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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust - 70 years of the NHS

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Financial governance

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. ALE assess the following:

  • Financial reporting
  • Financial management
  • Financial standing
  • Internal control
  • Value for money

Annual statement of accounts

Each year the Trust produces a set of Annual Report  Statement of Accounts which inform our public. You can these for past years in Our publications section.

Budget and variance reports

For information concerning budget and variance reports, please email 

Financial audit reports 

For information concerning financial audit reports, please email foi.requests@ncuh.nhs,.uk

Capital programme

For information concerning the capital programme, please email

Senior staff and Board members' allowances and expenses

For information concerning senior staff and Board members' allowances and expenses, please email

Charitable Accounts

Our charity is called the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Fund and is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

There is more information concerning our charity and the dedicated fundraising that our community undertakes in our About us section.

You can view the Chartiable Fund annual accounts in our annual reports section.

Procurement and tendering procedures

For information concerning procurement and tendering procedures, please email

Details of contracts currently being tendered

For details of contracts currently being tendered, please email

List and value of contracts awarded and their value

For a list and value of contracts awarded, please email