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Investigation into NHS spending on generic medicines in primary care

This investigation looks at the 2017-18 increase in NHS spending on certain generic medicines, possible causes of the price increases in the market for generic medicines, and how the Department of Health and Social Care responded to the price increases.

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Investigation into the government’s handling of the collapse of Carillion

On 15 January 2018, Carillion declared insolvency and the Official Receiver, an employee of the Insolvency Service, started to liquidate its assets and contracts. This report focuses on the role of the UK government in preparing for and managing the liquidation of Carillion.

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Transformation guidance for audit committees

Transformation programmes can be highly complicated and risky. This guidance assists those overseeing them by setting out questions committees should ask during set-up, delivery and live-running phases.

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Ofsted’s inspection of schools

This report examines whether Ofsted’s approach to inspecting schools is providing value for money. We assessed Ofsted’s role, performance and impact.

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Highlights

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Self-assessment resources

Frameworks and guides to aid organisations’ self-assessment and decision-making

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UK’s exit from the European Union

Our work on exiting the EU (Brexit) can be found here

NAO – University of Birmingham Tax Centre

This new Tax Centre delivers independent evidence to improve tax efficiency.

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Jobcentre journey time model

This interactive data visualisation presents an overview of planned changes to the jobcentre estate in England.

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The social care challenge

Care worker We blog about the financial and adult care workforce challenges government needs to address in its forthcoming health and social care workforce strategy and Green Paper for support for older papers.
On the NAO Blog.

Strand Group Keynote Speech

Sir Amyas Morse recently spoke on 'The implications of central decision-making on the delivery of frontline services’ at the Strand Group, the Policy Institute at King's College London's signature seminar series.
Read a transcript of Sir Amyas Morse's speech.

Events

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Digital Leaders Week seminar: Lessons from digital in government

Yvonne Gallagher, the NAO’s digital specialist, will share insights from our work on digital issues across government

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Public Sector Show, London

Sir Amyas Morse, C&AG, and Max Tse, Executive Leader will be speaking

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