Author Archives: Sam Pearce

The 2015 Brighton Prize Short Story Competition is Now Open

The Brighton Prize 2015 is now open until July 7th. The short story competition has a £700 prize fund and the chance to perform to a live audience. The competition will be judged by best-selling crime thriller novelist Peter James. The competition … Continue reading

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The BFS Short Story Competition 2015

The British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition 2015 is now open until the 30th of June 2015. The judge of the competition will be Allen Ashley. Prizes include, £100, £50, £20. The first and second prize winners will also receive … Continue reading

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Guide to CQC inspections for mental health providers published

The NHS Confederation has produced a guide to what mental health providers can expect during a CQC inspection. One year on from the introduction of the regulator’s new approach to inspection, the briefing provides an account of what mental health … Continue reading

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The not-for-profit provider of NHS services in Cornwall rated as ‘good’ by CQC

The first not-for-profit provider of NHS services to be examined under the Care Quality Commission’s new inspection regime has been rated “good”. Peninsular Community Health, which provides services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, was praised for its performance … Continue reading

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Is funding trouble hindering GP practice improvement?

Neil Roberts, writing for gponline.com, reports that the RCGP has warned thatunderfunded practices that have received the CQC’s lowest rating could struggle to improve because they face significant costs to turn themselves around. This is his news story: ‘Dr Tim … Continue reading

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Bookseller suggests inequality in writers’ earnings

thebookseller.com has today released the following news story on the earnings of writers: ‘There is a “huge inequality” in earnings between writers, with a small number – 10% – earning most of the money made by professional authors, research released … Continue reading

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Its all about compliance…

The Words Worth Reading Limited team is focusing on a whole raft of compliance-based work at the moment. This is taking many different forms – information governance compliance, Care Quality Commission (CQC) compliance, healthcare provider annual reports and NHS annual … Continue reading

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GPs need more time to meet patients’ needs

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has today released a press release which states that GPs need to be freed from the constraints of the ten minute consultation to help meet their patients’ needs. The poll also found that almost all … Continue reading

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The Little Free Library Book

The LA Times has today published a heart-warming news story about literary democracy and ‘The Little Free Library Book’. Here’s the newspaper’s story: ‘I’m a sucker for a Little Free Library. It is, to me, an almost perfect expression of … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Readers: Three Ways to Ensure Believability in Fiction

1. Keep your facts straight Do as much fact-checking as you possibly can.  This is especially important when writing historical fiction.  By the time you’re done researching and verifying details, you will most likely have a lot of information on … Continue reading

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