Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Employees Spend Over 10 Hours a Week Procrastinating

Rebootonline.com carried out a study of 865 office workers, laying bare the hours and the cost of time people spend procrastinating at work. Overall it was revealed that this expensive drain is costing companies £8,851.14 per employee annually. It was … Continue reading

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Could Universities Do More To Encourage Ethnic Diversity?

The Insitute for Policy Research at Bath University has published a report into ethnic diversity and the composition of student populations attending UK universities. The new IPR Policy Brief ‘Diverse Places of Learning?’ suggests some universities need to do more … Continue reading

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CQC Helps Taxi Firm Improves its Service to NHS

A north London taxi firm which works closely which the NHS has made improvements according to a focused Care Quality Commission inspection carried out in May 2017. At a previous inspection Mealing Taxis Limited, based in Northwood, in the London … Continue reading

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Google to Use Robot Writers to Produce 30,000 News Stories a Month!

Journalists, beware! Google has announced that is going to be working with the Press Association and Urbs Media (an automated software startup specializing in combing through large open datasets) to build software capable of writing 30,000 local news stories a … Continue reading

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CQC Raises Concern Over Access to Quality Mental Health Services

The CQC has published a report on the quality of specialist mental health care in England. State of Care in Mental Health Services 2014 to 2017 reflects on findings from the last three years of inspections and the CQC’s role monitoring … Continue reading

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CQC Fines Care Provider £3750 After Failing to Report Incidents

The Care Quality Commission has issued three Fixed Penalty Notices, each for £1,250, against a Barnet care provider – after it failed to report three incidents. During CQC’s inspection of Lifeways Community Care (New Barnet) in January 2017 inspectors found … Continue reading

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SMEs Given Access to Millions in Export Support Through New Governement/Bank Partnership

UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency, has announced plans to help more businesses, both exporters and supply chain SMEs, access financial support through their banks. UKEF will partner with five of the UK’s biggest banks to deliver government-backed financial … Continue reading

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CQC Report Concludes it is Increasingly Difficult to Provide High Quality Adult Social Care

The CQC has published a report reflecting on the findings of its adult social care inspection programme from 2014 to 2017. Since 2014 the CQC has carried out more than 33,000 inspections of around 24,000 different services. They have rated … Continue reading

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75% of Students Will Never Pay Off Student Debts

Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies released today has concluded that 75% of students will still be saddled with university debts after the age of 50. The IFS’s damming report focuses on the effects of recent changes to student … Continue reading

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CQC Urges Care Homes, Hospicies and Independent Hospitals to Review Fire Safety

The CQC has written to providers of care homes, hospices and independent hospitals, as well as their representative bodies, to encourage them to review their fire safety checks to ensure they are up to date, understood and applied consistently. The … Continue reading

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