Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Writing is Good for Your Brain

There have been countless studies into the benefits of writing everyday, whether you are penning your next masterpiece or keeping a private journal.  Here are just some of the amazing benefits to your brain of keeping up the writing habit. … Continue reading

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Failure to Provide Health Checks is Putting People With Mental Illness at Risk of Dramatically Shortened Lives

Rethink have published the results of their survey into the prescribing and management of anti-psychotic medication.  They concluded that too often people with mental illness are being prescribed medication without understanding the risks and side effects, and without ongoing vital … Continue reading

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UK Publishing Industry Grows to £4.4bn

New figures released by The Publishers Association shows that the UK publishing industry is in good health with total book and journal publishing sales up year on year. The figures also reveal that the UK’s love affair with the printed … Continue reading

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CQC Review into End of Life Care Published

Following the publication of the More Care, Less Pathway Review, the CQC commissioned a report to assess how dying patients are treated in all healthcare settings. Focusing on end of life care for people who may be less likely to … Continue reading

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Winner of The Little Rebels Childrens Book Award Announced

The Little Rebels Childrens Book Award was set up by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers four years ago to recognise the rich tradition of radical publishing for children age 0-12 in the UK. ‘Radical’ is defined widely to include books … Continue reading

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CQC Registration Process Moving to Online Only

At present service providers registering with the CQC can complete their application online or by downloading a Word document to complete and send in.  From the 1st June 2016 the Word document will no longer be available to download, and … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Reimagined by Leading Authors

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, Goodreads asked 6 leading writers, including Margaret Atword and Malorie Blackman, to write ‘deleted scenes’ from Shakespeare’s master pieces – the result hitherto unseen passages adding zombies to Hamlet and … Continue reading

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NHS England Publish Five-year Vision for General Practice

NHS England has set out a multi-billion plan designed to get general practice back on its feet, improve patient care and access, and invest in new ways of providing primary care. The General Practice Forward View sees NHS England investing … Continue reading

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Women Over 45 Driving the eBook Revolution

Research carried out for the ebook retailer Kobo has found that three-quarters of the most active readers of ebooks are women over 45.  An incredible 16% of customers in this group by a new ebook almost every day, as well … Continue reading

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CQC Rates North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust as Requires Improvement

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has told North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust that it must continue to make improvements following the latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission. Overall the trust was rated as Requires Improvement, with the … Continue reading

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