Monthly Archives: October 2014

University Open Days

With the latest year group of students off to University and enjoying their first weeks as fully fledged students, there are a whole new group of young adults worrying about where they should attend university; a decision that will have … Continue reading

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CQC Guidance to Compliance

We have pulled together two important documents from the Care Quality Commission that are relevant to our healthcare clients. These guides are designed to help providers of health and adult social care to comply with the Health and Social Care … Continue reading

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A new model for inspecting adult social care

On Thursday 9th October, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) issued this press release, copied below, that confirms how it will regulate, inspect and rate care homes and community adult social care in England. Following extensive joint development, consultation and testing … Continue reading

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Chief Inspector of Hospitals recommends Wye Valley NHS Trust is placed in special measures following Care Quality Commission inspection

A press release from the CQC, released 14th October 2014, states that it is recommended that Wye Valley NHS Trust is place in special measures, following their recent inspection. Hereford County Hospital was rated as ‘Inadequate’ whereas Wye Valley Community … Continue reading

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CQC’s response to Healthwatch England’s complaints system report

Healthwatch England have today published a report calling for renewed efforts to create a compassionate complaints system. In response, Prof Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission, said: “This is a very timely report from … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize for literature to be announced this week

The winner of the 2014 Nobel prize for literature is to be announced tomorrow, Thursday 9th October at noon (BST). Haruki Murakami and the Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o are joint favourites to win the literary world’s greatest honour. According … Continue reading

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Underemployment: Show skills beyond your degree

Underemployment may be a term that is only recently being used, mainly by graduates. It is something that has been on the increase since the 2008 recession, and refers to graduates who are working in a low-skilled job, or unable … Continue reading

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