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Research Shows SMEs Need to Embrace New Payment Methods

Research by Barclaycard has revealed that SMEs reluctant to adopt new payment methods are losing out on business, online and in store. Customers The research shows that nearly half of all millennial shoppers (18-34 year olds) prefer to pay with … Continue reading

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Calling All Writers, Novelists, Playwrights and Poets Struggling to Find the Time

The Royal Society of Literature is looking for novelists, playwrights, poets and short story writers who need time away from their normal lives – to take sabbaticals from their jobs, for example, or to travel abroad for research – to … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission takes action to protect people at Deneside Court care home in Jarrow

Deneside Court, a care home in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, remains in special measures after the CQC again rated them as Inadequate following an unannounced inspection in July this year and an announced inspection of their pharmacy in August. Deneside … Continue reading

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Targets Set to Reduce Business Red Tape by £10 Billion in Question

The Government set a target to reduce the cost to business of regulation by £10 billion between 2015 and 2020. The Public Accounts Committee has been reviewing progress and its report is damming. So far the government has achieved less … Continue reading

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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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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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