Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Cumbria Care Home Rated Inadequate & Placed in Special Measures by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told providers of care to Harker Grange Nursing Home, near Carlisle, Cumbria that they must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of people in their care. During an inspection in May 2016 … Continue reading

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Work and Pensions Committee Calls on Government to do More to Support SMEs

The latest report from the Work and Pensions Committee, focusing on the implementation of Automatic Enrolment with SMEs, and Micro businesses, calls on the government to do more to support employers and to tackle the problem of unstable Master Trusts. … Continue reading

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Applications for NHS Innovation Accelerator Awards Close on 1st August

National and international healthcare innovators have until 5pm on Monday 1st August 2016 to apply for this year’s NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme. The NIA, now in its second year, is seeking evidence-based innovations which improve health outcomes and give … Continue reading

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One-hour Book Delivery Service Takes on Amazon

NearSt is taking on Amazon whilst supporting independent retailers by offering a one hour book delivery service.  The service is currently only available in London but the company hopes to move into other large cities over the coming months, and … Continue reading

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CQC Publishes Annual Controlled Drugs Report

  The CQC’s annual report on the use of controlled drugs has been published for 2015.  The report highlights local and national initiatives to promote the safe use of controlled drugs and to reduce harm from their misuse, and provides … Continue reading

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Government Gives UK Businesses £57m Boost to Bring Ideas to Market

A new funding boost of £57.5 million has been announced for the UK’s energy and infrastructure, biomedical and quantum technology sectors.  It is hoped that the new fund will help the development of innovative UK business ideas looking at tackling … Continue reading

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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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