Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Hull Care Service Placed into Special Measures by the CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has put Allied Healthcare Hull into special measures to protect people using the service, after rating them as Inadequate following an inspection in June and July this year. The CQC concluded that the service did … Continue reading

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Innovative Solutions to Sickness Rates in SMEs Sought

The cross-government Work and Health Unit is running a competition to find new ways of supporting small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to manage sickness absence at an early stage. The Work and Health Unit recognises that as well as improving … Continue reading

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Orton – A Free to Use Online Resource For Writers

Orton is a new, free, online resource that enables writers to develop their work within a community environment. It allows work to be shared and discussed and invites fellow writers (and readers) to suggest edits, comment on what’s working and … Continue reading

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CQC Places Thornton-Le-Moors Care Home Into Special Measures

The Care Quality Commission has put Thornton Manor Nursing Home, based in Thornton-Le-Moors near Chester into special measures to protect people using the service, after rating the service as Inadequate following an inspection in July. Inspectors found that the home … Continue reading

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Have your say on the Digital Economy Bill

The House of Commons Public Bill Committee is currently considering the Digital Economy Bill and they are seeking the views of big businesses, SMEs and individuals with relevant expertise and experience. The Digital Economy Bill will see the implementation of … Continue reading

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BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist Revealed

Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel, poet and author Lavinia Greenlaw, short story writer KJ Orr, Tahmima Anam and Claire-Louise Bennett make up this year’s all women shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust 2016. There were 478 … Continue reading

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CQC Review into Diabetes Care in England Published

The CQC talked to people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes aged between 18 and 65 about their experiences as well as with commissioners, providers and staff across the country about how community diabetes care is delivered. They found … Continue reading

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Universities Admissions Centres to Test Name Bias Theory

UCAS has announced the names of the first universities to take part in name-blind admissions procedures for some courses next year, to test whether masking students’ names can aid fair admissions. The universities of Exeter, Huddersfield, Liverpool, and Winchester will … Continue reading

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CQC Praises Health Centre’s Approach to End of Life Care

Baslow Health Centre in Bakewell, Derbyshire, has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC.  In its report the CQC highlighted a number of successful initiatives, including the work undertaken to improve end of life care through their charity, Helen’s Trust. … Continue reading

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Should the CQC Rate More of its Registered Services?

The Department of Health has launched a consultation on proposals to extend the types of services that are publicly rated by the CQC. The CQC already rates NHS trusts, general practices, care homes, hospices, home care and other types of … Continue reading

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