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The Quarter: quarter 4, 2008/09

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    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    5 June 2009
  • Primary audience:
    Finance, Directors, Chief executives
  • Publication format:
    A4 electronic only
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David Flory’s fourth quarterly report of 2008/09 on NHS finance and service performance, shows that the NHS has had a very successful year.  Notable achievements include delivering the shortest waiting times for patients since records began; continuing to improve access to primary care; driving down further the numbers of healthcare associated infections; and making robust plans and preparations so we are well placed to deal with any pandemic flu outbreak. The NHS has also demonstrated strong financial sustainability at a time of broader economic uncertainty.

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