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20 Dec 2012 - 9:00am

Our reviews sought to answer the question; “Are councils’ arrangements for developing, using and supporting technology likely to support continuous improvement?” We undertook these reviews within the strategic context of the Welsh Government’s aim of developing common approaches to ICT.

17 Dec 2012 - 8:49am

This report sets out the results of my special inspection of Pembrokeshire County Council (the Council) under Section 21 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 (the Measure). The Measure requires me to mention any matter in respect of which I believe, because of the inspection, that the Council is failing to comply with the requirements of Part 1 of the Measure (local government improvement). While my inspection has not led me to question the Council’s co-operation with the Board or the potential that exists, it has identified serious and on-going concerns.

6 Dec 2012 - 9:00am

Our study examined whether the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 has led to effective arrangements for emergency planning and resilience of communities that provide sufficient protection to the public in Wales. 

4 Dec 2012 - 9:19am

This Annual Audit Report (the Report) to members of the South Wales Police Authority (the Authority) summarises the conclusions from my 2011-12 audit. It reports for  Authority members the significant issues arising from my audit, together with my comments on other current issues. 

4 Dec 2012 - 9:02am

This Annual Audit Report (the Report) to members of the Gwent Police Authority (the Authority) summarises the conclusions from my 2011-12 audit. It reports for Authority members the significant issues arising from my audit, together with my comments on other current issues.

4 Dec 2012 - 9:00am

This, my second annual report on local authority accounts, summarises the results of auditors’ work for 2011-12 at the following types of authorities in Wales: Unitary authorities (including eight pension funds), Police authorities, Fire and rescue authorities and National park authorities

28 Nov 2012 - 12:00am

To promote civic pride to its residents, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's Streetcare team organised
environmental days themed around Doctor Who and the effect our actions today can have on the
future of the County Borough.


23 Nov 2012 - 8:59am

Operating theatre services are an essential part of patient care. It is in the interest of patients and NHS organisations to ensure that operating theatre resources are used to best effect so that they are cost effective, support the achievement of waiting time targets and contribute to positive patient experience.

23 Nov 2012 - 8:59am

This document has been prepared for the internal use of Aneurin Bevan Health Board as part of work performed in accordance with statutory functions, the Code of Audit Practice and the Statement of Responsibilities issued by the Auditor General for Wales.

22 Nov 2012 - 9:00am

This update report shows that NHS bodies have struggled to manage within their current resource limits in the first half of the year.