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Article
Publication date: 1 June 1941

F.G. Spreadbury

GENERALLY speaking, the demand for thermo‐electric pyrometer equipment is such that individual calibration of each instrument and its couple is possible. For the…

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GENERALLY speaking, the demand for thermo‐electric pyrometer equipment is such that individual calibration of each instrument and its couple is possible. For the measurement of aircraft temperatures thermo‐electric pyrometers are employed but the following conditions render individual calibration impracticable:

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 13 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

Article
Publication date: 1 April 1948

D.A.C. Nicholls

THE method which is to be outlined is not a new way of approaching continuous beam problems, it was first introduced in America by Professor Hardy Cross, and appears to be…

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THE method which is to be outlined is not a new way of approaching continuous beam problems, it was first introduced in America by Professor Hardy Cross, and appears to be little known in this country. It is felt that the method is much easier to handle than the normal approach to such problems by the Theorem of Three Moments. Engineers dealing with structural design will find it particularly useful, as a very good approximation to the bending moments at the supports can be obtained during the early stages of the work. The method will be helpful to the engineering student, in removing any doubts he may have in determining the directions of bending moments at the supports.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 20 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

Article
Publication date: 1 August 1954

T.A. Brown

THE Slingsby Type 37 is an unusual sailplane with many unconventional features of design and construction. It has been described, by one of the team that carried out the…

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THE Slingsby Type 37 is an unusual sailplane with many unconventional features of design and construction. It has been described, by one of the team that carried out the original test flying programme, as the first of the next generation of sailplanes.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 26 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

Article
Publication date: 1 October 1958

S.L.K. and E.G.B.

This book is an important study of the clastic behaviour of thin wings subjected to non‐linear temperature gradients and particularly valuable are the numerous…

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This book is an important study of the clastic behaviour of thin wings subjected to non‐linear temperature gradients and particularly valuable are the numerous experimental results which confirm, in general, the theoretical predictions. The analysis, developed from the shallow shell theory of Marguerre, is confined to wings of infinite aspect ratio.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 30 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

Article
Publication date: 1 November 1899

What proof have the public, independent of the assertions of the makers, that all the firms whose products are sold indifferently by the shopkeepers use only the best…

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What proof have the public, independent of the assertions of the makers, that all the firms whose products are sold indifferently by the shopkeepers use only the best materials; or, indeed, that a large number of the articles sold are not mixtures more or less objectionable or fraudulent ? This, in effect, is the question put by a writer in a West of England newspaper, and it might be used as a text upon which to write a lengthy homily on the adulteration question and on the astonishing gullibility of the public. As a matter of fact the only evidence of the character and quality of food and other products, in regard to which there is no independent guarantee, is that which is afforded by the standing of the makers, and to some extent of the firms which offer them for sale. And this evidence cannot, under any circumstances, be looked upon as constituting proof. The startling allegations so commonly put forward by advertisers with respect to their wares, while they may be ineffective in so far as thinking people are concerned, must nevertheless be found pecuniarily advantageous since the expense involved in placing them under the eyes of the public would otherwise hardly be incurred. Many of these advertised allegations are, of course, entirely unjustifiable, or are incapable of proof. It may be hoped that the lavish manner in which they are set out, and their very extravagance, may, in time, result in producing a general effect not contemplated by the advertisers. In the meantime it cannot be too often pointed out that proof, such as that which is required for the satisfaction of the retailer and for the protection of the public, can only be obtained by the exercise of an independent control, and, in certain cases, by the maintenance of efficient independent inspection in addition, so that a guarantee of a character entirely different to that which may be offered, even by a firm of the highest eminence, may be supplied.

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British Food Journal, vol. 1 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

Article
Publication date: 1 May 1988

Roger L. Riffer and Jeffrey C. Chin

Courtship rituals are an important part of life to American college students. The cynical might say that finding a lifetime mate from a pool of acceptable candidates is…

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Courtship rituals are an important part of life to American college students. The cynical might say that finding a lifetime mate from a pool of acceptable candidates is one of the primary functions of college. Whether the process is called “dating” (as we will call it in this article) or something else, how one goes about identifying a potential partner and being happy not only with the outcome but also with the process is an important topic for social scientific study.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 8 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

Book part
Publication date: 25 March 2021

Léon Consearo

Purpose: This chapter aims to analyse the current literature on the supply and demand for skills in the UK labour market to identify key trends and themes around skill…

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Purpose: This chapter aims to analyse the current literature on the supply and demand for skills in the UK labour market to identify key trends and themes around skill mismatch, identify gaps and areas for future research.

Method: Selected articles were analysed to identify key themes and trends in the existing literature.

Findings: The overall finding is that the UK labour market suffers from various forms of widespread skill mismatch, but most particularly in the form of skill shortage. The areas with the most notable skill shortage highlighted in the literature include basic literacy, numeracy and digital; employability including leadership and management; STEM and health-related areas; teaching and training and a range of higher-level skills (including leadership and management, digital and creative, and industry-specific skills in STEM and health-related sectors, financial and business services, technology media and telecommunications, as well as teaching and training). Skill mismatch in the form of skill shortages in these areas is projected to worsen considerably by 2030, with some areas expected to suffer acute shortages by this time. Continued improvements to the education system will help to ensure the pipeline of future workers. However, changes to the education system are unlikely to impact on 80% of the future 2030 workforce who are already working and active in the UK labour market.

Originality/value of paper: The chapter provides a review of key literature in the field and aggregates key findings, so a wider picture of the extent and nature of the UK's skill mismatch challenge can be appreciated.

Article
Publication date: 2 March 2022

Mark Holloway and Alyson Norman

The purpose of this paper is to review safeguarding adult reviews (SARs) pertaining to individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) since 2014. This extended literature…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to review safeguarding adult reviews (SARs) pertaining to individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) since 2014. This extended literature review also explores the lessons and recommendations from these reviews in relation to social work practice within the UK.

Design/methodology/approach

The literature review reported and discussed findings across reviews and then used a thematic analysis to synthesise the findings and recommendations from the SARs reviews.

Findings

This paper identified four main themes: a lack of awareness of the needs of those with ABI and their families and around the symptoms and nuances of brain injury, particularly executive impairment and mental capacity, among social workers; poor interdisciplinarity led to a lack of shared communication and decision-making with professionals with such knowledge; a poor understanding of aspects of the mental capacity legislation, particularly surrounding unwise decisions, led to inappropriate or absent mental capacity assessments; and a lack of professional curiosity led to a lack of action where intervention or assessment was required.

Research limitations/implications

This review identifies significant shortcomings in social work practice, education and training within the UK with regards to ABI.

Practical implications

This paper provides recommendations to current social work practice and highlights the need for significant improvements in pre-qualification and post-qualification training and supervision of social workers.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, while there have been extensive reviews conducted on SARs, this is the only review that has focused solely on ABI.

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The Journal of Adult Protection, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1466-8203

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Article
Publication date: 16 April 2018

Mustafa Elmontsri, Ahmed Almashrafi, Elizabeth Dubois, Ricky Banarsee and Azeem Majeed

Patient safety programmes aim to make healthcare safe for both patients and health professionals. The purpose of this paper is to explore the UK’s patient safety…

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Purpose

Patient safety programmes aim to make healthcare safe for both patients and health professionals. The purpose of this paper is to explore the UK’s patient safety improvement programmes over the past 15 years and explore what lessons can be learnt to improve Libyan healthcare patient safety.

Design/methodology/approach

Publications focusing on UK patient safety were searched in academic databases and content analysed.

Findings

Several initiatives have been undertaken over the past 15 years to improve British healthcare patient safety. Many stakeholders are involved, including regulatory and professional bodies, educational providers and non-governmental organisations. Lessons can be learnt from the British journey.

Practical implications

Developing a national patient safety strategy for Libya, which reflects context and needs is paramount. Above all, Libyan patient safety programmes should reference internationally approved guidelines, evidence, policy and learning from Britain’s unique experience.

Originality/value

This review examines patient safety improvement strategies adopted in Britain to help developing country managers to progress local strategies based on lessons learnt from Britain’s unique experience.

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 31 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0952-6862

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Article
Publication date: 4 June 2018

Kate Ann Levin, Stephen Lithgow, Martine Miller and Jill Carson

The purpose of this paper is to examine three interpretations of post-diagnostic support (PDS) for dementia, to understand how best to support people recently diagnosed…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine three interpretations of post-diagnostic support (PDS) for dementia, to understand how best to support people recently diagnosed with dementia.

Design/methodology/approach

A sequential mixed-method approach was used which included analysis of the data collected by each sector, a focus group and interviews with PDS linkworkers and other staff.

Findings

All three sectors used a mix of supported self-management workshops and one-to-one PDS, however sectors varied by linkworker’s affiliation, caseload management and client group. Caseload varied greatly between sectors. Stage of disease and socioeconomic make-up of the local population were raised as factors determining the form of PDS offered. Some pillars appeared to be more easily achieved than others. There was a general agreement among all staff that “caseload” was misleading and that a measurement of workload would be preferable. Agile/mobile working was preferred by linkworkers. Even within teams there was variation in perceptions of PDS; some felt the linkworker role to be one of signposting, while others felt more involved with their client group, and for longer than 12 months.

Practical implications

Guidance at the outset of the PDS programme was sparse. The findings of this study should inform future development of the PDS model and a supporting guidance framework.

Originality/value

There is a growing interest in PDS for dementia. However, little is known about what a model of PDS should look like. This study attempts to capture the most important aspects of PDS delivery.

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Health Education, vol. 118 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-4283

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