Tag Archives: Audit Commission

Personal Health Budgets: Briefing (NHS Confederation / BBC News / Pulse)

Summary This NHS Confederation briefing (Issue 275) offers guidance to commissioners, and providers of NHS-funded care, who are introducing personal health budgets. “A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person’s health and wellbeing needs, planned … Continue reading

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Concerns Over Finances in Roughly One Third of NHS Trusts (BBC News / Audit Commission)

Summary Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers given concerns about their financial sustainability. This follows an Audit Commission investigation of the 98 trusts which have not achieved foundation trusts status so far. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. … Continue reading

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Reflections on the NHS: Sixty-Fifth Year Anniversary Special (Nuffield Trust / Other Selected Commentaries)

Summary The NHS turns 65 today (July 5th 2013). To mark this milestone, the Nuffield Trust has published a compilation of 65 key commentators’ views reflecting on the state of the NHS and its future. These viewpoints – sometimes surprisingly … Continue reading

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Audit Commission Indicates Potential £300m Social Care Assessments Savings (BBC News / Audit Commission)

Summary English councils performed approximately 1.8m assessments of people’s needs and reviews of their care during 2010/11, at a cost of about £2.2bn; which is around 12% of gross spending on adult social care. Councils in England could save £312m annually on … Continue reading

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Delivering Public Services: Achieving Value for Money Through Markets (National Audit Office / Audit Commission)

Summary The National Audit Office  (NAO)’s “Delivering public services through markets: principles for achieving value for money” report outlines ten principles for the Government’s policymakers and officials to consider when attempting to achieve value for money by the market-based delivery … Continue reading

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Joining-Up Health and Social Care: Improving Value for Money (The Audit Commission)

  [A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary The Audit Commission’s report “Joining Up Health and Social Care: Improving Value for Money Across the Interface” indicates that … Continue reading

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