Conservatives pledge to increase Ofsted’s powers

10 December 2019

If returned to office after the election on 12 December, the Conservative party will provide more funding for Ofsted and increase the regulator’s powers to inspect schools with longer, more detailed visits.

Government misses its teacher training targets

10 December 2019

The recently released initial teacher training recruitment figures in England for 2019 to 2020 show that the Government has missed its target for recruitment into secondary initial teacher training for a seventh successive year.

RCGP calls for rapid GP access to cancer tests

10 December 2019

Following a Cancer Research UK study, which found that almost 3400 patients experienced an avoidable delay in their cancer diagnosis over a one-year period, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has called for rapid GP access to cancer tests.

Researchers say NHS e-health systems risk patient safety

10 December 2019

A team of researchers at Imperial College, London, has discovered that hospitals across England are using 21 separate electronic systems to record patient health care and that this is risking patient safety.

Looking after your selfie

10 December 2019

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has launched new guidance to help the public develop a healthier, more balanced and meaningful relationship with social media.

Cash retention under construction contracts review

10 December 2019

The Scottish Government is consulting on the practice of cash retention under construction contracts. It believes that some payment practices, such as a misuse or abuse of the cash retention process, are a barrier to investment, productivity and growth.

Ensuring the future sustainability of bus services

10 December 2019

The organisation representing bus passengers has launched its 2020 Manifesto highlighting that buses are increasingly being recognised as the solution to many of the country’s most pressing social, economic and environmental problems.

European police tackle coach and bus offenders

10 December 2019

TISPOL, a body established by the traffic police forces of Europe in order to improve road safety and law enforcement on the roads of the continent, welcomed the involvement of 29 countries in its latest exercise.