The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a “Short Guide to the Department of Health” as one of their collection of short guides about different government departments. This guide includes a wealth of statistical information in summary form, concerning NHS finances and performance. It offers an overview of the Department of Health, what the DofH and its arm’s-length bodies do, and how much the DofH costs and spends. This document also provides a summary of recent / planned future changes. The top-level section headings comprise:
There are numerous links to related documents and information sources for persons wishing to discover more.
A Short Guide to the Department of Health. London: National Audit Office (NAO), September 3rd 2015.
What Might the Future Hold?
This following report takes an entirely different approach, by surveying the views and opinions of health care workers on various topics; such as seven-day working in the NHS and the likely changes to care delivery over the next five years.
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The NHS in five years’ time: a survey of 2,608 health workers’ attitudes about the future of the service. [Online]: Dods Research, September 1st 2015.