External assurance for NHS Trusts quality accounts

The Department of Health continues to recommend that NHS Trusts Quality Accounts get external assurance.



This guidance sets out recommended arrangements for NHS Trusts to get external assurance that their Quality Accounts for 2014 to 2015 are reliable and accurate.

Quality accounts are:

  • reports about the quality of services by NHS healthcare providers
  • published annually by all NHS healthcare providers, including the independent sector
  • available to the public
Published 29 January 2015