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These reports cover a variety of topics which may be of interest to you.

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26 Sep 2013 - 10:00am

This report seeks to answer the question: ‘Are improvement authorities (authorities) planning, delivering and reporting their improvement effectively?’

18 Sep 2013 - 6:31pm

The Auditor General, under the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 is required to report on audit and assessment work in relation to whether the Council has discharged its duties and met the requirements of the Measure. 

17 Sep 2013 - 10:00am

We examined the arrangements for covering teachers’ absence in schools in partnership with Estyn - HM Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales. Estyn’s report focuses on the impact of teachers’ absence on learners’ progress. In this report, drawing on Estyn’s findings, we seek to answer the broader question of whether learners, schools and the public purse are well served by arrangements to cover teacher absence

13 Sep 2013 - 10:00am

The external audit of local councils’ accounts for 2011-12 found that local councils need to maintain a clear focus on improving their financial management and governance arrangements. 

12 Sep 2013 - 10:00am

This report aims to track progress made by public services in Wales to address the main issues we raised in December 2009. We also aim to highlight the key remaining challenges and opportunities for improvement. Our review examined whether there has been progress in transforming unscheduled care services to address the issues previously identified in Wales Audit Office publications

12 Sep 2013 - 10:00am

This report aims to track progress made by public services in Wales to address the main issues we raised in December 2009. We also aim to highlight the key remaining challenges and opportunities for improvement. Our review examined whether there has been progress in transforming unscheduled care services to address the issues previously identified in Wales Audit Office publications

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. 

28 Jun 2013 - 9:49am

Each year, the Auditor General must report on how well Welsh councils, fire and rescue authorities, and national parks are planning for improvement and delivering their services. 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

27 Jun 2013 - 10:00am

This report focuses on the key challenges that the Health Board needs to overcome if it is to strengthen its governance arrangements.

27 Jun 2013 - 9:59am

This report has been prepared jointly by the Wales Audit Office and the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) and is presented to the National Assembly under the Government of Wales Act 1998.

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