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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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    Can Wales cope with the financial impact of the pandemic on local government?
    We’ve published three pieces of work around Local Government finances in Wales
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    Better Law Making: our latest think piece
    Drawing on its post-legislative examination of four significant laws, in conjunction with five very recent reports, Audit Wales considers some of t
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    COVID-19 has made Welsh NHS waiting list problems worse but has also created a unique opportunity to build a better planned care system
    Ten key opportunities identified for how the NHS in Wales can restart and reset planned care systems following the pandemic.  
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    New Wales Audit Office Chair confirmed
    The new Chair of the Wales Audit Office has been confirmed as Lindsay Foyster
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    Our webinar on public bodies’ cyber resilience during lockdown
    Come to our webinar to hear how public bodies in Wales have been adapting their cyber resilience arrangements during lockdown.
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    Clinical Coding is still not getting the profile it needs within NHS Wales
    The current pandemic provides a real opportunity to raise the profile and secure improvements to a function that underpins the data upon which the NHS relies
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    Seven-year hospital upgrade in North Wales cost over £60 million more than originally approved
    Complex £171 million programme of asbestos removal and refurbishment at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd was completed successfully only a few months later than planned
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    Financial statements a 'true and fair' reflection of NHS Wales' finances
    The Auditor General has published an infographic on the NHS (Wales) summarised accounts for 2019-20.
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    New Senior Studio Co-ordinator Role
    We’re seeking to appoint a Senior Studio Co-ordinator to oversee and manage an integrated publishing and design service within Audit Wales.
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    International lessons around COVID-19
    We look at how other countries and their public bodies have dealt with the pandemic
  • Two new Executive Director roles
    In April 2020, the Auditor General for Wales and the Wales Audit Office adopted a new identity as Audit Wales, and we’r
  • It’s all in the data…
    We’ve published a new data tool and blog
  • Public service leaders should give a higher priority to tackling fraud in Wales
    COVID-19 has illustrated that fraudsters appear the very instant an opportunity presents itself.
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    Dancing to a new beat with COVID-19
    We look at the next phase of public services’ response to the pandemic
  • Avoiding a return to rough sleeping after the pandemic
    Our research shows that the public sector was spending up to £210 million reacting to, rather than preventing, rough sleeping – this is a waste of money