Author Archives: Sam Pearce

The surprising benefits of reading before bed

In 2014, the Pew Research Center revealed that one-quarter of American adults hadn’t read a single book in the previous year. And that’s a shame because those who read consistently exhibit significantly greater memory and mental abilities at all stages … Continue reading

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Why Do So Many of This Year’s Book Covers Have the Same Design Style?

Article written by Heather Schwedel, on ‘Among the many challenges book cover designers face is trying to represent a book’s premise or main character without getting so specific that readers are left with little to imagine. A few years … Continue reading

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Entries ready for The Bookseller Children’s Marketing Award

This year The Bookseller is launching The Bookseller Children’s Marketing Award as part of their Children’s Conference which is held in London this September. The Bookseller Children’s Marketing Competition will recognise and celebrate those inventive individuals whose promotional campaigns make … Continue reading

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Patients miss 5% of their GP appointments

Patients fail to attend one in 20 appointments with GPs or other practice staff, research by one LMC shows. The Committe has warned that no-shows for GP appointments are increasing the pressure placed on the GP workforce; a workforce that … Continue reading

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Miles Kelly announces book giveaway

The Bookseller has reported that Essex-based Miles Kelly Publishing is giving away 600 books over the summer holidays as part of a campaign to keep children reading over the break. The company, which publishes non-fiction, fairy tale and novelty books, … Continue reading

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CQC chief inspector says the Social Care System is failing workers

On Sunday 9th August 2015, Politics Home reported that Andrea Sutcliffe had issued a stark warning over social care services, which she said were under “stress and strain” due to government cuts and a lack of political leadership over the issue … Continue reading

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CQC publishes its annual report

In the CQC’s Annual Report and Accounts 2014/15, published on the 21st July 2015, the regulatory body reflects on how they have progressed from designing, testing and evaluating their new, rigorous and expert-led way of monitoring, inspecting and regulating health … Continue reading

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CQC publish examples of Outstanding GP services

In July 2015 the CQC published a collection of examples of outstanding practice that their inspectors found in GP surgeries across England. The CQC have been inspecting general practices under their new inspection model since October 2014, and have now … Continue reading

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CQC’s response to the Secretary of State’s Speech

In response to the King’s Fund speech by the Secretary of State on 16th July 2015, CQC’s Chief Executive David Behan said: “We welcome this vision for a democratic and innovative NHS which empowers patients and staff alike. As the … Continue reading

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CQC Announce Mental Health Providers due for Inspection in December 2015

The CQC have announced the 7 acute, community and mental health providers that will be inspected in December 2015, as part of their planned comprehensive programme. The inspections, which are carried out by a mixture of inspectors, clinicians, and experts by … Continue reading

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