The National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P.) has launched Building Better Participation, a guide to help patient participation groups (PPGs) and their GP practice work effectively together. It is designed so a PPG can dip in to use the parts of most relevance and covers a range of topics from getting a PPG established to working to forming working relationships with patients and the wider community. Supported by NHS England, the guide can be downloaded and/or printed from N.A.P.P.’s website.
Meanwhile, N.A.P.P.’s annual conference is on 11 June in Stretton, Cheshire. Its theme is "Transforming services together: transformation, integration and federation - what do they mean for patients?” For more information go to http://www.napp.org.uk/conference.html#
This document outlines the changes to revised fees that providers will have to pay to cover the chargeable costs of Care Quality Commission regulation for 2016/17. These new fees came into effect on 1 April 2016.