Author Archives: Sam Pearce

NICE quality standards published for infection prevention and control

Last month saw new NICE quality standards published for infection prevention and control. This quality standard covers the prevention and control of infection for people receiving healthcare in primary, community and secondary care settings. You can find out more and … Continue reading

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The May edition of the Words Worth Reading Ltd newsletter is now available to download

The May¬†edition of the Words Worth Reading Ltd newsletter is now available to download. This is the month that exams come to an end and some students head off on their summer break. In the Words Worth Reading Ltd office … Continue reading

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Compulsory Care Certificate for New HCAs

As a result of the care bill passed earlier this month, Health Care Assistants in England will be legally required to complete a Care Certificate. The Care Act requires HCAs to be trained in 15 areas such as, basic life … Continue reading

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CQC priorities and plans for the next two years

The CQC has published their business plan for 2014/15 to 2015/16, which sets out how they will make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, and encourage them to improve. In 2013/14, … Continue reading

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Increase in registered managers since the CQC announced plans to take tough action

There has been an increase in registered managers since the CQC announced plans to take tough action. There has been a 57% increase in the number of new registered managers across 2439 health and social care services. The CQC set … Continue reading

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Information Governance Toolkit Version 12 due for release, June 2014

At the beginning of the year the HSCIC External Information Governance Delivery Team asked for your comments and requested feedback on the Toolkit to help them with the development of the Information Governance Toolkit (IGT) V12. Version 12 is due … Continue reading

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The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and You

The Mental Capacity Act is a law about making decisions and what to do when people cannot make some decisions for themselves. The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Sometimes people need treatment or … Continue reading

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A book list that is perfect for summer

It is that time of year again, Richard and Judy have released their Book Club reads for 2014 and the list promises to be great. This year’s list includes the author of Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled … Continue reading

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The Cirencester Children’s Literary Festival, 2014

The Cirencester Children’s Literary Festival is back for a second time in 2014. The festival has added a few events in the evenings for the grown ups too. It takes place from 28th July – 2 August 2nd August, 2014 … Continue reading

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Line Up Announced for the Hay Literary Festival 2014

The full Programme for the Hay Literary Festival 2014 is now online and open for booking. This year’s festival runs from Thursday 22 May to Sunday 1 June. The festival is in its 27th year in Hay, a beautiful town … Continue reading

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