Future work

These are the performance and best value audits which we are planning to do over the next year. If you want more information, you can contact the business manager for this work, Rikki Young, at ryoung@audit-scotland.gov.uk.

Health and social care integration

To be published December 2015

This audit will look at the new arrangements that councils and NHS boards are putting in place to integrate adult health and care services. Audit Scotland will lead on an assessment of the progress made in implementing the reforms, working...

Implementing the Scotland Act 2012: an update

To be published December 2015

From this year, the Scotland Act 2012 introduces new financial powers for the Scottish Parliament that change the environment for public finances in Scotland substantially.

In December 2014, we published a report assessing the Scottish...

Argyll and Bute Council Best Value Audit 2015

To be published December 2015

In July 2014, we published findings from follow-up Best Value audit work in Argyll and Bute Council. Our report noted the progress the council had made against findings of previous Best Value audit work published in October 2013, but also...

Changing models of health and social care

To be published March 2016

NHS boards and councils face increasingly difficult financial challenges at the same time as demand for health and social care services is increasing due to demographic change. This includes, the growing population of elderly and very elderly...

Audit of higher education in Scotland

To be published summer 2016

The higher education sector in Scotland makes an important contribution to both the economy and society. Identified as a growth area in the Scottish Government’s Economic Strategy, the performance of, and outcomes achieved by the sector are...

Social work in Scotland

To be published summer 2016

Councils' social work departments provide essential services to some of the most vulnerable people in society. The services they provide to children, adults and families, and other specific groups and aim to transform people’s lives.


Maintaining Scotland's roads: a follow-up audit

To be published June 2016

Audit Scotland has conducted three previous audits on roads maintenance on behalf of the Auditor General and the Accounts Commission, the first published in 2004. The most recent report in 2013 concluded that councils needed to improve roads...