Date lodged: 6 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to Audit Scotland's finding that some integration authorities submitted late financial information to NHS boards for the 2016-17 accounts process and that this could not be included in the draft accounts.
Answered by: Shona Robison 20 November 2017
All Boards were able to obtain the necessary financial information from the relevant integration authorities for inclusion in the final accounts. All Boards received an unqualified audit opinion for the 2016-17 annual accounts.
It is important to note that 2016-17 was the first full year that integration authorities were fully operational. Areas for improvement are being identified and addressed as part of the approach to be taken by relevant bodies for subsequent years.