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What we spend and how we spend it

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust.

The information on this page is historic. Visit the UHBW page for the latest information.

Financial Accounts and Reports

Annual statement of Accounts

University Hospitals Bristol Annual Audit Letter

The Trusts standing financial instructions   

Capital programme

In the financial year 2007/2008 the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust had a capital resource limit of £56.4 million. The charge against the Capital Resource Limit in the year 2007/2008 was £48.1 million, an under spend of £8.3 million. There were also significant capital schemes during this financial year which includes the Bristol Heart Institute (£21.9 million) and the Bristol Dental School expansion (£7.3 million).

This is a brief summary of the capital programme for the financial year 2007/2008. In order to obtain more detailed information please contact the Legal Services Department.

Staff pay, allowances and expenses

All allowances and expenses are paid in accordance with the National Terms and Conditions of Employment, a copy of which is available via the Department of Health website at

Members of staffs allowances are paid for the following reasons: unsocial hours, weekend work, Working Time Directive pay, night duty and recruitment and retention. Any expenses must be claimed by completing an expense claim form. Expenses can relate to study leave, travel, course/conference fees and subsistence (food and meals).

Details of the Board's remuneration can be found in the remuneration report contained within the Annual Report.

To obtain details of the Trust's staff pay and grading structures, please click here.

Funding (including endowment funds)

The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust receives funding from a number of sources including charities. To order to obtain details about the Trusts funding provisions please write to the Legal Services Department.


Procurement and Tendering

Details of contracts currently being tendered