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Scottish NHS Performing Well, Say Auditors

Magazine article Public Finance

Scottish NHS Performing Well, Say Auditors

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The NHS in Scotland has improved its financial performance and met most of its national targets for patient and service improvement, a wide-ranging analysis by Audit Scotland has found.

But the watchdog's report, published on December 10, said that it would still need to do more in a tighter financial climate.

'The NHS needs to do more to identify efficiencies, understand and improve levels of productivity, review services and work more effectively with its partners/ it said.

'This will be essential for it to continue to meet financial targets and maintain the level and quality of services It provides. In order to do this, the NHS needs accurate and up-to-date information about activity, costs and quality.'

In 2008/09, there had been a small underspend on a budget of £10.6bn. But the watchdog warned that 2009/10 would be a peak year for public spending for some time to come, and that budgets were predicted to reduce in real terms over the next financial years. …

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