Our Aim: Be a sector leader in governance and transparency
High standards of corporate governance and integrity are essential not just to effective operation but to the fulfilment of our core mission. We aim to ensure our governance is in line with best practice.
Riverdale Healthcare Group is subject to an annual external audit conducted by our independent auditors, Hazlewoods. Consolidated audited statutory accounts are reviewed by Hazlewoods and filed at Companies House.
Integrity of Financial and Accounting Information
Our accounts are audited annually using a financial reporting framework that is applicable by law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards, including Financial Reporting Standard 102 ‘The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland’ (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice).
Accountability And Fraud Prevention
We operate an appropriate approval hierarchy for spend, with assets suitably safeguarded and reviewed. We have preventative controls in place including balance sheet reconciliations, debtor reviews, variance analysis, new supplier sign off, verification of bank accounts, with access to systems strictly controlled.
To prevent conflict of interest, all directors are required to disclose any related party transactions on an annual basis, and any such transactions are disclosed within our statutory accounts.
We require GDC registration and number confirmation from all employees as well as an up-to-date immunisation schedule with confirmation of the necessary vaccines. All practice employees are required to have a full DBS and indemnity is required for all self-employed contractors.
Our SLT meeting agenda templates include a question on Social & Environmental impact for any strategic decisions to ensure that they align with our ESG commitments. We also include a specialist ESG advisor at all strategic planning sessions or reviews.
All tax compliance requirements are completed by the group, in conjunction with our tax advisers. We additionally have access to suitably competent external tax advisers for any matters that may arise.
Our patient complaint procedure can be viewed here.