Appointment of external auditor

Following changes to the local external audit arrangements as a result of the Local Audit Accountability Act 2014, NHS trusts are required to procure and locally appoint their own auditors for the year 2017/18 and subsequent financial years.

Under the requirements of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Trust is making it known that it has completed its procurement for its External Auditor starting in the financial year 2017/18.

Grant Thornton UK LLP were approved as the Trust’s External Auditor at the Trust’s Board on 8 December 2016 following the recommendation from the Auditor Panel to appoint Grant Thornton UK LLP.

The appointment is for a one year period.