Everything we do is geared towards developing and improving the governance arrangements of the organisations we work with.
We are not a firm. We are run by the NHS, for the NHS, offering best value and a real focus on the needs of the service; dedicated to helping deliver quality and safe patient care. We also provide assurance services to other sectors, including charities, social enterprise and education.
We add value in everything that we do. Through working with us, 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.
Our depth of knowledge, commitment to our clients and depth of support, based on a deep understanding of service need is what makes us different.
Mission and Vision Statement
We are a cost effective solution to providing high quality assurance services to assist our partners in delivering and sharing excellence in governance.
Our vision is to be the chosen provider of quality, trusted, added value assurance services that are sustainable and deliver excellent solutions.
Our Values and Goals
Understand and respect others’ values, diversity, cultures, needs and opinions.
Care about everything we do, for our clients and our people.
Behave professionally, be prepared to constructively challenge our clients and ourselves, and uphold soundly based opinions.
Work together to get the best results for our clients and our people, through developing and sharing experience. Lead by example, with commitment, enthusiasm and clarity of vision.
Provide services of the highest quality, delivering value and customer satisfaction
Deliver a financially efficient service that enables sustainable growth.
Maintain a team of highly skilled, motivated professionals, through a continuous focus on staff engagement, development and well-being.
Expand our ASW brand, products and services portfolio for the benefit of Consortium members and clients. We have the knowledge and commitment to provide real value to our consortium membership and clients.
Governance and Independence
ASW Assurance is a not for profit NHS shared service, based on a consortium approach, with each consortium member organisation ‘pooling’ their internal audit and counter fraud resources to benefit from a sharing of resources, skills and expertise under a shared management structure.
We provide circa 6,300 internal audit, counter fraud and security management days annually to our client base.
We are governed by the ASW Assurance Consortium Board, chaired by the Director of Finance of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. The vice chair is the Director of Finance for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
All members of the Consortium are represented on the Board and are committed and proactive in the strategic development of the delivery of internal audit, assurance, counter fraud and consultancy services.