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Public Audit Committee


The 2020/21 audit of NHS Highland

Background

On 14 December 2022, the Auditor General for Scotland published the 2020/21 audit of NHS Highland.

The report says:

"NHS Highland is making progress under a more stable Leadership Team and financial management has strengthened alongside some improvements in governance and service delivery. However, it does continue to operate within a challenging financial environment."

Read the report on Audit Scotland's website.

Information about the Public Audit Committee's consideration of the report can be found below.

 

Meetings

 

13 January 2022

The Committee took evidence from:

Stephen Boyle, the Auditor General for Scotland; Leigh Johnston, Senior Manager, Performance Audit and Best Value; and Joanne Brown, Partner, Grant Thornton LLP.

Read the agenda and meeting papers, 13 January 2022.

Read the Official Report, 13 January 2022.

Read the meeting minutes, 13 January 2022.

Decision: The Committee agreed to give consideration to the Auditor General for Scotland’s forthcoming Section 23 report - NHS in Scotland 2021 before deciding its next steps.

Decision: At its meeting on 17 March 2022, the Committee agreed to invite NHS Highland to give oral evidence at a future meeting.

28 April 2022

The Committee took evidence from:

Pamela Dudek, Chief Executive; Boyd Robertson, Chair; and David Garden, Director of Finance, NHS Highland.

Followed by:

Stephen Boyle, the Auditor General for Scotland; Leigh Johnston, Senior Manager, Performance Audit and Best Value; and Joanne Brown, Partner, Grant Thornton UK LLP.

Read the agenda and meeting papers, 28 April 2022

Read the Official Report, 28 April 2022

Read the meeting minutes, 28 April 2022

Decision: The Committee agreed to close its scrutiny of the report.



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