was headlined by keynote speaker, Gerry Chillè, General Partner at Healthware Labs, the innovation consultancy branch of Healthware International specialized in co-developing disease prevention, and improved outcomes solutions with the world’s largest network of digital therapeutic startups.Gerry Chillè said that he could foresee a near future where the “Consumerization of health had arrived to smartphones and watches, quickly evolving in the future of personal health platforms … Data from smartwatches is allowing to do things that we were never been able to do before”. In an increasingly digitised world, the value of human interaction has risen, as users increasingly appreciate the personal touch at the key moments in any user experience. “Placing the customer instead of the product as the central focus of the business strategy, is key in defining and adding value to existing products and creating new value with the creation of new products and services” said Gerry ChillèRead Also: “AI and Robotics are redefining healthcare” – Dr Gege GattSimon Attard, Engineering Director, Babylon Health predicted four healthcare challenges “…Accessibility, Affordability (Efficiency), Accuracy and Ability to focus on prevention rather than cure”. He emphasised the need for digital products with a user focus, also underlining just how far, how swiftly and how unobtrusively the digitisation of the medical world was gaining ground. “If 10 years ago you would say that you can talk to your doctor through a video call, people wouldn’t believe you but now we have major healthcare systems that are using these systems, there are 1000s of patients who are switching from physical visits to virtual visits and they rate it very highly” noted Simon Attard.WhatsApp Earlier in July, 70 digital health enthusiasts from different fields: law, medicine, business development consultants, pharmacists, university researchers and university students, convened for a networking conference. The 5th Networking Event on 4th July 2019 was organised by Digital Health Malta in close collaboration with Frontiers Health .Digital Health co-Founder Dr Stefan Buttigieg shared with Newsbook.com.mt his opinion that the event is gaining traction and that it is helping in the formation of increasing awareness of the help which digitisation can give to the various aspects of the medical profession. <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>center_img SharePrintlast_img read more