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NHS spending increases as two health boards breach financial duties again
Eleven of the twelve NHS bodies’ 2021-22 audited accounts have been published today showing a clear picture of increased spending and some irregular spending in year.
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    Are local authorities building community resilience?
    Is your local authority enabling you and your community to do more for yourselves?
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    Long-standing deficiencies identified in Council’s governance and oversight arrangements in respect of a council owned waste company
    Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council’s governance and oversight arrangements in respect of its own waste company, Silent Valley Waste Services Limited were inadequate and ineffective, according to a report issued today by the Auditor General for Wales.  
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    Emergency services in Wales have a long history of working collaboratively, but a step change is needed if they are to make best use of their resources
    Innovative partnership working has helped save money and reduced local response times, but there is more that can be done. 
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    Finance for the Future 2021 Conference – public services in a time of crisis
    On 16 December 2021, the Finance Skills Development Group held their 5th Finance for the Future conference, exploring the theme of Public Services in a Time of Crisis.
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    Process that led to a departure payment to the Chief Executive of Pembrokeshire County Council represented a serious breakdown in governance
    The Council has taken action to improve its governance and decision making though much work is still needed
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    We’re looking for three new directors to join our teams
    Are you passionate about driving change in the public sector?
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    Current arrangements for commissioning older people’s care-home placements are failing to address some long-standing issues
    Specific challenges relate to funding regimes which are overly complex and cause division amongst partners, and an overall system which is difficult to navigate.
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    Equality Impact Assessments
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    Welsh Government’s Warm Homes Programme needs to be greener, clearer and more tightly managed
    Greater clarity needed over the Programme’s purpose, as well as strengthened contract arrangements and better alignment with climate change ambitions.
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    Springing Forward: using lived experience to build a more resilient future
    Join us at our event on 9 December
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    The road to net zero
    Auditor General will be speaking at ICAEW’s first public sector conference
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    Playing our part in the response to climate change
    We’re accelerating our work
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    Graduate Trainee applications now open
    We’re delighted to announce that applications for our Graduate Trainee scheme are now open.
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    We’re committed to building on our ambitions for the rest of the year
    Our Interim Report has been published
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    NHS bodies in Wales prioritised staff wellbeing during the pandemic, but longer-term challenges remain
    All NHS bodies enhanced their staff wellbeing offer during the pandemic but now need to ensure ongoing support is provided and made easily accessible for all.