International lessons for Welsh public bodies in responding to and recovering from COVID-19

Recovering from the global pandemic will take time. The public bodies who keep us safe, well and healthy will find themselves in a changed operating environment, with financial issues to address, a change in citizen and visitor behaviour and expectations, and workforces that need to adapt to new ways of working. We will all have to deal with additional risks and getting back to what we remember as ‘normal’ may take a long time, if it happens at all.

The consequences are likely to last for several years for most organisations. But there will also be opportunities to consider:

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Archwilio o bell (profiadau hyfforddai)

Pan ddechreuais weithio ar archwiliad interim o Gomisiwn y Senedd o bell ym mis Mawrth ar ôl dychwelyd o’r coleg, feddylies i erioed y byddwn i’n cwblhau’r archwiliad terfynol ym mis Mai o bell hefyd! Heb os, roedd yn ailgyflwyniad rhyfedd i waith archwilio ar ôl dau fis a hanner o astudio, ond gyda’m hail sgrin a chadair desg wrth fwrdd y gegin, roeddwn i’n barod amdani.

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Remote auditing (a trainee’s perspective)

When I started the interim audit of the Senedd Commission remotely in March after returning from college, I never thought I’d be completing the final audit in May remotely too! It was certainly a strange reintroduction to audit work after two and a half months of study, but I had my second screen and desk chair set up at my dining table and I was good to go.

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Mae’r cwbl yn y data…

Mae data’n rhan o’n bywydau pob dydd

Bob tro yr ydym yn defnyddio cerdyn banc, yn mynd ar siwrne ar fws neu’n rhyngweithio â gwasanaeth cyhoeddus, rydym yn gadael trywydd o ‘olion bysedd digidol’ ar ein holau ar y systemau a’r gwasanaethau yr ydym yn eu defnyddio.

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It’s all in the data…

Data is part of our everyday lives

Every time we use a bank card, go on a bus journey or interact with a public service, we leave a trail of ‘digital fingerprints’ behind us on the systems and services we use.

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Cydymffurfio â’n terfynau amser ar gyfer cyfrifon wrth weithio gartref

Mae Andrew Strong yn esbonio sut mae Archwilio Cymru wedi sicrhau mynediad at gyfriflyfrau’r GIG i’n galluogi i gwblhau gwaith cyfrifon y GIG.

Mae COVID-19 yn gorfodi pobl dros y byd i gyd i ddod o hyd i ffyrdd newydd o weithio. Yn Archwilio Cymru rydym wedi goresgyn rhwystrau trwy sicrhau mynediad o bell at gyfriflyfrau ariannol, sydd wedi ein helpu i gydymffurfio â’n terfynau amser ar gyfer cyfrifon.

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Hitting our accounts deadlines whilst working from home

Andrew Strong explains how Audit Wales secured access to NHS financial ledgers to enable us to complete NHS accounts work

COVID-19 is forcing people all over the world to find new ways of working.  At Audit Wales we have made a breakthrough in securing remote access to financial ledgers, which has helped us meet our accounts deadline.

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