Author Archives: Sam Pearce

CQC Steps in to Protect Deaf People in Margate

The Care Quality Commission has issued a statement setting out the steps taken to protect the safety and welfare of young adults who were living at ‘Westgate College for Deaf People and the Road Project’ in Margate which was forced … Continue reading

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Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2017 Competition

The Scottish Book Trust has announced that applications for the New Writers Awards 2017 are now open, providing a unique opportunity for 10 unpublished writers who live in Scotland to pursue their dream of becoming a published author. This is … Continue reading

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CQC to Inspect all Termination of Pregnancy Services by September

The CQC has announced the roll-out of a programme of inspections of independent providers of stand-alone termination of pregnancy services, following the successful trial of their new approach. These inspections are part of a wider programme to inspect providers of … Continue reading

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Kings Fund Campaign to Bring Together Physical and Mental Healthcare

The Kings Fund is campaigning for the same level of focus to be paid to bringing physical and mental healthcare together, as has been paid to bringing NHS and social care services together. The separation between physical and mental health … Continue reading

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Health Service Ombudsman Tells GPs to Handle Complaints Better

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has published its’ report into GP complaints handling, identifying good practice and highlighting areas for improvement. General practice accounts for 90% of all NHS interactions and whilst satisfaction ratings are higher than for other … Continue reading

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Charity Sector Stars to Help Develop Leadership in Others

Following successful piloting in Scotland, the Cascading Leadership Programme, supported by GlaxoSmithKline, The King’s Fund and Comic Relief, is set to be rolled out across the UK. Fifteen consultant organisations have been recruited from the GSK IMPACT Awards Network, representing … Continue reading

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Seaside SMEs Get an Out of Season Boost

8 new coastal regeneration projects have been awarded government funding as part of the Coastal Communities Fund project, designed to boost seaside economies and promote year round trade.  In total £800,000 is being spent during this round of funding. It … Continue reading

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CQC Publishes 82 GP Practice Reports

The CQC has published a further 82 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected by specialist teams of inspectors. Five GP practices were rated as outstanding, sixty as good, twelve as requiring improvement … Continue reading

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Facebook to Open Up Instant Articles to All

Last year Facebook launched a new initiative –Instant Articles. Until now Instant Articles have only been available to a select group of publishers, including the New York Times, Buzz Feed and The Guardian.  From April the service will be available … Continue reading

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CQC Launches Interactive Care Home Performance Map

The Care Quality Commission has launched a new online resource to make it easier for people to see which care homes have been rated as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate in their local area. The map shows how the … Continue reading

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