Notice of Appointment of External Auditors for Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group

Following changes to the local external audit arrangements as a result of the Local Audit Accountability Act 2014, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are required to procure and locally appoint their own auditors for the year 2017/18 and subsequent financial years.

In line with agreed process an External Audit Procurement Steering Group, was established in order to appoint the new external auditors for NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (WFCCG) and neighbouring CCGs in North East London.

The Steering Group utilised an established procurement framework for the selection of potential bidders from the approved audit firms registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW).

The ICAEW is the recognised supervisory body for England and acted as the regulatory body for the appointment process.

Following interviews and presentations from successful bidders, the Steering Group recommended the appointment of KPMG LLP as the external auditors for WFCCG for the year 2017/18.

The WFCCG Audit Committee endorsed the appointment of KPMG LLP and recommended the appointment to the WFCCG Governing Body at its meeting 23 November 2016.

The WFCCG Governing Body endorsed the appointment of KPMG LLP as its External Auditors for the year 2017/18.