Monthly Archives: April 2012

CQC statement on Panorama

“CQC carries out an unannounced inspection of every care and nursing home in England every year – more often if we believe people may be at risk. This system of regulation can and does identify poor care which CQC then … Continue reading

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Alan Milburn calls for background checks on university students

Thanks to the Telegraph online for this one… Universities should assess the social background of each student during the   admissions process to break the middle-class stranglehold on places,   according to the Government’s social mobility tsar. Alan Milburn said it should … Continue reading

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World Book Night

Stephen Fry joins 20,000 volunteers that are giving away a million free copies of books, as part of the annual reading event, World Book Night. The event held on Monday 23 April, involved many celebrity voluteers ranging from Stephen Fry, … Continue reading

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Care home worker sentenced

A care home worker who abused a resident at a home in London has been sentenced today. Jonathan Aquino, 30, was sentenced to 18 months, half custodial and half on licence, for abusing an 80 year old woman with dementia … Continue reading

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‘Coarse language’ and violence top list of UK parents’ complaints about books

Thanks to the Guardian for this one… Children’s books from Roald Dahl to the Horrible Histories series spark complaints to UK library authorities While Americans are busy protesting about the violence and offensive language present in dystopian smash hit The … Continue reading

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Equality objectives published today

The CQC have published equality objectives that detail how they consider equality issues when they regulate services and how they perform as an employer. The CQC consulted on a draft set of objectives with their staff, including their staff equality networks, people using health and social care … Continue reading

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Animal Magic poetry debut for Liz Brownlee

Thanks to Writers online for this one… With over sixty anthology appearances to her name, poet and regular Talkbacker Liz Brownlee is celebrating with the publication of her debut solo collection, Animal Magic. “After attending two creative writing courses around … Continue reading

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CQC has moved to a new four region structure

The CQC have moved to a new four region structure to support the improvements to their model. The four regions – South, London, Central and North – align with the structure of the NHS Commissioning Board and are each led by an … Continue reading

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Three-quarters of universities ‘to cut student places’

It has been suggested that nearly 100 out of the 130 Universities in England could be forced to accept less undergraduates this year following the introduction of Coalition reforms designed to drive down tuition fees. The cuts are being imposed … Continue reading

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Mobile library cuts to hit elderly and rural dwellers

Thanks to the Telegraph online for this one… Nearly a third of local authorities have reduced or cancelled their mobile   library service in the last year, according to statistics obtained by The   Daily Telegraph. The cuts are having a disproportionate … Continue reading

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