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ELR CCG appoints External Auditor

East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG Governing Body has appointed Grant Thornton LLP as the CCG’s external auditor with effect from 1 April 2017 following a recommendation by the CCG’s Auditor Panel.

The appointment is in accordance with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

The appointment is for a period of three years, with the option to extend the contract at the end of the period for a further two years.

The CCG’s Auditor Panel conducted a procurement exercise during 2016, in line with national guidance, and the award of contract was based on a process which included an evaluation of price and quality criteria.