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Welsh Government using the NHS finances act to drive better planning of services and finances

6 Jul 2017 - 4:41pm

But still a way to go to realise the full benefits with four out of seven health boards not meeting their duties under the Act

Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board moving in the right direction

29 Jun 2017 - 12:45am

But while the direction of travel is positive, there is still much that needs to be done

Medicines management needs a higher profile in health bodies

14 Dec 2016 - 12:58pm

“Positive steps being taken, but further scope to improve quality and costs”, says Auditor General

Many operating theatres in Wales are not being used efficiently

9 Mar 2016 - 11:57am

The focus on safety has improved but NHS Wales needs to secure better value for money from operating theatres

Health boards need to strengthen their arrangements for managing the impact of private practice on the NHS

11 Feb 2016 - 12:10am

Local systems are not robust enough to provide assurance that private patients who subsequently transfer to the NHS for treatment are not unfairly advantaged

The Welsh public sector needs to shift its focus to maintain the independence of older people

15 Oct 2015 - 8:34am

Many preventative services are undervalued, raising concerns that demand for health and social services will continue to rise

Orthopaedic services are more efficient and waits are shorter than a decade ago

25 Jun 2015 - 4:32pm

But performance against waiting time targets has deteriorated recently, and more sustainable plans are needed to meet rising demand for services

Auditor General flags good practice on Elective Waiting Times

12 Mar 2015 - 12:45pm

We've published a Compendium of Good and Promising Practice, a Checklist for health boards and patient survey results.

Follow-up report highlights ongoing issues with retrospective claims for Continuing NHS Healthcare

29 Jan 2015 - 12:00am

Some good progress but approach to those seeking re-imbursement of care home fees still a concern. 

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