Declarations and statements

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:

  1. Condition G6(3) – the provider has taken all precautions necessary to comply with the licence, NHS Acts and NHS Constitution; and
  2. 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:

  • us
  • 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.

Modern slavery

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.

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).

Safeguarding children

Under section 11 of the Children’s Act (2004), we’re responsible for ensuring that care for children is coordinated, safe, and patient-centred.

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