Commission urges tight control of new Scots NHS trusts

8 Apr 99
The 28 new NHS trusts created in Scotland on April 1 should be governed by 'high levels of probity' to protect the public purse, the Accounts Commission said this week.

09 April 1999

Outlining a ten-point framework for 'sound governance' for the new trusts, the commission said internal audit and new financial systems 'should contain key aspects of control from the outset'.

Commission chairman Professor Sir Ian Percy said trusts should maintain 'probity in the public interest, the achievement of value for money from scarce resources, and the attainment of the primary objective of providing high-quality patient care'.

Before April 1, Scotland had 46 trusts.


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