Future work

These are the project scopes for 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.

NHS in Scotland 2016 - project scope

To be published October 2016

Audit Scotland prepares an annual overview on the NHS in Scotland on behalf of the Auditor General for Scotland.

For this year, we will assess the financial performance of the NHS based on information from the annual accounts and audit...

Managing new financial powers

To be published spring 2017

The Scottish Parliament’s financial powers are changing substantially, with new responsibilities for taxes and spending. This audit will examine how well the Scottish Government and others are implementing or preparing to introduce the new...

Equal pay

To be published spring 2017

Equal pay is a substantial issue across local government in Scotland. At March 2015, Scottish councils had paid £605 million to employees in equal pay compensation and estimated that about 30,000 equal pay cases remained outstanding.  This audit...

Self-directed support: a follow-up audit

To be published summer 2017

Self-directed support (SDS) changes the way people with social care needs are supported. It aims to improve the impact that care and support has on people’s lives by giving them choice and control of the type of support they get. We are now six...