Audit Committees: Proposed requirements for NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups

Closed 31 Dec 2013

Opened 18 Oct 2013






1.  The Department of Health has been developing proposals for new constitutional requirements for the audit committees of NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups. These are necessary to ensure audit committees are appropriately constituted to advise their governing boards on the selection,  appointment and maintenance of independent relationships with external auditors from 2015 onwards, when the Audit Commission is expected to close (subject to the approval of Parliament).  The Department is now seeking views on these proposals.  This consultation will run from 18 October 2013 – 31 December 2013.



  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Academic/ Professional institution
  • NHS Trust CEs


  • Accountability
  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • Regulation