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This consultation response document sets out a summary of the comments received on the draft and the Department of Health (DH) response to them.
After consideration by DH of the comments received to the consultation, the DH group accounting manual was published on 5 September 2016.
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The Department of Health Group Accounting Manual (GAM) is based on the 2016 to 2017 Treasury Financial Reporting Manual, adapted for the NHS. It includes mandatory accounting guidance for all NHS bodies on completing their statutory annual report and accounts.
In previous years, Monitor and the Department of Health issued separate manuals for this purpose, one targeted at NHS foundation trusts and the other at the remainder of bodies within the Department of Health accounting boundary (including NHS trusts, clinical commissioning groups and arm’s length bodies). This year, the accounting requirements in the 2 manuals have been merged to into one single reference document.
We are consulting on the content of the 2016 to 2017 GAM. Full details are explained in the consultation document.
Responding to the consultation
Please send responses to the contact below, with ‘GAM 2016-17 Consultation Response’ in the subject header:
NHS trusts: NHSI.TFMSqueries@nhs.net
NHS foundation trusts: FT.email@example.com
NHS commissioners: England.firstname.lastname@example.org
Other arm’s length bodies: DH_GAM@dh.gsi.gov.uk
Audit firms: DH_GAM@dh.gsi.gov.uk
The final version of the Department of Health Group Accounting Manual will be published during August 2016.