There is wide variation in the extent to which £79 billion in central funding allocated to local health bodies differs from target allocations that are based on relative need. • This is NAO’s first report on funding since the 2013 health reforms took effect. Where possible comparisons have been made with funding under the previous system set out in a 2011 NAO report.
The National Audit Office scrutinises public spending on behalf of Parliament.
The National Audit Office launches a public consultation on a draft Code of Practice for the audit of local public bodies – deadline for responses Friday 31 October 2014.
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