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General Practice Extraction Service – Investigation

Mistakes in the original procurement and contract management of an IT system, designed to extract data from GP practices, contributed to losses of public funds, through asset write-offs and settlements with suppliers.

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Published:
2 Jul 2015

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Care Act first-phase reforms

The first phase of the Care Act has been implemented well, but this places new responsibilities on local authorities whose core funding is being significantly reduced.

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Published:
11 Jun 2015

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Modelling of maternity services in England

This series of papers summarises the methodological approaches we have taken in carrying out innovative or novel analysis. Such analysis is conducted under our statutory authority to examine and report to Parliament on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which government departments and other bodies have used their resources.

The Audit insights papers are methodological summaries and do not make new observations about value for money.

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Published:
27 Mar 2015

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NHS and sustainability

This briefing on the NHS and sustainability in England has been prepared for the Environmental Audit Committee. It focuses on identifying potential good practice, opportunities and challenges and draws on the NAO’s good practice criteria.

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Published:
27 Mar 2015

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Mapping between different commissioners of healthcare

This series of papers summarises the methodological approaches we have taken in carrying out innovative or novel analysis. Such analysis is conducted under our statutory authority to examine and report to Parliament on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which government departments and other bodies have used their resources.

The Audit insights papers are methodological summaries and do not make new observations about value for money.

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Published:
25 Mar 2015

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Care services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour

The Government did not meet its goal of transferring by 1 June 2014 all people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, for whom it was appropriate, from mental hospitals into the community.

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Published:
4 Feb 2015

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Progress in improving cancer services and outcomes in England

There is considerable scope to make further improvements in cancer services and patient outcomes across England.

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Published:
15 Jan 2015

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Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department of Health 2013-14

This Departmental Overview is one of 17 we have produced covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Department for Health.

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Published:
22 Dec 2014

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Public Health England’s grant to local authorities

Public Health England has made a good start in supporting local authorities with their new responsibilities for public health but it is too soon to tell whether its approach is achieving value for money.

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Published:
17 Dec 2014

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Planning for the Better Care Fund

The Better Care Fund is an innovative idea but the quality of early preparation and planning did not match the scale of the ambition. Current plans forecast £314m of savings for the NHS rather than the £1 billion in early planning assumptions.

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Published:
11 Nov 2014

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