Understanding the challenges

We understand the risks facing NHS trusts around the growing demand for health services, the real terms funding reductions of recent years and the pressures on staffing and inpatient beds. We recognise that the increase in demand for NHS health services is an issue that has much wider implications for sectors outside the NHS, for example, housing, policing and social services.

Our approach

The market for NHS local audit is challenging for trusts and Integrated Care Boards (ICBs). To ensure NHS clients receive a top-quality audit service, we only take on new NHS clients where we know we have the capacity to deliver, working closely with you  to help ensure the timely completion of the audited annual report and accounts. The work we deliver to you is from our centres of excellence in London, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham and Nottingham. NHS finance teams work remotely, so we offer flexibility in how we deliver our services but will always ensure that we attend in person when required. NHS clients benefit from our broader public and social sector expertise, gained through auditing local councils and working with registered social landlords. This means we understand your NHS environment, so that you receive an effective service.

How we can help

Our clients include a range of organisations in the health and care sector, including the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, Clinical Commissioning Groups, all types of provider trusts, as well as independent sector providers, care homes, housing associations and charities.

External Audit

Our high-quality external audit services are meticulously designed to address the unique challenges faced by NHS trusts and ICBs. In the Financial Reporting Council’s most recent inspection report on the quality of local audit, we were the only firm to receive good results for the last two successive years. We do not take quality for granted, and remain committed to continuously improving what we do through investments in people and technology.

Other assurance services

We are also a provider of other assurance services including:

Get in touch

To speak with a member of our Public and Social Sector Team, please get in touch.

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