ASW Assurance (formerly Audit South West) is a leading not for profit NHS consortium, delivering internal audit, counter fraud and consultancy services to healthcare organisations including acute, mental health and foundation trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and social enterprises.
We do not simply deliver an internal audit and counter fraud service; we are dedicated to helping you deliver quality and safe patient care, providing a cost-effective service with the benefit of a locally highly skilled, flexible and responsive workforce.
ASW Assurance’s strategy is built upon quality and value - providing services of the highest quality, whilst also delivering value and customer satisfaction.
Our philosophy is that existing and future clients require a service level far beyond a basic audit and counter fraud service, which is devoted to adding value and solving business problems.
We provide the following services tailored to your needs
Through working with our internal audit and counter fraud team(s), you will receive a ‘hands on’ approach at the highest level, dedicated to working with you to improve your governance and help you succeed, through acting as a “sounding board” providing insight, advice, support and challenge.
Audit and Assurance Services
Our proven track record, commitment to relationships and working in partnership, quality and delivery standards, allied to highly competitive day rates, makes us the compelling internal audit and counter fraud provider of choice. These commitments enable us to deliver real value and challenge existing practices and processes.
Our philosophy is that existing and future clients require a service level far beyond a basic audit service, which is devoted to adding value and solving business problems.
To that end, we have a level of resource which reflects financial expertise, in terms of accountancy and audit trained / qualified staff, consistent with the core internal audit role, supplemented with specialist staff qualified and experts.
ASW Assurance is the largest provider of specialist internal audit, assurance and consultancy services to NHS healthcare organisations in the South West. We are dedicated to helping improve governance and ultimately the quality and safety of patient care. What sets us apart is that everything we do is geared towards developing and improving the governance arrangements of the organisations we work with. In addition to core audits, high level assurance and cross organisational work is included as standard in our workplans:
- Specialised assurance services
- Cross organisational reviews of integration of services and partnerships
- Health Economy shared assurance reviews e.g. STP assurance in Bristol, Devon and Cornwall
We deliver assurance that adds value and enables our clients to better focus on outcomes. Our clients regularly tell us that our services are well established and valued.
Audit and Assurance Services
As the main counter fraud service provider to the NHS in the South West, we believe we provide an excellent, value added service, which meets and exceeds the delivery of both national and local requirements.
Our work is geared to ensure that fraud risks that may prevent the achievement of your strategic objectives are kept to a minimum and are pivotal in ensuring that the organisation’s specific fraud risks are identified and managed. We also deliver specialised security management consultancy services, and can provide a comprehensive, joined up, resilient anti-crime service.
Counter Fraud Services
Our focus is to:
- Implement and encourage an anti-fraud culture throughout your organisation
- Be proactive in delivering the counter fraud message to your organisation
- Take positive action against fraud, including sanctions against perpetrators and recovery of any monies defrauded
- Meet and exceed the NHS Counter Fraud Authority’s requirements
- Achieve successful outcomes from both criminal and civil proceedings
We provide a range of specialist and bespoke training, tailored to requirements, including:
- Information governance, including cyber security, GDPR and information risk
- Risk management, risk appetite and assurance framework development
- Counter fraud e-learning
- Board, Governing Body and Non-Executive / Lay person development
Specialist Training Services