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Sustained improvement needed to tackle pressures in unscheduled care services

12 Sep 2013 - 12:00am

Rising demand, workforce challenges and problems with patient flow through acute hospitals have combined to place significant pressure on unscheduled care services in Wales.

Welsh NHS bodies break-even in 2012-13

16 Jul 2013 - 12:00am

But service delivery declines in some key areas and there are significant future financial and service challenges

Continuing NHS Healthcare Framework delivers improvements but more progress needed

13 Jun 2013 - 12:00am

Implementation of the Framework for Continuing NHS Healthcare (CHC) has delivered some improvements,but more needs to be done to ensure consistency and fairness across Wales, and the limited progress in dealing with a backlog of challenges over eligibility for CHC continuesto be a cause for concern,says a report published today by the Auditor General for Wales.

NHS consultant contract falls short of securing intended benefits

8 Feb 2013 - 12:00am

Since its introduction in 2003, significant sums of money have been spent implementing an amended NHS consultant contract in Wales. Despite this, the intended benefits for the health service are not being fully realised, largely because of weaknesses in consultants' job planning arrangements. Those are the conclusions of a report published today by the Auditor General for Wales.

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