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NHS (Scotland) Summarised Accounts 1998-99

Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, reported to Parliament today on the Summarised Accounts of the National Health Service in Scotland for 1998-99. The report describes the findings of the appointed auditors of the individual health bodies, discusses developments in accounting and financial control, considers the financial performance of the NHS in … Read more

Published:
4 Aug 2000
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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.

Published:
27 Mar 2015
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NHS Direct 2004-2005: Qualification of Audit Opinion

“I have qualified the accounts of NHS Direct because of a lack of evidence that correct payments have been made to staff.

“NHS Direct has taken steps in year to centralize its accounting and payroll systems. It is vital that it continues to strengthen internal controls and ensures that proper accounting records are maintained in the future.”

Published:
8 Feb 2006
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NHS Direct in England

“It was a significant achievement getting NHS Direct up and running in less than three years. The service is valued by those who use it and, according to the evidence available, is starting to meet its aim of directing people to more appropriate forms of healthcare.

“The challenge now for NHS Direct is to meet the expected rapid increase in callers and to set a clear future direction for the service. NHS Direct should also address the fact that some social groups are tending not to use the service, and increase the proportion of callers who are promptly connected to a nurse.”

Published:
25 Jan 2002