Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Winner of The Little Rebels Childrens Book Award Announced

The Little Rebels Childrens Book Award was set up by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers four years ago to recognise the rich tradition of radical publishing for children age 0-12 in the UK. ‘Radical’ is defined widely to include books … Continue reading

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CQC Registration Process Moving to Online Only

At present service providers registering with the CQC can complete their application online or by downloading a Word document to complete and send in.  From the 1st June 2016 the Word document will no longer be available to download, and … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Reimagined by Leading Authors

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, Goodreads asked 6 leading writers, including Margaret Atword and Malorie Blackman, to write ‘deleted scenes’ from Shakespeare’s master pieces – the result hitherto unseen passages adding zombies to Hamlet and … Continue reading

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NHS England Publish Five-year Vision for General Practice

NHS England has set out a multi-billion plan designed to get general practice back on its feet, improve patient care and access, and invest in new ways of providing primary care. The General Practice Forward View sees NHS England investing … Continue reading

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Women Over 45 Driving the eBook Revolution

Research carried out for the ebook retailer Kobo has found that three-quarters of the most active readers of ebooks are women over 45.  An incredible 16% of customers in this group by a new ebook almost every day, as well … Continue reading

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CQC Rates North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust as Requires Improvement

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has told North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust that it must continue to make improvements following the latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission. Overall the trust was rated as Requires Improvement, with the … Continue reading

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CQC Steps in to Protect Deaf People in Margate

The Care Quality Commission has issued a statement setting out the steps taken to protect the safety and welfare of young adults who were living at ‘Westgate College for Deaf People and the Road Project’ in Margate which was forced … Continue reading

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Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2017 Competition

The Scottish Book Trust has announced that applications for the New Writers Awards 2017 are now open, providing a unique opportunity for 10 unpublished writers who live in Scotland to pursue their dream of becoming a published author. This is … Continue reading

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CQC to Inspect all Termination of Pregnancy Services by September

The CQC has announced the roll-out of a programme of inspections of independent providers of stand-alone termination of pregnancy services, following the successful trial of their new approach. These inspections are part of a wider programme to inspect providers of … Continue reading

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Kings Fund Campaign to Bring Together Physical and Mental Healthcare

The Kings Fund is campaigning for the same level of focus to be paid to bringing physical and mental healthcare together, as has been paid to bringing NHS and social care services together. The separation between physical and mental health … Continue reading

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