11 March 2010
This briefing estimates that £21 billion of NHS funds has been allocated in 2009/10 on the basis of health inequalities. Despite the health of the nation improving overall, health inequalities has proved a stubborn area to address.
10 March 2010
The Codes of Audit Practice (the Codes) define the scope, nature and extent of local audit work.
18 February 2010
Since 1996 the Audit Commission has run the National Fraud Initiative (NFI), a sophisticated data matching exercise which matches electronic data within and between participating audited bodies to prevent and detect fraud.
2 April 2009
The Auditors' Local Evaluation (ALE) assesses how well NHS organisations manage and use their financial resources and highlights areas for improvement.
27 August 2009
Payment by Results aims to support NHS modernisation by paying hospitals for the work they do, rewarding efficiency and quality. It also carries risks that need to be managed effectively both locally and nationally.
26 May 2009
The Audit Commission has developed a powerful online tool called the National Benchmarker which provides direct access to our Payment by Results (PbR) benchmarking.
12 May 2009
The Audit Commission's Trust Practice is the preferred provider of external audit and related professional services to foundation trusts and those aspiring to become foundation trusts.
28 April 2009
Use of resources is an Audit Commission assessment of how well organisations are managing and using their resources to deliver value for money and better and sustainable outcomes for local people.