Guidance for NHS trusts on additional reporting requirements to support external audit of their 2011 to 2012 quality accounts.
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
The Department of Health has asked the Audit Commission to make arrangements for auditors to provide external assurance on NHS trusts 2011 to 2012 quality accounts.