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Confirmed impacts: Helping the Department of Health to improve its accounting processes

This impacts case study shows how our accounting expertise provided “invaluable” help in improving the strength and efficiency of the massive process of consolidating all the NHS England and other new health bodies’ accounts.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
16 Oct 2015
Doctor and patient talking

Confirmed impacts: Helping to improve accountability in the health system

This impacts case study shows how our frequent highlighting of the need for consistent and reliable data and clearer accountability has improved reporting and data assurance in the health system.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
15 Oct 2015
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Confirmed impacts: Driving improvements in NHS stroke care

This impacts case study shows how our work prompted a national strategy for stroke care and NHS adoption of clinical best practice more widely, leading to considerable cost reductions.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
14 Oct 2015
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Confirmed impacts: Improving the procurement of consumables by NHS trusts

This impacts case study shows how our work motivated the Department for Health to develop a tool and coding system that standarised and reduced consumables procurement costs in the NHS.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
14 Oct 2015
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Confirmed impacts: Drawing together information and insights across the adult care system

This impacts case study shows how our review of the whole adult care system and the increasing pressures on its financial and service sustainability aided the debate about meeting future care needs and highlighted the need for more research to identify the most effective ways of working.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
14 Oct 2015
Elderly patient in consultation with doctor

Investigating the impact of out-of-hours GP services on A&E attendance rates: multilevel regression analysis

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.

Published:
18 Sep 2015