Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Chris Riddell Becomes New Children’s Laureate

Author and illustrator Chris Riddell has become the new Children’s Laureate, taking over the role from Malorie Blackman. He was given the role at a ceremony at BAFTA Headquarters in London earlier this month. Riddell is the author of Goth … Continue reading

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Last chance to apply for degree in Paediatric Dentistry

Paediatric Dentistry MSc A part-time, three-year Master’s programme that blends online, distance learning with hands-on skills lab training and face-to-face teaching is available at UCL. The online interface is designed to encourage learning ‘on the go’ (an iPad mini is … Continue reading

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CQC inspectors find Locality Health Centre in Weston-Super-Mare to be Outstanding

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by the Locality Health Centre at Weston-Super-Mare to be Outstanding following an inspection in April. Under CQC’s programme of inspections, all of England’s GP practices are being given a … Continue reading

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GP Practice rated inadequate in Bristol

England’s Chief Inspector of General Practice has placed a Bristol GP practice into special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. A specialist team of inspectors has given Dr Tom Frewin’s practice in Clifton an overall rating of … Continue reading

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Care Home Open Day

Care Home Open Day offers care homes the opportunity to throw open their doors, demonstrate the difference they can make to people’s lives, strengthen links with local communities and help celebrate some of the really great care that we frequently … Continue reading

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CQC confirm they will act on procurement recommendations

The CQC has stated that the organisation welcomes the fact that there has been an independent review by the Department of Health about the way two procurements were handled by the regulatory authority in February 2013. Whilst the CQC have … Continue reading

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Take a look at our latest press releases

We’ve had a lot of great news to shout about over the last few weeks! Our Press Releases page has recently been updated to provide news and updates relating to our work. Take a look at to find out … Continue reading

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Novel by Jane Austin’s Relative is Back in Print

Lois Austen-Leigh is the granddaughter of James Edward Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen’s nephew and the author of a memoir about his famous relative. The crime novel, supposedly written on the same desk Jane Austin used, has become a mystery since it … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Underway…

The ever popular Hay Festival runs from 21st May until 31st May 2015. There are lots of things going on at the famous festival this year. Including appearances from and interviews with Marco Pierre White, Griff Rhys Jones and Ali … Continue reading

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HSCIC guidance for SIRI

Health and Social Care Information Centre have published a Checklist of guidance for Reporting, Managing and Investigating Information Governance and Cyber Security Serious Incidents Requiring Investigation (SIRI). This is applicable to all organisations processing Health, Public Health and Adult Social … Continue reading

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