Health

Understanding your sector

NHS Scotland is perhaps becoming a victim of its own success. An ageing population, coupled with the success of new drugs and treatments mean that demand for their services has never been greater. NHS Scotland managers have the unenviable task of delivering an efficient cost-effective health service in the face of rising staff and drug costs.

Our health team is well aware of the pressures facing NHS managers having over 20 years’ experience of working in the health sector. In fact five members of our team are ex-NHS employees.

We are currently the largest provider of external audit services to Audit Scotland in the sector and are one of the leading providers of internal audit and related services to the NHS in Scotland. Our experience has included advising on projects for territorial and specialist health boards in Scotland. In all we have advised 17 of the 23 Scottish health bodies.

We demonstrate our commitment to the health sector through our involvement in various specialist sector forums such as the Technical Accounting Group, Corporate Governance and Audit Group and the Annual Accounting Technical Sub-Group. This, coupled with our direct client experience, means that we remain up to date with all the latest developments in the health sector.

How we can help

Our knowledge and experience can help you to understand your cost base and help you to identify efficiencies to be made. We are also adept at supporting restructuring programmes such as health and social care integration and how this will impact different functions within the organisation.

Related case studies

NHS Highland

NHS Highland

We continue to advise NHS Highland on their ongoing change management programme.

NHS Forth Valley and NHS Fife

NHS Forth Valley and NHS Fife

We have dealt with complex technical accounting and audit issues such as four separate PFI hospital projects in Fife and Forth Valley.

NHS National Services Scotland

NHS National Services Scotland

We provide assurance and recommendations for the whole of the sector through our Service Auditor role.