Monthly Archives: December 2009

NHS risking patients’ lives with imperial scales

Six months after an official report warned of systemic negligence in medical weighing practice within the NHS, the Department of Health has failed to issue the necessary safety alert to hospital trusts to ensure that the report’s recommendations are implemented. … Continue reading

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Big Bang vs “voluntary gradualism”

A correspondent asks whether countries that carried out their metrication programme quickly fared better or worse than countries that have tried to do the job gradually and voluntarily. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Electric cars – an opportunity for SI, or a threat?

The arrival of electric cars on our streets will draw attention to measures for comparing performance. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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