CQC to explore ‘longstanding concerns’ over potential ratings bias against BAME GPs

The CQC is planning to investigate ‘longstanding concerns’ that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) GP partners may be more likely to score lower in practice ratings. CQC primary care chief inspector Dr Rosie Benneyworth said the regulator is looking to collect and monitor ethnicity data on partners as part of its registration process to […]

Children’s Commissioner attacks Government for failing vulnerable children

Anne Longfield said the uncertainty about the UC uplift remaining in place and talk of ‘educational catch-up’ are not ‘compatible’. Boris Johnson must show he is serious about vulnerable children by placing them at the heart of his plans to ‘build back better’ post-Covid, England’s children’s commissioner has said. Anne Longfield warned that the Prime […]

Jersey to offer on-island mental health nursing degree

A new degree launched in Jersey will allow mental health nurses to complete their studies without leaving the island. The three-year Bachelors degree will be awarded by the University of Chester. Students will be taught by nursing tutors on the island and will complete their clinical practice in Jersey’s hospital and community settings. Chief Nurse […]