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Carer and elderly lady

Care Act first-phase reforms – local experience of implementation

This report highlights the issues our case study areas told us were important to them in carrying out the Care Act. Local authorities may find their experience informative as they continue to develop their own approaches to carrying out the Care Act.

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Published:
3 Aug 2015

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Care Quality Commission

The CQC, the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, has made substantial progress but needs to recruit and train staff and build a new organisational culture.

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Published:
22 Jul 2015

Elderly gentlemen with care assistant

Services for people with neurological conditions: progress review

Services and outcomes for people with neurological conditions need further improvement.

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Published:
10 Jul 2015

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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

Carer and elderly lady

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

NAO

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

Carer with Adult

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

Nurse treating a patient

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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15 Jan 2015

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