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.
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.