Author Archives: Sam Pearce

WriteNow: An Initiative for New Writers From Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House publishes across a wide range of genres including commercial and literary fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and classics. With authors ranging from Dorothy Koomson to Philip Pullman, Arundhati Roy to James Patterson, Roald Dahl to Zadie Smith and now they … Continue reading

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New Teaching Excellence Framework For Universities Throws Up Mixed Results

The new government Teaching Excellence Framework, designed to provide a snapshot of the quality of teaching and learning in UK higher education, has rated 295 institutions bronze, silver or gold according to their standard of undergraduate teaching.  50 colleges and … Continue reading

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CQC Consulting on Assessment Framework Relating to Learning From Deaths

The CQC is reviewing the way it assesses care providers’ approach to learning from deaths in the NHS and social care sectors.  By 2018 new assessments will apply to NHS Trusts, GPs, social care providers and independent services. In December … Continue reading

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New Amazon Book Chart Tracks Reading Rather Than Just Buying Habits

Amazon has been updating its most sold books chart hourly for some time now, but they have now added a feature whereby you can also track what people are actually reading! The new weekly list analyses data from Amazon’s e-commerce … Continue reading

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Low Patient Outcomes Result in CQC Putting GP Surgery in Special Measures

The CQC has rated Daneshouse Medical Centre, in Burnley, Lancashire as Inadequate, and placed the practice into special measures following an inspection in April. The CQC’s report highlighted a number of areas for improvement: They must analyse significant events and … Continue reading

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Top University Removes Prayer Space Without Warning

Students at the University of East Anglia, protesting about the removal of the only on campus prayer space, took their Friday prayer session in a public university square last week. On the eve of Ramadan, students were told the space … Continue reading

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Research Shows SMEs Need to Embrace New Payment Methods

Research by Barclaycard has revealed that SMEs reluctant to adopt new payment methods are losing out on business, online and in store. Customers The research shows that nearly half of all millennial shoppers (18-34 year olds) prefer to pay with … Continue reading

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Islington Care Home Rated Inadequate Following CQC Inspection

An Islington care home run by Care UK Community Partnerships Ltd, has been rated as Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission. Lennox House in Durham Road provides residential care and nursing care for up to 87 older men and women … Continue reading

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Is International Trade Slowing Down For UK SMEs?

WorldFirst’s latest Global Trade Barometer shows a significant slowdown in international trade, as UK SMEs transfer 17% less on average per currency transaction in Q1 2017 versus Q4 2016 – a fall from £48,000 to just £39,000. When asked, two … Continue reading

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Cambridge University Student’s Photos Go Viral

14 black male students from Cambridge University have hit the headlines following the publishing of a photo on Facebook. Inspired by the viral image of young black men from Yale, the Cambridge ACS (African-Caribbean Society) decided to capture just some … Continue reading

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