Monthly Archives: January 2015

More dire news about our libraries

In the last five years 340 libraries have closed across the country. A recent independent report by publisher William Sieghart suggests that the nation’s libraries are in crisis. Sieghart says that public libraries need to adapt if they are going … Continue reading

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The January edition of the Words Worth Reading Ltd newsletter is now available to download

The January edition of the Words Worth Reading Ltd newsletter is now available to download. We would like to wish all of our customers a very happy new year.  We start the year with some exciting news; we will be relaunching … Continue reading

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City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust rated as Good overall by Chief Inspector of Hospitals

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has rated the services provided by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust as Good overall following a Care Quality Commission inspection in September. Trust services were rated as Good for being effective, caring, and well … Continue reading

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St Marks Court, Gateshead, is rated as Inadequate by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told St Marks Court in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear that it must make improvements or face further enforcement action. During an unannounced inspection in November 2014, inspectors found that the home on Spilt Crow … Continue reading

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Anley Hall Nursing Home is rated as Inadequate by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Anley Hall Nursing Home in Settle, North Yorkshire that it must make improvements or face enforcement action. During an unannounced inspection in November 2014, inspectors found that the home on Skipton Road, was … Continue reading

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Hospice in Durham is one of the first adult social care services to be rated as Outstanding by the CQC

The Care Quality Commission has rated the quality of care provided by St Cuthbert’s Hospice based in Merry Oaks, Durham, as Outstanding. St Cuthbert’s Hospice provides accommodation and nursing care as well as day care services for people with life … Continue reading

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Penguin Random House authors speak about National Readathon Day

      On the Penguin Random House website, authors from this publishing house are talking about the power of books and their own passion for reading. Their interviews can be accessed here: http://global.penguinrandomhouse.com/readathon/?cat=22 Don’t forget, National Readathon Day is … Continue reading

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Latest Information Governance bulletin available from NHS

The January 2015 Information Governance bulletin is now available from NHS England. View and download the bulletin here: http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/tsd/ig/ig-bull/  

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Care Inspectorate calls for views on complaints procedure

The Scottish Care Inspectorate are changing their procedures for handling complaints about registered care services and want to hear your views.   They have launched a consultation to ensure that the procedure is fully understood and easy to access and use. … Continue reading

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Nominate a hero

The Annie Dow Heroism Award (TADHA) has extended its deadline until 31 January 2015 in order to honour as many heroes with additional support needs as possible. TADHA was created following the actions of Annie Dow who saved the lives … Continue reading

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