Declarations and statements
External audit advisor
As recommended by the auditor selection panel, we appointed Grant Thornton UK LLP in 2017 as external auditors for a period of three years, with the option to extend for up to two years.
This appointment is in accordance with chapter 2, part 3, 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act (2014).
Modern slavery statement
Our modern slavery statement outlines the ways in which we ensure that no modern slavery or human trafficking takes place in any part of our business and supply chain. Read our modern slavery statement.
NHS provider license
We’re required to self-certify that we are compliant with:
- the NHS provider license
- government requirements
Following the financial year 2017-18, we self-certified with these provisions:
- Condition G6(3) – the provider has taken all precautions necessary to comply with the licence, NHS Acts and NHS Constitution; and
- Condition FT4(8) – the provider has complied with required governance arrangements.
We approved our self-certification at the public board meeting held on 23 May 2018, subject to a resolution between:
- NHS Improvement (NHSI)
- the Department of Health and Social Care (DoHSC)
The resolution requires us to pay back a loan of £76.9m in 2018-19.
Under section 11 of the Children’s Act (2004), we’re responsible for ensuring that care for children is coordinated, safe, and patient-centred.