Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Are You Ready for National Start-Ups Day on 22nd October?

National Start-Up’s Day celebrates the UK’s flourishing start-up community for a third consecutive year on the 22nd October 2018. Established in 2016, the #NationalStartupsDay campaign builds on the success of the past two years; last year, on Twitter the hashtag trended … Continue reading

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CQC Reports One In Seven Older People Can’t Access The Care Services They Need

This year’s State of Care Report from the CQC shows that most people receiving care are still getting good care – but there are significant issues accessing care, with one in seven older people having unmet care needs. The Care Quality Commission’s … Continue reading

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Libraries PLR Rate to Rise For Writers

The Government is proposing to increase the rate of PLR payments to 8.52p per loan for 2017/18, an increase of 0.32p for each loan. However it has admitted that the number of loans has continued to decline. Public Lending Right … Continue reading

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Unregistered Domiciliary Care Provider Prosecuted by CQC

A company director that illegally provided domiciliary care services from three north London addresses has been fined more than £3,500 at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court. The company was not registered with the Care Quality Commission as required by the Health … Continue reading

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Lack of Management Oversight Contributes to CQC Inadequate Rating

A GP practice in the London borough of Newham has been rated Inadequate overall by the Care Quality Commission. Previously it was rated as Good. Boleyn Road Practice, which looks after more than 6,500 patients, was rated Inadequate for being safe, … Continue reading

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CQC to Look at Oral Health in Care Homes

Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, has announced a review of oral healthcare practices in care homes. Writing about this issue Andrea commented: “Although many residents of care homes are supported to maintain good oral health, there … Continue reading

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Renting Privately Whilst at University – Know Your Rights

Students returning to university this autumn and renting a home for the first time don’t have to put up with rogue landlords. When things go wrong with rented properties, students have the right to get them fixed – and the … Continue reading

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Writers and Performers Join Forces in Campaign to End Indefinite Detention

This week saw the start of a new writer-and-actor led initiative to raise awareness around the call to end indefinite detention of refugees. The initiative is being supported by a raft of well-known actors including Jeremy Irons, Christopher Eccleston, Shobu Kapoor, Maxine Peake, … Continue reading

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Are You Up To Date With The Latest CQC Regulatory Changes?

Following a consultation earlier this year, the CQC updated its guidance for independent healthcare providers in England and the resulting changes started to come into effect on 2nd July. The guidance sets out how the CQC will begin rating independent healthcare services that … Continue reading

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CQC and Live Music Now Set Care Homes a Musical Challenge!

Live Music Now and the Care Quality Commission are challenging care homes throughout Britain to do something musical and extraordinary to celebrate the Last Night of the Proms. During the first week of September 2018, they are urging care homes to share a photograph … Continue reading

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