The finance team provides financial support and advice to the Trust to achieve its targets and maintain its foundation trust status. 

The department provides financial management information for divisions, produces business cases, provides financial training, financial planning for the future, payroll and employee services function and processes the collection and payment of invoices.

The department also provides a control function to the organisation, overseeing and accounting for all the expenditure during the financial year, as well as safeguarding income through the contracts with its commissioners. The division is currently a member of the HFMA Partner Programme and participates in the Finance Skills Development (FSD) Network.

Countering Fraud

The Trust is committed to preventing fraud impacting on the Trust. You can visit the fraud page on our website to read about what we do to prevent fraud at Gateshead.

Trust Accounts and Annual Reports

Annual Reports for previous financial years, which detail the Trust's financial performance, are available in the Trust reports section of the website.

Executive pay

The Greenbury Disclosure states that all NHS Bodies must disclose levels of executive pay.  This is published in the Trust's annual report.

Standing financial instructions

The Standing Financial Instructions (SFIs) detail the financial responsibilities, policies and procedures to be adopted by QE Gateshead.  They are designed to ensure that our financial transactions are carried out in accordance with the law and government policy in order to achieve probity, accuracy, economy, efficiency and effectiveness.  You can view our corporate governance manual here.  

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