Monthly Archives: August 2016

CQC Praises Health Centre’s Approach to End of Life Care

Baslow Health Centre in Bakewell, Derbyshire, has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC.  In its report the CQC highlighted a number of successful initiatives, including the work undertaken to improve end of life care through their charity, Helen’s Trust. … Continue reading

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Should the CQC Rate More of its Registered Services?

The Department of Health has launched a consultation on proposals to extend the types of services that are publicly rated by the CQC. The CQC already rates NHS trusts, general practices, care homes, hospices, home care and other types of … Continue reading

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Penguin Aims to Get the Whole Family Reading This Summer

Penguin Random House is celebrating summer with a new campaign, #ByBook, designed to take adult, parent and teen readers to new places and champion books as the ultimate way to travel. The campaign focuses on 22 titles, each paired with a popular holiday destination and by a … Continue reading

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Bogus CQC Inspectors – How to Spot Them

The CQC have again reported a number of providers being contacted by bogus inspectors, trying to access service and patient information. What to Look/Ask For When An Inspector Calls Genuine CQC inspectors carry ID badges that include: a photograph of the … Continue reading

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Always Wanted to Write Drama For Radio?

The BBC is running a free workshop on writing drama for radio on Friday 26th August, at BBC Birmingham. The workshop has been designed with budding authors who have always fancied writing for radio, but don’t know where to start … Continue reading

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Cumbria Care Home Rated Inadequate & Placed in Special Measures by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told providers of care to Harker Grange Nursing Home, near Carlisle, Cumbria that they must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of people in their care. During an inspection in May 2016 … Continue reading

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Work and Pensions Committee Calls on Government to do More to Support SMEs

The latest report from the Work and Pensions Committee, focusing on the implementation of Automatic Enrolment with SMEs, and Micro businesses, calls on the government to do more to support employers and to tackle the problem of unstable Master Trusts. … Continue reading

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Applications for NHS Innovation Accelerator Awards Close on 1st August

National and international healthcare innovators have until 5pm on Monday 1st August 2016 to apply for this year’s NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme. The NIA, now in its second year, is seeking evidence-based innovations which improve health outcomes and give … Continue reading

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