Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Free University Course For Budding Screen Writers

The University of East Anglia is recruiting students for its free Introduction to Screenwriting course, starting on the 8th May 2017. Screenplays form the starting point for most dramatic films, the essential work from which all other filmmaking flows. All of … Continue reading

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Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction Short List Announced

The shortlist for the prestigious Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction has been announced for 2017 and seven books are fighting for the £25,000 prize! ABOUT THE SHORTLISTED BOOKS Jo Baker A Country Road, A Tree – The Judges said: … Continue reading

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SMEs Encourage to Apply for Healthcare Sector Business Funding

SMEs in the healthcare sector are invited to apply for a share of up to £12 million to develop innovative ideas that will help to detect, manage and treat disease. The Biomedical Catalyst project, managed by Innovate UK, has up to … Continue reading

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Ebooks Are Proving a Turn Off for Younger Generations

Nielsen’s latest research into the UK’s book buying habits reveals a healthy and growing publishing sector in the UK, with overall sales growing by two percent year on year. When you break the market down the picture is less positive … Continue reading

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Listening and Responding to Patient Feedback Key to Achieving Outstanding CQC Rating

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Shinwell Medical Centre, Peterlee to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in January 2017. Inspectors rated the practice as Outstanding for responsiveness and well-led, and Good for … Continue reading

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Significant Increase in the Number of Degree Apprenticeships Forecast

A report from Universities UK is predicting a significant increase in the number of people opting for degree apprenticeships in England. Degree apprenticeships – first introduced in 2015 – enable apprentices to split their time between university study and the … Continue reading

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CQC’s 2017 Regulatory Fees Confirmed

The Care Quality Commission has published its fees for 2017/18. The amounts that providers will pay for their regulation will depend on the type of health or social care they offer. Examples of the changes providers can expect to see … Continue reading

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Will There Be Anyone Left to Work in Social Care Post Brexit?

  The number of non-British EU nationals working in the UK’s social care system has increased by over 40% in the last three years. Government data shows an increase from 65,000 in December 2013 to 92,000 in September 2016.  Raising … Continue reading

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Successful Self Publisher Swimming Against the Tide

Joanna Penn has been something of a poster girl for the self-publishing community in the UK and has surprised many by announcing that she has moved into physical book publishing. Her publishing company, Curl Up Press, is an independent small … Continue reading

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CQC Rates Ealing GP Practice As Inadequate

The CQC has rated Dr Naz Asghar’s practice in Ealing, west London, as Inadequate. The practice was rated as Inadequate for being safe, effective and well-led. It was rated Requires Improvement for caring and Good for being responsive. Some of the … Continue reading

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