Daily Archives: 02/04/2012

CQC inspection changes underway

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is starting to introduce improvements to the way it inspects health and social care services. The changes follow a consultation by CQC on how it regulates. The changes, which will be phased in, mean that CQC … Continue reading

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More schools switching to ‘tougher’ A-level alternative

New figures show that the number of schools offering the Pre-U – a course devised by Cambridge University’s exam board – has increased by a third in two years. For the first time in 2012, it was revealed that almost … Continue reading

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Manufacturing report eases fears over double dip

March showed an unexpected growth in Britain’s manufacturing sector, easing fears about a double dip recession. It had been expected that expansion in the manufacturing sector would slow in March. A rise in demand for consumer goods from within the … Continue reading

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A little bit strange…

Thanks to Writers Online for this unusual one! The Diagram Prize is awarded annually by The Bookseller to the strangest book titles of the year. Cooking with Poo is a Thai recipe book, and the ‘Poo’ of the title refers … Continue reading

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CQC inspects termination of pregnancy services

The Secretary of State has asked the CQC, as the regulatory agency with direct powers to inspect and seize evidence across the NHS and independent sector, to conduct these inspections of pregnancy services as a priority. The CQC has stated that … Continue reading

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