Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Join the Campaign to End E-book Piracy!

The Society of Authors has written to Internet Archive’s Open Library, demanding that they immediately discontinue the practice of lending scanned copies of physical books on their site. Open Library scans copies of physical books and make them available for loan … Continue reading

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Have Your Say on the Government’s University Rating System (TEF)

A review of the government’s university rating system has been launched today (18 January) and students, graduates, employers, teachers and parents are all being encouraged to have their say. The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) is designed to … Continue reading

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A Focus on Care Planning at the Heart of Southampton NHS Treatment Centre’s Outstanding CQC Rating

An independent hospital operated by Care UK has been rated Outstanding overall by the Care Quality Commission. Southampton Treatment Centre at South Hants Hospital, Brintons Terrace, Southampton has been rated as Outstanding for being caring and well-led. It was rated … Continue reading

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New Podcast Series Explores What it Takes For Businesses to Become Successful Exporters

Launched by the government’s Exporting is GREAT campaign, the 6 part series showcases the stories of some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs and businesses. Local to Global with Nick Hewer, sees Hewer interview British business owners, entrepreneurs and CEOs who … Continue reading

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Government Pledges to Improve IT Links Between Primary and Social Care

Outdated and frustrating IT systems in GP practices will be replaced with modern technology under widespread changes announced by the Health and Social Care Secretary The GP IT Futures framework will create an open, competitive market to encourage the best … Continue reading

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CQC Report Concludes Leeds Social Care, NHS and Community Services are Working Well Together but Pressures on System Remain

The Care Quality Commission has published its findings following a review of health and social care services in Leeds. This report is one of a number of targeted local system reviews looking specifically at how older people move through the … Continue reading

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New Mobile Apps Aim to Make Choosing the Right University Easier

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore has announced the two winning tech companies, who will create mobile apps to level the playing field for all students, by giving them access to graduate outcomes data at their fingertips. The two contracts have been … Continue reading

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Government Report Calls on Communities to Make Their High Streets Social Hubs

Retail industry experts, including Sir John Timpson, have called for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres in a new report for the government. The Town Centres Expert Panel, made up representatives from the retail, property … Continue reading

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Poor Communication and Inconsistent Levels of Care – CQC’s Verdict Following Staffordshire System Review

The Care Quality Commission has published its findings following a review of health and social care services in Staffordshire. The report is one of 23 targeted local system reviews looking specifically at how older people move through the health and … Continue reading

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Author Representatives, Book Sellers and Publishers Publish Plans to Tackle Sexual Harassment

The Association of Authors’ Agents, The Booksellers Association, The Publishers Association and The Society of Authors have joined together to launch an industry wide commitment to Professional Behaviour. The industry was galvanised to work together to set out the high professional … Continue reading

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