Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Fancy Writing Comedy for the BBC?

The BBC Writers Room’s regular window for unsolicited scripts is now open for comedy scripts (TV, film, radio, stage or online). This year writers are being asked to specify which 10 consecutive pages of their script to read first.   So … Continue reading

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Brits Don’t Want Gimmicky Work Benefits

According to new research released by global recruitment specialist Michael Page, more than eight in ten (82%) Brits think businesses over-complicate workplace benefits, making them difficult to understand, and hard to use or claim. The survey – conducted among 1,000 … Continue reading

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New CQC Inspections to Focus on the Care of Children Living With Neglect

A new set of inspections will examine how local partner agencies – including local authorities, health and probation services and the police – are working together to protect children living with, or at risk of, neglect.  In particular, the inspections … Continue reading

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York Care Home Prosecuted by the CQC Ordered to Pay Over £150k

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) brought a prosecution against the owners of Lamel Beeches, a care home in York, following two offences of failing to provide safe care and treatment with one offence resulting in avoidable harm to a resident … Continue reading

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Number of University Students Using Tech to Cheat in Exams is on the Rise

The Guardian has published research into the number of university student’s cheating in exams by using tech such as mobile phones, watches and hidden earpieces. They found a rise in the number of students caught cheating of over 40% since … Continue reading

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Free University Course For Budding Screen Writers

The University of East Anglia is recruiting students for its free Introduction to Screenwriting course, starting on the 8th May 2017. Screenplays form the starting point for most dramatic films, the essential work from which all other filmmaking flows. All of … Continue reading

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Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction Short List Announced

The shortlist for the prestigious Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction has been announced for 2017 and seven books are fighting for the £25,000 prize! ABOUT THE SHORTLISTED BOOKS Jo Baker A Country Road, A Tree – The Judges said: … Continue reading

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SMEs Encourage to Apply for Healthcare Sector Business Funding

SMEs in the healthcare sector are invited to apply for a share of up to £12 million to develop innovative ideas that will help to detect, manage and treat disease. The Biomedical Catalyst project, managed by Innovate UK, has up to … Continue reading

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Ebooks Are Proving a Turn Off for Younger Generations

Nielsen’s latest research into the UK’s book buying habits reveals a healthy and growing publishing sector in the UK, with overall sales growing by two percent year on year. When you break the market down the picture is less positive … Continue reading

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Listening and Responding to Patient Feedback Key to Achieving Outstanding CQC Rating

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Shinwell Medical Centre, Peterlee to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in January 2017. Inspectors rated the practice as Outstanding for responsiveness and well-led, and Good for … Continue reading

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