News & Publications

Within this section we will publish articles that are of interest, provide details of 360 led events, publish 360 Assurance publications and provide details of 360 Assurance achievements.

Benchmarking report: Integrated Performance Reporting

Effective leadership and management of an organisation relies on accurate and appropriate information to demonstrate how the organisation is performing and to highlight where management action may be required. The volume of information available is substantial, covering a wide range of areas such as patient experience, clinical safety, financial performance and organisational efficiency. This presents … Read More

Best Practice Paper: CCGs Responding to Francis & other National Quality Reports

Given the challenge laid down to all NHS organisations as a result of serious quality concerns reported, not only within the Francis Report, but the subsequent failings identified in other independent reviews, it is essential that commissioning organisations have robust processes for challenging their providers around the quality and safety of the services delivered. In … Read More

360 Assurance wins Award for Innovation & Excellence in Public Service Audit

We are delighted to announce that 360 Assurance has won CIPFA’s 2015 Award for Innovation and Excellence in Public Service Audit in recognition of its work supporting NHS clinical commissioning groups. The award acknowledged the work undertaken by the Commissioner Services Team in supporting CCGs in the development of their governance arrangements, using work undertaken … Read More

NHS Protect Anti-Crime Standards

At the end of February 2015, NHS Protect published their Standards for Commissioners, which set out specific activity commissioning organisations are required to undertake to counter NHS fraud, bribery and corruption (in support of the NHS Anti-Crime Strategy). While the majority of the Standards for Commissioners mirror the previously issued Standards for Providers, Commissioners are … Read More

360 Assurance wins IIA award: Outstanding Team – Public Sector

We are proud to announce that 360 Assurance has been awarded the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Outstanding Team – Public Sector award for 2015. Our submission for the award highlighted the steps we had taken to introduce clinicians into our Clinical Quality Team and integrate their skills into an internal audit setting. The awarding … Read More

Best Practice Briefing Paper – Cyber Security

There are few aspects of our lives that are not reliant on technology. For a cyber criminal there are endless opportunities to access sensitive information and data. In this paper we explore some of the issues that you should be aware of regarding cyber security. To view our Best Practice Briefing paper, please click the … Read More