Author Archives: Sam Pearce

The CQC Calls on Healthcare Leaders to do More to Protect Children

Although local authorities have overarching responsibility for safeguarding, every organisation and person who comes into contact with a child has a role to play in recognising and addressing safeguarding issues. It is recognised that healthcare professionals are in a strong … Continue reading

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The Glorious Heresies Wins the Desmond Elliott Writing Prize 2016

Lisa McInerney, writer of The Glorious Heresies is on a roll, winning her second award this month! At 34 Lisa is the youngest of the authors shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Writing Prize.  She was named “the most talented writer … Continue reading

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CQC Rates Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Requires Improvement for Second Time

Following the latest inspection by the CQC, England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has told Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that it must continue to make improvements to services.  The Trust was given an overarching rating of Requires Improvement and … Continue reading

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Book Clubs Pick of Non-Fiction Titles Revealed

To celebrate National Reading Group Day, The Reading Agency and The Booksellers Association have been polling reading groups to find out which non-fiction titles they most want to read, or would recommend to others, and the winner is Bee Rowlatt’s … Continue reading

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Birstall Care Provider Prosecuted by CQC

  A care provider that failed in its duty to provide safe care and treatment has been fined £190,000 by Bradford Magistrates’ Court, following the death of a 62-year-old man who broke his neck in a fall from a shower … Continue reading

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Digital Skills Gap Costing UK Economy £63 Billion a Year

The Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee has published a report warning that the UK risks being left behind if the Government does not take more action to address the current digital skills crisis. 12.6 million adults in the UK lack … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust A&E Rated Inadequate

  Following an unannounced inspection the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust that it must make significant improvements to protect patients using its urgent and emergency department. During the inspection in February and March inspectors found … Continue reading

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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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