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What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected or actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.

Our Annual reports contain information on the Trust's expenditure and full accounts.

Solent NHS Trust will advertise its tenders in accordance with the EU Public Contracts Regulations which states that Goods and Services contracts worth over £106,047, Works Contracts over £4,104,394 and for light touch regime contracts (also known as Annex XIV contracts) worth over £589,148 (thresholds are net of VAT) be advertised through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

The exception would be where the Trust has made use of existing EU Compliant Framework Agreements either individually or through collaboration with other Authorities.

Background information relating to the tenders sought and awarded by the Trust will be included in this publication. Items not included will be those where a commercial issue or issue of confidentiality is involved.

Our financial accountancy services, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll are provided to the Trust by:

NHS Business Services Authority

Phoenix House

Topcliffe Lane

Wakefield

West Yorkshire

WF3 1WE

*All other financial accountancy services are provided internally

Publication of spend over £25,000

As part of the Government’s commitment on Transparency, HM Treasury has issued guidance on the Publication of Spend Over £25,000 by central government departments. All NHS bodies are required to publish spend over £25,000 in a prescribed format.

Files will be uploaded to the website on a monthly basis detailing spend over £25,000

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: FreedomOfInformation@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 023 8029 6911/22

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.