Monthly Archives: June 2017

CQC Urges Care Homes, Hospicies and Independent Hospitals to Review Fire Safety

The CQC has written to providers of care homes, hospices and independent hospitals, as well as their representative bodies, to encourage them to review their fire safety checks to ensure they are up to date, understood and applied consistently. The … Continue reading

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WriteNow: An Initiative for New Writers From Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House publishes across a wide range of genres including commercial and literary fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and classics. With authors ranging from Dorothy Koomson to Philip Pullman, Arundhati Roy to James Patterson, Roald Dahl to Zadie Smith and now they … Continue reading

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New Teaching Excellence Framework For Universities Throws Up Mixed Results

The new government Teaching Excellence Framework, designed to provide a snapshot of the quality of teaching and learning in UK higher education, has rated 295 institutions bronze, silver or gold according to their standard of undergraduate teaching.  50 colleges and … Continue reading

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CQC Consulting on Assessment Framework Relating to Learning From Deaths

The CQC is reviewing the way it assesses care providers’ approach to learning from deaths in the NHS and social care sectors.  By 2018 new assessments will apply to NHS Trusts, GPs, social care providers and independent services. In December … Continue reading

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New Amazon Book Chart Tracks Reading Rather Than Just Buying Habits

Amazon has been updating its most sold books chart hourly for some time now, but they have now added a feature whereby you can also track what people are actually reading! The new weekly list analyses data from Amazon’s e-commerce … Continue reading

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Low Patient Outcomes Result in CQC Putting GP Surgery in Special Measures

The CQC has rated Daneshouse Medical Centre, in Burnley, Lancashire as Inadequate, and placed the practice into special measures following an inspection in April. The CQC’s report highlighted a number of areas for improvement: They must analyse significant events and … Continue reading

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