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Community Health Partnerships

Question for Department of Health

UIN 108738, tabled on 19 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with Community Health Partnerships on that organisation's decision not to use the National Audit Office as auditors.

Answered on

27 October 2017

The external auditors reports are included in Community Health Partnerships’ (CHP) annual accounts and these are a publicly available document held by Companies House and published on the CHP website at:

The company followed a procurement process in line with its procurement policy by way of competitive tender in which the National Audit Office (NAO) participated but were unsuccessful. Although the NAO is responsible for auditing the financial statements of all central government departments, agencies and other public sector bodies, as a limited company CHP may appoint its own independent auditors.