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Government reports NHS improvements during Q4 2010/11

1st July 2011

The NHS has been able to improve its performance on a number of key measures during the final quarter of the 2010/11 period.

According to the Department of Health's official report on NHS performance for January to March 2011, the health service improved or maintained its quality of services in 20 out of 21 areas.

Among the key areas of improvement were reductions in hospital infections, same-sex accommodation breaches and under-18 pregnancy rates, while better performance was noted in dentistry access and breast and bowel cancer screening rates.

The area identified as being in need of improvement was the prevention of under-18s being admitted to adult psychiatric wards, with investigations now being carried out into instances of this taking place.

Health secretary Andrew Lansley said: "This report shows that the NHS is continuing to perform strongly, providing better care for patients and better value for taxpayers."

This week, the government announced plans to allocate around one million pounds to develop new health and wellbeing boards, in order to improve the quality of local healthcare provision.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800608883-ADNFCR

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