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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.

Summer 2018

The health and social care interface

The government has made a commitment to integrating health and social care. Local authorities and local health bodies have been attempting to improve joint working across health and social care for many years, including through a range of initiatives such as the Better Care Fund, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, the New Care Models vanguards, and … Read more

Autumn 2018

Review of Clinical Commissioning Groups’ administration costs

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, and replaced Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013. They are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area. The Comptroller and Auditor General has started a review of the … Read more

Elderly patient being assessed

Reducing emergency admissions

The report examines progress that the Department of Health & Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement and other stakeholders are making in reducing the impact of emergency admissions on acute hospitals. The report takes a whole-system approach, and looks at action across acute, primary, community and social care systems.

Published:
2 Mar 2018

Reducing emergency admissions

The report examines progress that the Department of Health & Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement and other stakeholders are making in reducing the impact of emergency admissions on acute hospitals. The report takes a whole-system approach, and looks at action across acute, primary, community and social care systems.

Autumn 2018

Mental health services for children and young people

This study is part of the National Audit Office’s programme of work on mental health, and will focus on services for children and young people. It will primarily consider NHS-funded services, but will also look at services provided in other settings such as in schools and by local authorities where relevant. The study will consider … Read more

Summer 2018

Developing new models of healthcare through NHS vanguards

In its Five Year Forward View, NHS England set out its intention to develop new models of care in response to increasing demand for healthcare and financial pressure on the NHS. In 2015, NHS England selected 50 vanguard sites to lead the development of five new care models, using a locally-driven approach with frontline staff … Read more