The importance of strong financial governance
Matthew Plummer, Matthew Elmer and Joanna Watson, PwC
14 June 2017
The last 12 to 18 months have seen an ever-increasing focus on financial governance and leadership because of the level of financial deterioration in both providers and commissioners.
Sudden changes in the financial position of NHS bodies cause significant concerns and may result from inadequate financial governance. This briefing highlights the key themes that tend to emerge when there are governance weaknesses, identifies some of the early warning signs to look out for, and sets out the key steps to take.