Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Real Time Care Planning Leads to CQC Outstanding Rating

The Care Quality Commission has found the care being provided at Ryecourt Nursing Home, Bispham, Blackpool, to be Outstanding following an inspection in May this year. Ryecourt Nursing Home provides accommodation and nursing care for up to 35 people. At … Continue reading

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Raise the Profile of Your Small Business Through the Small Business Awards

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched its search to find the greatest small businesses from across the UK. From exporters to start-ups, from innovators to green businesses, and from family businesses to the best young entrepreneurs, small firms … Continue reading

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Inadequate Risk Assessment and Care Planning Leads to CQC Registration Being Cancelled

The Care Quality Commission has cancelled the registration of a Croydon care home – effectively closing it down. Carlton House in Chatsworth Road, Croydon, remained rated Inadequate overall at its most recent inspection in March 2018. It was rated Inadequate … Continue reading

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CQC Advice For Care Homes When the Hot Weather Returns

The CQC has issued advice to those caring for the elderly, vulnerable and disabled during the hot weather. Making sure patients and clients are properly cared for during hot weather falls under the umbrella of making sure services are ‘safe’ … Continue reading

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More Students Than Ever Are Being Awarded Unconditional Offers For University

UCAS analysis of applications and offers patterns in England, Northern Ireland and Wales shows that students are increasingly likely to be made an unconditional offer for a place on an undergraduate course, before they have completed their qualifications at school … Continue reading

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Changes to CQC’s Attitude Towards Management of Controlled Drugs

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual review of the management of controlled drugs in England.  The report looks at the performance of those managing controlled drugs in England under the Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations … Continue reading

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UK Publishing Has a Record Breaking Year

The Publishers Association has published its yearbook for 2017 and its good news for authors and booksellers! The UK publishing industry had a record-breaking year in 2017, with income up 5% to £5.7bn. The industry is already the number one … Continue reading

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Embracing New Technology to Support Patients and Carers Leads to CQC Outstanding Rating

Bluebird Care East Devon in New Street, Devon, a domiciliary care agency, has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in May. Inspectors rated the service Outstanding for being effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and … Continue reading

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Office For Students Calls on Universities to Look Beyond A Level Results

The Fair Education Alliance has issued a report (based on research from the University of Exeter) which calls on universities to improve the ways in which contextual data is used during the admissions process. The CEO of the Fair Education Alliance Sam … Continue reading

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CQC Publishes Updated Approach to Regulating Independent Healthcare Services

Following a consultation earlier this year, the CQC has updated its guidance for independent healthcare providers in England. The guidance sets out how the CQC will begin rating independent healthcare services that were previously unrated, such as independent ambulance services, independent … Continue reading

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