Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Poor Risk Management & Care Planning Led to CQC Placing Care Home in Special Measures

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Willows Care Home, Chester that they must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of people they care for. It follows an inspection in April. The Willows Care Home can accommodate 73 … Continue reading

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Researching New Book Leaves Author in a Comma!

Martin Greenwood was researching his grandfather’s artwork for a new book about his life when he became seriously ill and was unable to breathe. He was rushed to hospital and spend six days in a coma. It turned out that microscopic spores … Continue reading

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UK Artisan SMEs Report a Rise in Sales

A report by the Royal Mail, focusing on the artisan craft and design sectors, has revealed that two-thirds of retail businesses in these sectors have seen an increase in sales, year on year (by an average of 19%). Gifts, artwork and jewellery … Continue reading

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CQC Review of Liverpool Health & Social Care Joint Working – Lessons to be Learnt

The Care Quality Commission has published its findings following a local system review of Liverpool. This is one of 20 targeted reviews of local authority areas looking specifically at how people move through the health and social care system, with a focus … Continue reading

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Universities Pledge to do More to Support Students Trying to Access Mental Health Services

Universities UK’s Mental Health Taskforce has published new guidance for universities and NHS services working with students needing to access mental health services. 75% of all mental illness develops by the age of 24 years and research by the IPPR … Continue reading

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Care Home Company Ordered to Pay Over £2 Million in Compensation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured more than £2 million in compensation for residents of a major care homes group as part of an investigation into compulsory ‘upfront fees’. The company has been ordered to give money back to … Continue reading

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Focusing on Care Plans and Staff Development Delivers Outstanding CQC Rating for Care Home

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by The Oaks in Bardney, Lincoln, to be Outstanding following an inspection in September. The Oaks is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for up to six … Continue reading

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FSB Raises Concern Over Small Business Community’s Readiness for GDPR

With less than a month to go until the new data protection laws, commonly referred to as GDPR, come into force, research shows that many small businesses are still in the dark when it comes to the impact the changes … Continue reading

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CQC Cancels Kent GP’s Registration

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has taken action to protect the safety and welfare of people by cancelling the registration of a GP in Chatham, Kent following serious concerns about patient safety at the practice. The CQC’s decision to cancel … Continue reading

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Charles Lea and the Arts Council Supporting Budding Writers In Trafford

 A series of free creative writing courses are set to start at libraries across Trafford next week. The Write Time, Write Place project is an eight-week long, adult creative writing courses for beginners, taking place in libraries from April to … Continue reading

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