Category Archives: National Audit Office

World Mental Health Day (WHO / BBC News / DHSC / Lancet / PHE / Education Policy Institute / NAO / HEE / APPG on Mental Health)

Summary Today is World Mental Health Day, which has aroused lots of announcements and initiatives. First Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care re-visited the national ambition for mental health to have … Continue reading

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Ongoing Reflections on the State of the NHS (BBC News / NAO / NHS Providers / PAC / Health Foundation / NHS England)

Summary The Prime Minister is in favour of another multi-year funding plan for the NHS in England, deigned to permit planned re-structuring, tackle long-term financial shortages, and avoid recurrent annual cash top-ups / the persistent need for unexpected bailouts. This … Continue reading

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Social Care Unsustainable as a Cinderella Service (BBC News / NAO / King’s Fund / Health Foundation / Skills for Care)

Summary A recent National Audit Office (NAO) report explains why the Department of Health and Social Care needs to work harder to support the social care workforce. The number of people working in care does not match the growing demands … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Integration: a Tale of Over-Optimism? (NAO / BBC News)

Summary A recent National Audit Office (NAO) report warns that progress towards the integration of health and social care has been slower and less successful than expected. It has not yet delivered the efficiencies and savings that the Department of … Continue reading

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Care Funding Omitted From Autumn Statement (BBC News / NAO)

Summary The chancellor has offered no additional resources for the NHS or for social care in the Autumn Statement, much to the surprise of many commentators. Existing departmental spending plans announced last year hold firm, meaning now has to be … Continue reading

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More On the Costs and Harms of Delays in Discharging Older Patients From Hospital (BBC News / NAO)

Summary The National Audit Office (NAO)’s report on delayed discharges from hospital clarifies the extent to which such delays cause unnecessary harm to older patients and waste NHS money. Delays in discharging older patients cost an estimated £820 million per … Continue reading

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Escalating NHS Trust Deficits: Not Unexpected (BBC News / Monitor)

Summary NHS Trusts in England have run-up a £930 million “worst for a generation” deficit in the first three months of this financial year. Regulators have also noted that performance measures on waiting times for access to hospital treatment and … Continue reading

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