But still a way to go to realise the full benefits with four out of seven health boards not meeting their duties under the Act
Local systems are not robust enough to provide assurance that private patients who subsequently transfer to the NHS for treatment are not unfairly advantaged
Many preventative services are undervalued, raising concerns that demand for health and social services will continue to rise
But performance against waiting time targets has deteriorated recently, and more sustainable plans are needed to meet rising demand for services
Our report finds that financial management is getting better although some NHS bodies over-spent, service performance was mixed and major challenges remain on the horizon.
The findings of a follow-up review examining Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s governance arrangements have been published today.
The Auditor General for Wales has signed off the last of his 10 audit opinions for Health Boards and NHS Trusts in Wales for the 2013-14 financial year.
Despite reductions in relevant hospital admissions, health boards in Wales need to make more progress in expanding access to community based chronic conditions services says a report by Auditor General for Wales.