This section covers the process by which the finances and our financial plans for our organisation are monitored and reviewed. A key component of this is ensuring that all staff follow the Trust's Standing Financial Instructions and Scheme of Delegation. We also publish every month the Trust's expenditure above £25,000.
Auditors' Local Evaluation
Each year the Audit Commission publishes the Auditors' Local Evaluation (ALE), which assesses how well NHS trusts manage and obtain value for money from their financial resources. In the 2009/2010 report, the Trust received a score of one. ALE assesses the following:
Value for money
As part of the process, our auditors also produce an ‘annual audit letter’ that outlines any key issues that arose during the audit.
Download the 2009/2010 annual audit letter
Download the 2008/2009 annual audit letter
Annual statement of accounts
Each year the Trust produces a set of Annual Statement of Accounts which inform our public. You can also find our Annual Reports for 2009-2010 and 2008-2009 in Our publications section.
Download the 2009-2010 annual statement of accounts
Download the 2008-2009 annual statement of accounts
Budget and variance reports
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Financial audit reports
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For information concerning the capital programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior staff and Board members' allowances and expenses
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Staff pay and grading structures
Our staff are paid according to the national pay scales set out in the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.
Our charity is called the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Fund and is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. The Trust Board has devolved management of the fund to the Charitable Funds Committee. The members of this committee as Mike Little (Trust Chairman); Michael Bonner (Non-Executive Director); Mark Evens (Non-Executive Director and Committee Chair); Alistair Mulvey (Director of Finance); and Chris Platton (Acting Director of Nursing, Quality & Governance).
There is more information concerning our charity and the dedicated fundraising that our community undertakes in our About us section.
Download the charitable fund annual accounts 2009-2010
Download the charitable fund annual accounts 2008-2009
Procurement and tendering procedures
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Details of contracts currently being tendered
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List and value of contracts awarded and their value
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