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Doctor and a Surgeon

Managing the supply of NHS clinical staff in England

There are shortcomings in how the supply of NHS clinical staff in England is managed, in terms of both planning the future workforce and meeting the current demand for staff.

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Published:
5 Feb 2016

Stethoscope

Sustainability and financial performance of acute hospital trusts

The financial performance of acute hospital trusts has deteriorated sharply and their financial performance looks set to worsen in 2015-16.

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Published:
16 Dec 2015

Doctor performing an injection

Stocktake of access to general practice in England

Patient satisfaction with access to general practice remains high but is declining. Better data is needed so that decisions about general practice are well-informed.

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Published:
27 Nov 2015

Pen pricking finger

The management of adult diabetes services in the NHS: progress review

Progress has been made to reduce the additional risk of death for people with diabetes. However, 22,000 are still estimated to be dying each year from diabetes related causes.

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Published:
21 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

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Published:
15 Oct 2015

Sketch of blood flow to the brain

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

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Published:
14 Oct 2015

Selection of sticking plasters

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

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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.

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Published:
18 Sep 2015

Nurse treating a patient

Investigation into the Cancer Drugs Fund

The Cancer Drugs Fund has improved access to cancer drugs not routinely available on the NHS, but all parties agree it is not sustainable in its current form.

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Published:
17 Sep 2015

Meeting in progress

Managing conflicts of interest in NHS clinical commissioning groups

The Department recognizes the potential for conflicts of interest in the new system for NHS commissioning. Public confidence that conflicts are well managed will be vital.

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Published:
11 Sep 2015

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