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Spring 2020

NHS nursing workforce

Getting the right NHS workforce in place is essential to deliver safe, high quality services as well as future service commitments as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. Nurses constitute the largest NHS clinical staff group, but have also been subject to the largest shortfalls.  The study will examine how the NHS ensures that … Read more

Early 2020

Investigation into the rescue of Carillion’s PFI hospital contracts

The construction of the new Midland Metropolitan hospital and the extension to the Royal Liverpool University hospitals were funded by Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) and were being built when Carillion collapsed in January 2018. Both construction projects were not able to attract private re-financing and in mid-2018 the PFI contracts were cancelled and HM Treasury … Read more

Early 2020

Review of capital expenditure in the NHS

The National Audit Office is undertaking a review of capital expenditure in the NHS. This follows on from our January 2019 report on NHS Financial Sustainability, which described issues with capital funding and planning, or how the NHS spends money on buying or improving assets such as facilities and technologies. This review will build on … Read more