Monthly Archives: June 2018

CQC Publishes Updated Approach to Regulating Independent Healthcare Services

Following a consultation earlier this year, the CQC has updated its guidance for independent healthcare providers in England. The guidance sets out how the CQC will begin rating independent healthcare services that were previously unrated, such as independent ambulance services, independent … Continue reading

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Too Few SMEs Have Plans in Place to Cope With Identified Risks

Many small businesses are unprepared for the impact that disruptions from cybercrime, staff losses and severe weather can have on their day to day running. According to new research by the Federation of Small Business (FSB), looking at how larger businesses … Continue reading

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CQC Reports Urgent Primary Care Services Doing Well Despite Pressures on the System

The CQC’s latest report on urgent primary care services shows that the majority of walk-in and urgent care centres, NHS 111 and GP out-of-hours services in England are doing well, with 128 rated good or outstanding (around 9 out of … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Group to Investigate Steep Fall in Author’s Earnings

The All Party Parliamentary Writers Group, which keeps MPs and Lords from all sides of the political spectrum informed on issues pertinent to writers, has launched an inquiry into authors’ earnings and to identify what environment writers need to enable them … Continue reading

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Leadership, Communication and Collaboration Key to Improving GP Services

Leadership, communication and collaboration are among the key drivers of improvement for ten GP practices featured in a new report published by the CQC. ‘Driving improvement: Case studies from 10 GP practices’ draws on interviews with a broad group of staff … Continue reading

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Family Background Shown to Impact on Graduate Earnings

It has been well documented that university graduates from certain subjects and from certain universities earn considerably more than others. For example, five years after graduation, men from the highest earning universities earn almost 50% more than graduates from other … Continue reading

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