Monthly Archives: March 2017

Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction Short List Announced

The shortlist for the prestigious Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction has been announced for 2017 and seven books are fighting for the £25,000 prize! ABOUT THE SHORTLISTED BOOKS Jo Baker A Country Road, A Tree – The Judges said: … Continue reading

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SMEs Encourage to Apply for Healthcare Sector Business Funding

SMEs in the healthcare sector are invited to apply for a share of up to £12 million to develop innovative ideas that will help to detect, manage and treat disease. The Biomedical Catalyst project, managed by Innovate UK, has up to … Continue reading

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Ebooks Are Proving a Turn Off for Younger Generations

Nielsen’s latest research into the UK’s book buying habits reveals a healthy and growing publishing sector in the UK, with overall sales growing by two percent year on year. When you break the market down the picture is less positive … Continue reading

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Listening and Responding to Patient Feedback Key to Achieving Outstanding CQC Rating

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Shinwell Medical Centre, Peterlee to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in January 2017. Inspectors rated the practice as Outstanding for responsiveness and well-led, and Good for … Continue reading

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Significant Increase in the Number of Degree Apprenticeships Forecast

A report from Universities UK is predicting a significant increase in the number of people opting for degree apprenticeships in England. Degree apprenticeships – first introduced in 2015 – enable apprentices to split their time between university study and the … Continue reading

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CQC’s 2017 Regulatory Fees Confirmed

The Care Quality Commission has published its fees for 2017/18. The amounts that providers will pay for their regulation will depend on the type of health or social care they offer. Examples of the changes providers can expect to see … Continue reading

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