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Day surgery rate improves but better performance could free up resources

Ten years after the first review of day surgery in Scotland, Audit Scotland has found that the rate of day surgery continues to…

Good quality palliative care is not available to everyone who needs it

Access to good palliative care in Scotland needs to improve and it must be more consistently provided for the thousands of people…

Perth & Kinross is committed to best value and now needs to build on its good work

In its first report on Best Value at Perth…

Fire and rescue authorities are making progress but need to do more to achieve best value

Fire and rescue authorities have made progress in reforming services, according to an Audit Scotland report published today on…

The new GP contract has cost more than expected although there are early signs of benefits for some patients

The new contract for GP practices should have been better planned and will take time to improve care for patients. However, there…

Annual reports for 2007/08 now available for Audit Scotland and the Accounts Commission

The Audit Scotland annual report sets out our progress under each of our three corporate priorities: supporting effective…

Large public projects need more robust cost estimates to allow better scrutiny before they are approved

The Scottish Government and the Parliament should be given better information before the key decisions are made about whether…