Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Leadership, Medicines Management and Safeguarding Issues Result in Inadequate Rating by CQC

A west London GP practice has been rated as overall Inadequate by England’s Chief Inspector of General Practice. Dr Haider Al-Hasani’s practice in Lynwood Road, Ealing, was found to be Inadequate in being safe, effective, responsive and well-led. It was … Continue reading

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New Government Graduate Placement Scheme For Budding Chartered Surveyors

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has released details of its new graduate and placement year schemes. The skills and experience gained as a VOA graduate enable people with potential to progress quickly to senior levels. Graduates also have access to … Continue reading

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Physical Book Sales Continue to Rise in 2016

New figures released by the Publishers Association show that while overall book revenues remained steady in the first half of 2016 physical book revenues continued to rise, indicating that the UK’s renewed love of printed books may be here to … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Ready for the New One Pound Coin?

The Royal Mint is urging businesses to get ready for the new, 12 sided, £1 coin, being released in March 2017. Businesses or all shapes and sizes are being encouraged to visit the New Pound Coin website, providing businesses with … Continue reading

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Have Your Say on CQC Charges

The CQC is consulting with care providers and organisations that represent them on plans to introduce a new fee structure from 1st April 2017. The new fee structure reflects Treasury guidance requiring the CQC to achieve full fee recovery within … Continue reading

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Calling All Writers, Novelists, Playwrights and Poets Struggling to Find the Time

The Royal Society of Literature is looking for novelists, playwrights, poets and short story writers who need time away from their normal lives – to take sabbaticals from their jobs, for example, or to travel abroad for research – to … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission takes action to protect people at Deneside Court care home in Jarrow

Deneside Court, a care home in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, remains in special measures after the CQC again rated them as Inadequate following an unannounced inspection in July this year and an announced inspection of their pharmacy in August. Deneside … Continue reading

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Targets Set to Reduce Business Red Tape by £10 Billion in Question

The Government set a target to reduce the cost to business of regulation by £10 billion between 2015 and 2020. The Public Accounts Committee has been reviewing progress and its report is damming. So far the government has achieved less … Continue reading

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Hull Care Service Placed into Special Measures by the CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has put Allied Healthcare Hull into special measures to protect people using the service, after rating them as Inadequate following an inspection in June and July this year. The CQC concluded that the service did … Continue reading

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Innovative Solutions to Sickness Rates in SMEs Sought

The cross-government Work and Health Unit is running a competition to find new ways of supporting small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to manage sickness absence at an early stage. The Work and Health Unit recognises that as well as improving … Continue reading

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