In compliance with the Local Audit (Auditor Resignation and Removal) Regulations 2014, please accept the following as notice that:
NHS Southend CCG has accepted the attached notice of resignation from Ernst and Young LLP as local auditor for this CCG. In compliance with section 3(2)(a) of the above Regulations – the notice clearly cites the reason for the local auditor ceasing to hold office. This notice is effective from 3 November 2017 (section 3(3)).
We can confirm the office of local auditor for this CCG is now held by KPMG following a fair, open and transparent procurement process; with the new appointment being held for contractual period of four years.