Policy paper

DH Accounting Officer: responsibilities statement

This document explains how accountability for the NHS is divided between commission and provision of services.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The role of the accounting officer has changed following the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

This updated report provides further information on the role in relation to:

  • the NHS
  • public health
  • adult care and support arrangements
Published 10 October 2014