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Joanna Mansell
0131 625 1652

Health and central government
Patrick McFall
0131 625 1663

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More savings can be made from better purchasing

The public sector in Scotland is improving its purchasing and estimates it has saved more than £300 million since 2006 as a…

Accounts Commission announces findings following latest Best Value audit of West Dunbartonshire Council

On Wednesday 17 June, the Accounts Commission met and considered the Controller of Audit’s latest report on Best Value and…

Health and community care bulletin

The bulletin primarily aims to share information with non-executive health board members and elected members of councils, but it…

Financial position in the NHS good but challenging times lie ahead

An Audit Scotland report, Financial overview of the NHS in Scotland 2007/08, finds that the health service had an overall…

Transport Scotland is managing rail franchise contract effectively

An Audit Scotland report, The First ScotRail passenger rail franchise, looks at how the Scottish Government’s national transport…

NHS has cut diagnostic waiting times; now it needs to ensure services are efficient

The NHS in Scotland has significantly cut patients’ waiting times for diagnostic tests through use of targeted additional…

Councils need to give race equality higher priority

Today’s Accounts Commission report, The impact of the race equality duty on council services, says that all councils have…