Key audit themes


Key audit themes

The Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee scrutinises audits on an individual report basis. However, it has become increasingly frustrated that issues highlighted in audit reports by the Auditor General reappear in subsequent reports. The recurrence of the same issues is not limited to the audits of individual bodies or projects, however. The Committee continues to see the same themes arising in audit reports across the public sector.

Key audit themes report


Oral evidence session 5 March 2020

Leadership and workforce challenges in the NHS

The Committee took evidence in a roundtable format from;

 Professor June Andrews, Independent Health and Social Care Consultant; Dr David Caesar, Chair of Project Lift; Angiolina Foster, Chief Executive of NHS 24; Theresa Fyffe, Director Royal College of Nursing Scotland; Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland; Professor Paul Gray, Public Service, ethical leadership and governance, University of Glasgow; Dr Donald MacAskill, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Care; Dr Lewis Morrison, Chair, British Medical Association Scotland; Carol Shepherd, Head of Scotland, Medacs Health Care Services. 

Please read the Official Report for 5 March 2020.

Meeting papers for 5 March 2020

Minutes from 5 March 2020


Governance and Accountability

The roundtable session scheduled for 26 March has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future meeting.



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