Monthly Archives: June 2015

Is it possible to get a better life for carers?

Ben Cavanagh’s report on better care for carers I’ve yet to come across anyone who would disagree with the concept of joining up health and social care. Who would? No one would want to experience being passed from pillar to … Continue reading

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IS there a crisis in non-fiction publishing?

A story written for (and taken from) the Guardian online, Sam Leith talks about non-fiction publishing. ‘Amid the ambient wails of doom about the publishing industry, I’d like to enter a note of encouragement. The mainstream may be getting dumber … Continue reading

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The Economist reports that Guggenheim Helsinki will lack spark

Story and viewpoint taken directly from The Economist, print edition, 27th June 15: In spite of the enormous success of the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, the €130m ($145m) design chosen for the Helsinki outpost will not quieten misgivings about the … Continue reading

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The Carer’s Newsletter

A great resource for carer’s and for those working in social care environments – The Carer’s Newspaper, which is out now: http://thecarersnewspaper.co.uk/?edition_id=f8970090-1e2f-11e5-b5c8-002590a5ba2d

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NACN launch ‘Good Practice in Ambulance Commissioning’ Briefing

On the 25th June 2015, The National Ambulance Commissioners Network (NACN) launched the Good Practice in Ambulance Commissioning, a briefing that pulls together examples of good practice from across the country. The purpose of the briefing is to share innovative … Continue reading

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New rules on openness and honesty for NHS staff

New guidelines are being unveiled for doctors, nurses and midwives across the UK on being honest and open with patients when things go wrong. These guidelines will be known as a “duty of candour”. They make it very clear that … Continue reading

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New “Auto closure” functionality for incidents recorded on the IG Toolkit

As part of version 13, launched at the beginning of the month, there is a new “Auto closure” functionality for incidents recorded on the Information Governance Toolkit. This new function is for the attention of Incident Reporting Users with access … Continue reading

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Clarification regarding the Information Governance Toolkit and proposed enhancements

Clarification regarding the Information Governance Toolkit and proposed enhancements have been published today. Users of the Toolkit will have seen the paragraph in the National Information Board document Personalised Health and Care 2020: a framework for action referencing the IG Toolkit … Continue reading

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CQC Publishes 27 Reports on Adult Social Care Services Across London

In the past week the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published 27 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across London. Following recent inspections, 18 of these care homes and homecare agencies have been rated … Continue reading

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New Poetry Competition from The National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust has launched a new poetry competition in connection with Bloomsbury. The winner of the competition will be featured in a poster campaign across the UK, an iPad and £250 of books is also part of the … Continue reading

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