To assist the data recipient with the audit process NHS Digital has produced an Audit Guide and an Action Plan template. Audits undertaken between October 2016 and December 2017 were against Version 1 of the Audit Guide. Audits conducted between January 2018 and 26 July 2019 were against Version 2 of the Audit Guide. Audits conducted from 29 July 2019 will be against Version 3 of the Audit Guide.
Each audit and post audit review carried out results in the publication of a formal audit report. From April 2016, audit reports are being published on monthly basis and are scheduled to appear every third Thursday. Note the style of the audit report varies according to version of the Audit Guide the audit was conducted against.