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CQC Raise Concerns Over the Safety of Independent Clinics and Doctors

A new report from the CQC analysing inspections of independent doctor services in England has raise concerns over safety. The wide-ranging report looked at the quality of care being provided by: private GP services travel clinics slimming clinics circumcision clinics allergy … Continue reading

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An Author’s Guide to Copyright

Copyright has been around for almost as long as publishing! In a recent blog post by the British Library it was reported that “One of the first documented rulings with regards to copyright was made in the late 6th century in … Continue reading

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New Student Mental Health Services to Focus on First Year at University

A new taskforce has been set up by Education Secretary Damian Hinds to support students dealing with the challenges that starting university can bring. The new taskforce will look at how students moving from sixth-form or college to university can … Continue reading

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Female Authors Celebrated by Women’s Prize for Fiction

The long list of works shortlisted for Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced, honouring both new and well-established writers with seven debuts making the list, writing in a diverse range of genres. Now in its 24th year, the Prize celebrates … Continue reading

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CQC Guidance For Adult Social Care Service Providers on Client Relationships and Sexuality – Are You Compliant?

The CQC has published new guidance setting out how care providers should consider people’s relationship and sexuality needs. The guidance builds on the quality framework, adding further detail on issues like relationships, diversity and protecting people from harm. It covers a … Continue reading

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FSB Launches Fair Pay, Fair Play Campaign in Support of SMEs

Ahead of the Spring Statement next month, FSB’s Fair Pay, Fair Play campaign calls on Government to enlist the help of Non-Executive Directors, making them responsible for payment time targets, strengthen payment enforcement and adopt Project Bank Accounts in public procurement, … Continue reading

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Students Interested in AI Encouraged to Stay on at University

The government has launched a graduate artificial intelligence (AI) drive to boost productivity and create high skilled jobs. Under the plans announced this week a new industry-funded AI Masters will be introduced and 16 dedicated centres will be opened at universities across … Continue reading

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Poor Governance and Risk Management Leads to CQC Awarding Cosmetic Surgery Centre an Inadequate Rating

A London cosmetic surgery centre has been rated Inadequate overall by the Care Quality Commission. Wimpole Aesthetic Centre, in Marylebone, was rated Inadequate for being safe and well-led. It was rated Requires Improvement for being effective and responsive. There was … Continue reading

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The Cut Out Girl Wins Costa Book of The Year Prize 2018

The Cut Out Girl – a powerful story about a young girl’s struggle to survive Nazi persecution, and a man’s attempt to unveil his family’s secrets – by Oxford University Professor of English Literature, Bart van Es, has been named … Continue reading

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Care Service Finding Creative Ways to Manage Risk Rated Outstanding by the CQC

The Care Quality Commission has rated the care being provided by Acute Need CIC to be Outstanding after an inspection in October and November 2018. Acute Need CIC is a Domiciliary Care Agency located in St. Helens, Merseyside. The service … Continue reading

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