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Report highlights poor financial management at Scottish health board

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Will NHS Tayside financial troubles prompt wholesale reorganisation of Scottish health service?

 

An independent review into the finances of a troubled Scottish health board has found a history of poor financial governance and management practice.

 

The Grant Thornton report also found flaws in the decision-making process relating to using charity funding to pay for day-to-day running costs at NHS Tayside.

 

Health secretary Shona Robison said that the report’s recommendations had been accepted in full and that progress was already being made under the health board’s new management team.

 

The chair and chief executive of NHS Tayside have recently been replaced after a series of revelations about financial problems over a number of years.

 

Further information

Scottish Parliament: The 2016/17 audit of NHS Tayside