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.

Briefing: CQC and National Data Guardian Reports

In July the National Data Guardian (Dame Fiona Caldicott) and the CQC both issued complementary reports relating to cyber, data and information security. 360 Assurance has prepared a briefing summarising the key messages from these reports – to view the briefing click here or the image below:

TIAN Cyber Security Newsletter

The Internal Audit Network has recently published its latest Cyber Security Newsletter, including an article by 360 Assurance. Click the image below to view this newsletter, and please contact your local TIAN auditor if you would like any further information regarding any of the issues raised.

Changes to Public Sector Internal Audit Standards

The Public Sector Internal Audit Standards, which are based on the mandatory elements of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), have been revised from 1 April 2017 to incorporate new and revised international standards and consequent amendments to the additional public sector requirements and interpretations. We have reviewed the revisited … Read More

Driving Improvement

On the back of the CQC Report ‘Driving Improvement: Case studies from eight NHS trusts’ (June 2017) 360 Assurance has produced a series of questions for all NHS Trusts to ask themselves to ensure they are on the road to achieving or maintaining an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating. Click the report below to view or download … Read More

Your Data: Better Security, Better Choice, Better Care

Click here to access our briefing, summarising the Government’s response to the National Data Guardian’s report on consent and data security – Your Data: Better Security, Better Choice, Better Care.

Foundation Trust Consolidation

Each year the Department of Health publishes the Foundation Trust Consolidation (FTC) data, drawing together the information contained in all Foundation Trusts’ accounts into a single data source.  In this briefing we provide a high-level narrative on the data, compared with prior year data sets. Click the image below to view or download this briefing: