UK Column News - 31st May 2023

Brian Gerrish, Mike Robinson and Debi Evans with today’s UK Column News.


​​NHS Digital

​​00:26 NHS App and your NHS account 

​​Gov.UK: Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE)

​​ACE, part of “Homeland Security” at the Home Office

​​Accelerated Capability Environment blog

​​Australia-Canada-Singapore-Switzerland-United Kingdom (Access) Consortium

​​Express: NHS patients on fast track to get breakthrough drugs approved by foreign regulators

​​Telegraph: GPs urged to trial experimental drugs on patients 

​​Pulse Today: GPs could be incentivised via QOF to join clinical trials

​​Following EU exit, there is an opportunity for the UK to regulate healthcare product development differently. The Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021 paves the way for this


​​Public Health Genomics—Enabling Science in Health

​​10:27 PHG Foundation

​​PHG Foundation—YouTube

Video: ​​Making science work for health | Dr Dame June Raine on how regulators are supporting innovation

​​What is pharmacogenomics?

​​Using Genes to Guide Prescriptions—posted 18 October 2013 (!)

​​British Pharmacological Society: Using pharmacogenomics to improve patient outcomes


​​MoD Propaganda

​​23:30 Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine—31 May 2023

​​Chief of Defence Intelligence, Adrian Bird, spoke at a RUSI event

​​Chief of Defence Intelligence RUSI webinar May 2023 

​​At Windsor Castle, sailors and members of the Royal Marines Band Service received Royal Victorian Order honours from His Majesty The King


​​Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Situation

​​29:35 IAEA—International Atomic Energy Agency

​​The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in southeastern Ukraine is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and among the ten largest in the world

​​The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has expressed alarm over the recent power outage at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine

​​Tension mounts in run up to UN Security Council meeting on Zaporizhia NPP

​​TASS: Five people killed, 15 injured in Ukrainian artillery strike on Vasilyevka

​​Council on Foreign Relations: How much aid has the U.S. sent Ukraine? Here are six charts

​​Victoria Nuland spills the beans on Ukraine

​​Mobilizing Private Investment for the Reconstruction of Ukraine

​​Video: Julie Monaco (Thanks to viewer Linda for helping to identify) MD, Global Head Public Sector, Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory 

​​Debi Evans Blog: 30th May 2023


​​Sarah Ferguson, Epstein’s Driver and the Housekeeper

​​43:32 Daily Mail: Jeffrey Epstein's private diary reveals he met with Sarah Ferguson at his Manhattan mansion


​​Ofgem, Enabling Obscene Energy Prices

​​44:38 Energy regulator Ofgem has today (Thursday 25 May 2023) announced its quarterly update to the energy price cap for the period 1 July – 30 September 2023


​​Covid Vaccines: History Trying To Repeat Itself

​​47:03 NBC: China faces a new Covid wave that could peak at 65 million cases a week

​​Regulatory approval of Covid–19 Vaccine SKYCovion

​​SKYCovione Covid–19 Vaccine:

​​The vaccine consists of GBP510 with the AS03 adjuvant. GBP510 is a self-assembling two-component protein nanoparticle that displays 60 copies of the receptor binding domain (RBD) of SARS–CoV–2 Spike

​​The Korea Herald: Gates Foundation donates US$4.9 mln to SK's vaccine project

​​U.S. AFRICOM leader admits to Congressman Gaetz, coup leaders “share core values” with U.S. military


​​Core Values–Africa Knows What The Ukraine War Is About

56:53 LGBT activists act like dogs and bark at Catholic organization volunteers in Warsaw (N.B.: this clip is not new)

​​ANC Secretary-General: “Putin is a head of state. South Africa can't arrest a head of state

​​Julius Malema to BBC: “I would give weapons to Russia to fight imperialism

​​The Irish Times: Nato peacekeeping troops hurt as ethnic Serbs clash with police in Kosovo

​​BBC: Serbia sends troops to border after Kosovo clashes