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Best practice tariffs and their impact

29 November 2012
This briefing assesses how best practice tariffs (BPTs) impact locally in the NHS and how implementation can be improved.

We look at their influence on care delivery in day case surgery, fragility hip fractures and acute stroke.


Recent highlights

Tough times 2012
Councils’ responses to a challenging financial climate
21 November 2012
The report finds that in 2011/12, councils largely delivered their planned savings and in many cases added to reserves. However, auditors reported that signs of financial stress were visible.
Protecting the public purse 2012
Fighting fraud against local government
8 November 2012
This report finds that councils are targeting their investigative resources more efficiently and effectively, detecting more than 124,000 cases of fraud in 2011/12 totalling £179 million. But it urges ...
8 November 2012
The Department for Communities and Local Government today launched the recruitment process to find three new Board Commissioners.
NHS financial year 2011/12
A summary of auditors' work
20 September 2012
A summary of the findings from the Commission’s 2011/12 audit of primary care trust, NHS trust and strategic health authority accounts.
Reducing the cost of assessments and reviews
An adult social care briefing for councils
23 August 2012
A benchmarking tool is now available for councils, to accompany the recent report for councils on adult social care assessments and reviews.
19 September 2012
The Audit Commission’s outgoing Chairman, Michael O’Higgins, welcomes the government’s confirmation of Jeremy Newman as his successor.