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The closest thing we have to a wonder drug...

You may be wondering what it is…? Dr Thomas Frieden, a former director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says it’s WALKING - and April 3rd is National Walking Day!
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5 Minutes With… Tracy Simpson, Thornfields Associate

Get to know much-loved Thornfields trainer Tracy Simpson, who answers some questions about how she got started in the role of Associate, shares her favourite memories, and shows how you can do it too!
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“Try Hard”...

I recently had a chat with one of our freelance Thornfields Associates, Brooke, about a workshop she ran that nearly had all the ingredients of everyone’s favourite Christmas movie (or is it?) — “Die Hard”.
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Secret Diary: A year in review and hopes for 2024!

To kick off 2024, our anonymous blogger and practice manager gives their thoughts on worsening financial pressures, vaccination campaigns, and the forthcoming general election.
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Dental Compliance: Mythbusting and the CQC’s 5 Key Questions - SAFE

Did you know that the CQC publish a number of ‘mythbusters’ designed to clarify exactly what they are looking for when they inspect dental practices? They debunk some popular myths, and many of them highlight the importance of compliance with policies, procedures, and training. In this article we look at the ‘safety’ key question.
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Controlled Drugs in Adult Social Care: CQC Concerns At Poor Management

In October 2023, the CQC published their 2022/23 State of Care Report, which looked at the state of health care and adult social care in England. It was a mixed picture, and although it found some excellent work in very difficult circumstances, it also identified multiple areas in which improvement was needed.
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CQC Findings Prompting Providers to Improve Policies and Procedures

Findings from the CQC’s 2022/23 State of Care Report which looks at the state of health care and adult social care in England highlighted a great deal of excellent care, with staff working hard to do their best in often very difficult circumstances. There were also areas requiring significant improvement, however.