We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
East Lancashire Hospitals' Corporate Publications give an all-round picture of the Trust, our activities and our plans for the future.
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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust Accounts 2017-18
Trade Union Data Capture 2017-2018
Notice of Appointment of External Auditors for East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
For the 2020-21 financial year commencing 1 April, Grant Thornton UK LLP have been appointed as external auditors for East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
On 13 November 2019, the Trust Board accepted the recommendation of the Trust’s Auditor Panel to make a direct appointment using the NHS Shared Business Services framework agreement for the 2020-21 financial year, with an option to extend the appointment for a further year.
Summary of regulatory framework
The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 requires NHS trusts to select and appoint their own auditors and directly manage their contracts for the audits. To fulfil these requirements, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is obliged to appoint an external auditor, eligible for appointment in line with the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) requirements, to audit the annual accounts by 31 December of the preceding year. The appointment can be for longer than a year but there must be a new appointment at least once every 5 years and an auditor can be re-appointed for further terms. The Trust has also appointed an auditor panel to advice on the appointments, in accordance with the Act.
Within 28 days of an appointment being made, the Act also required NHS trusts to publish a notice to name the external auditor, the length of the appointment, the advice, or a summary of the advice to the Board or Governing Body, received from the auditor panel, and, where it has not accepted that advice, the reasons why not.
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Clinical Strategy 2015 to 2021
Quality Strategy 2017 - 2019
Payment performance 2017 - 2018
Payment performance 2016 - 2017
Modern Slavery Statement 2019-20
The Government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public expenditure, intended to help reduce the deficit and achieve better value for money.
As part of this transparency agenda, the Government has made a number of commitments with regard to central government expenditure (Including the NHS). The Trust will publish Monthly Expenditure over £25,000 as part of the Government's agenda on transparency.
The services we provide are for the health needs of East Lancashire and deliver improvements in health and care services to meet local needs.
The Trust Board is responsible for setting the overall policy and strategy for the Trust, for monitoring performance and maintaining the highest standards of public accountability.
The intention of this is to show how trusts across the NHS ensure the safety of their staffing levels and skill mix.
Please see below for the Trust’s monthly ward staffing levels for
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NHS Improvement Self-Certification Worksheet FT4 Declaration
NHS Improvement Self-Certification Worksheets G6 and CoS7
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Annual Review 2016/17
(Please note that reports were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic)