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The Code prescribes the way in which the Auditor General’s audit and certain other functions are to be exercised, and embodies what appears to the Auditor General to be best professional practice.
The 2007-2013 EU structural funding programmes in Wales – which help deliver jobs, growth and sustainable development - has progressed well compared with previous programmes.
The Cywain Centre opened in April 2008 but soon ran into difficulties and finally closed in September 2011. The total estimated cost to the public sector was £2.2 million. However, by the time the Centre closed in 2011 the cost to the public sector had risen to more than £3.4 million.
District nurses play an important and crucial role within the primary and community health care team, visiting and providing care to patients in their own homes, which can include residential care homes. As well as providing direct patient care, district nurses also have a teaching role and work with patients and their relatives to help them manage their condition and treatment, avoiding unnecessary admission or readmission to hospital.
This Annual Plan has been jointly prepared by the Auditor General for Wales and the Wales Audit Office under section 25(1) of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013.
Hospital catering services are an essential part of patient care, given that good quality, nutritious meals places a vital part in a patient’s rehabilitation and recovery. Effective catering services are dependent on sound planning and co-ordination of a range of processes involving menu planning, procurement, food production and distribution of meals to patients.
The completion of clinical coding has been timely in the past, but a range of weaknesses in the arrangements and process are impacting on the accuracy of clinical coded data in Velindre NHS Trust and limited resources means that backlogs in uncoded episodes are now increasing.
Including fee scales for the audit of the 2013-14 accounts of unitary authorities, fire and rescue services, national park authorities, police and crime commissioners and chief constables, pension funds and town and community councils.
Chronic conditions present a growing challenge to health and social services in Wales. An estimated 800,000 people report having at least one chronic condition; such as diabetes, heart disease, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The prevalence of chronic conditions increases with age and its burden on the health system is likely to increase as more people live longer.
The Auditor General’s programme of value for money studies Briefing paper for the Public Accounts Committee
The following briefing paper provides the Public Accounts Committee with an update on the Auditor General’s programme of value for money studies.