The plant skyscrapers: Giant greenhouses in city centres to herald a new age of farming The 'plantscrapers' could accommodate hundreds of storeys worth of cropsThey would use an innovate feeding system cancelling out need for soilFarms will increase crop yields because growing can occur all year round By Sean Poulter PUBLISHED: 22:30 GMT, 31 December 2012 | UPDATED: 03:00 GMT, 1 January 2013 Crops could soon be grown in greenhouses the size of skyscrapers in city centres across the country, it has been claimed. Birds Eye and other food producers are investigating building ‘plantscrapers’, which could accommodate hundreds of storeys worth of crops, in a bid to make farming more economical, sustainable and meet increasing demand
Details of children taken to A&E department to be sent to national database in government bid to crackdown on child abuse Every emergency visit to hospital will be linked up by NHS computer systemSame system will apply to out-of-hours GP consultationUnder proposals even minor injuries suffered will be loggedConsultant: 'Some parents or carers make it difficult to join all the dots' | UPDATED: 09:42 GMT, 27 December 2012 Details of all children taken to accident and emergency departments are to be run through a national database in order to crackdown on child abuse, ministers say. Every emergency visit to hospital or out-of-hours GP consultation will be linked up by an NHS computer system under plans to help doctors expose cruelty and neglect. Under the proposals, even minor injuries suffered by children will be logged.
GPs will be paid 30,000 bonus for cancer, dementia and out-of-hours care NHS to reward surgeries which provide an all-round good serviceCritics say GPs should not receive extra bonuses just for doing their jobs | UPDATED: 07:56 GMT, 18 December 2012 Health minister Dr Dan Poulter believes the new targets will improve quality in care GPs will be paid thousands of pounds in bonuses for hitting a new raft of NHS targets. Their practices will be given extra payments worth up to 30,000 a year if they make improvements in cancer, dementia and out-of-hours care. The NHS wants to reward surgeries which diagnose patients early, improve survival rates and provide an all-round good service.