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This report examines patient organisations’ role as knowledge brokers in an increasingly complex, data-rich healthcare system. It argues that patient organisations have a pivotal role to play in distributing the burden and benefit of knowledge work amongst participants. They need new and better tools to support their work developing connections between the many individuals and institutions of the healthcare system, driving ambitious research programmes, and facilitating peer support.
Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) -
This report outlines the theoretical and empirical evidence on the relationship between competition and productivity. It addresses whether stronger competition between firms lead to higher levels of productivity; and whether competition policy and enforcement lead to stronger competition and therefore higher productivity? The evidence summarised in the report suggests that increases in competition in a market are often associated with increases in productivity, and that competition policy interventions can therefore improve productivity.
European Services Strategy Unit -
This report examines the new health and social care economy in the north-west of England, spanning Sefton, Liverpool and Greater Manchester. It makes recommendations for the reconfiguration of the organisation and funding of health and social care in this region.