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National Association for Patient Participation -
The National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) has launched a new resource guide to help all GP practice Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) to work effectively. The resource will help all PPGs – whether they are long-standing or recently formed to reflect on what they do. It is a useful tool for GP practices and CCGs seeking to support effective PPGs.
House of Commons Public Accounts Committee -
This Public Accounts Committee reports warns that stronger measures are needed to safeguard the interests of adults receiving personal budgets for social care. The Committee calls on the Department of Health to set out clearly to local authorities and providers 'what high-quality and proportionate support looks like' and how much it costs, and recommends a range of analytical and other measures to safeguard users' interests and the social care market.
The impact of taxation and signposting on diet: an online field study with breakfast cereals and soft drinks
Centre for Health Economics (CHE) -
This report presents the results of a large scale study where a nationally representative sample of 1,000 participants were asked to make real purchases within an online supermarket platform. The study captured the effect of price changes, and of the signposting of such changes, for breakfast cereals and soft drinks. It found that taxation was an effective means of altering food purchasing, with a 20 per cent rate being sufficient to make a significant impact.