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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?’

19 Sep 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

19 Sep 2013 - 9:49am

This report sets out the findings of the Corporate Assessment only and is designed to answer the question: ‘Are the Council’s arrangements likely to secure continuous improvement?’

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

10 Sep 2013 - 6:31pm

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

1 Sep 2013 - 1:20pm

Health bodies typically own and maintain thousands of items of medical equipment. Medical equipment can perform numerous functions such as diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, investigation and treatment. It is therefore vital that health bodies manage their medical equipment in such a way as to ensure patient safety and high quality care. Medical equipment, as defined by the National Audit Office, includes all medical devices connected to patients as part of their treatment and care in hospital, and medical devices used for diagnostic and laboratory purposes.

1 Sep 2013 - 12:00am

There is increased usage and reliance on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems. The availability of data and resilient ICT systems play an important part in the planning and delivery of patient focused care and wider population-based health improvement or surveillance programmes. The effective backup of data and information is an essential part of this process. This audit is an important topic for NHS bodies that rely on being able to access data held within ICT systems.

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