NHS foundation trust quality reports: 2017/18 requirements

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Details of contents and assurance requirements for NHS foundation trusts preparing their 2017/18 quality reports.

NHS foundation trusts must include a report on the quality of care they provide in their annual report to improve public accountability.

These documents are only mandatory for NHS foundation trusts. NHS trusts prepare a quality account but not a quality report, however the documents contain guidance for NHS trusts who may choose to adopt the principles applied by NHS foundation trusts.

 The requirements for quality accounts are published in a separate letter.

Detailed requirements for quality reports 2017/18 PDF, 367.2 KB

Describes the detailed requirements for NHS foundation trusts submitting their quality reports.

Detailed guidance for external assurance on quality reports 2017/18 - draft for engagement PDF, 418.2 KB

Explains how NHS foundation trusts and their auditors should carry out checks on the quality reports.

As explained in section 1.4 of the document, we have published the Detailed guidance for external assurance on quality reports 2017/18 in draft format. This page will be updated with the final version in February 2018.

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