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What we spend and how we spend it

Income

The majority of our income is generated through various Service Level Agreements with each of the primary care trusts within the South Central Strategic Health Authority catchment area. These agreements for service are reviewed and renegotiated on an annual basis. A list of the Primary Care Trusts within this area is available, please click here for further information.

The Patient Transport Service is commissioned by primary care trusts and Hospitals on a contract basis.
 
Additional income is generated from providing support at public events, commercial training and other activities.

Capital income is largely sourced from internal resources.

Income is allocated to services within the Trust and capital expenditure planned by the setting of the budget each year. Every March, the Trust Board receives a report from the Director of Finance proposing budgets for the forthcoming financial year, which starts on 1 April.

The Community  First Responders schemes are the main source of income for the Trust's charitable funds. Additional funding is also achieved via legacies.

Annual Statement of Accounts

Annual Audit Letters

 Budgets and variance reports

Papers containing updated budget information are presented at each meeting of the Trust Board, please click here for dates of next meetings.

Contracts and tendering

The Trust follows the Tendering and Quotation Procedure.

Staff pay-and-grading structures

The NHS Careers website contains information about the pay-and-grading structures for ambulance service staff, managers and the healthcare team.

The key functions of the Trust Board members can be found in the code of conduct and accountability for NHS boards.

Other documents

Standing Financial Instructions and Standing Orders.

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