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1 Aug 2013 - 4:41pm

The prescribing of drugs is the most common form of treatment in primary care and the NHS in Wales issues around 75 million primary care prescriptions each year amounting to around £600 million in medicine costs. The amount spent in primary care per head of population each year (£196) is higher than England (£169) and Scotland (£168). In addition the number of items prescribed in Wales for each person per year in 2012 is the highest in the UK at 24 items and this has increased from 15 in 2002.

16 Jul 2013 - 10:00am

This report provides a detailed assessment of the financial position across NHS bodies in 2012-13. It also looks at performance in the delivery of services, focusing on those areas that the Department has identified as a priority. The report then goes on to consider the future short, medium and long-term financial and service challenges for NHS Wales. 

13 Jun 2013 - 10:00am

We set out to answer the question: ‘Is the Framework for implementing CHC effective in ensuring individuals are dealt with fairly and consistently?’

7 May 2013 - 9:59am

Drawing on the work of the relevant Welsh inspectorates, as well as work undertaken by the Wales Audit Office, this report presents a picture of improvement over the last year. The report covers Mid and West Wales Fire and Recue Authority’s (the Authority) delivery and evaluation of services in relation to 2011-12, and its planning of improvement for 2012-13.

12 Apr 2013 - 9:49am

Drawing on the work of the relevant Welsh inspectorates, as well as work undertaken on his behalf by the Wales Audit Office, this report presents a picture of improvement over the last year.

2 Apr 2013 - 10:00am

The following document outlines the Strategy for the Wales Audit Office for the period covering 2013-2016. The Wales Audit Office revisits its strategy every three years since its inception in 2005

1 Apr 2013 - 10:02am

This report summarises my findings from the audit work I have undertaken at the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust (the Trust) during 2012. 


28 Mar 2013 - 8:59am

This report summarises my findings from the audit work I have undertaken at Powys Teaching Health Board (the Health Board) during 2012.

1 Mar 2013 - 8:59am

This report summarises my findings from the audit work I have undertaken at Public Health Wales NHS Trust (the Trust) during 2012.

28 Feb 2013 - 9:00am

This report summarises the findings from our local work to present a view of how the amended consultant contract is being implemented across Wales. The overall conclusion from our work is that all the intended benefits are not being achieved largely because the amended contract has not been underpinned by effective job planning.