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Nhs Trusts

Volume 268: debated on Tuesday 12 December 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish information on the management costs of NHS trusts in Wales; and if he will make a statement. [6023]

NHS trusts are now required to publish their management costs in their audited annual accounts. The accounts most recently published are for the financial year 1994–95. The following table shows the management costs of NHS trusts in Wales for that year, as audited and reported in their accounts, in cash terms and as a percentage of each trust's income.The definition of management used is the M1 figure devised by the Audit Commission. It includes the salaries of all managers—except those who are primarily clinicians—who earn more than £20,000 per year, and of managers in a few other specified posts regardless of salary, and the costs of management consultancy.Hospitals and other services which are not part of a trust or did not become trusts until April 1995 are not included in the table.Alongside ever-improving health, service and choice, first-class stewardship of resources is a key task for the health service. That is why, in "Caring for the Future", we set the target of transferring £12.5 million per year from management to patient care in the period from 1994–95 to 1996–97. Trusts in Wales are playing an essential part in this, and with the publication of trust management costs this year we can see the first fruits of that policy.The figures are lower than they would otherwise be because of the transfers that have already been made. I expect next year's figures to be lower still, as they will reflect some of the transfers being made in the present

Management costs of NHS trusts in Wales, 1994–95
IncomeManagement costs (MI)
Name of trustType of trust£000s£000sPercentage of income
Glan Clwyd NHS TrustAcute57,9241,7022.94
Wrexham Maelor NHS TrustAcute53,1031,8813.54
Clwydian Community NHS TrustCommunity/Mental Health64,1642,3853.72
North Wales Ambulance NHS TrustAmbulance12,2255164.22
Carmarthen and District NHS TrustAcute/Community38,4161,2073.14
Llanelli Dinefwr NHS TrustAcute/Community31,0378122.62
Ceredigion NHS TrustAcute/Community23,1168313.59
Derwen NHS TrustMental Health/Illness22,4439544.25
Glan Hafren NHS TrustAcute93,2222,6332.82
Neville Hall NHS TrustAcute40,7071,4633.59
Gwent Community NHS TrustCommunity/Mental Health57,3402,6994.71
Gwynedd Hospitals NHS TrustAcute60,4761,9823.28
Gwynedd Community NHS TrustCommunity/Mental Health47,8191,6363.42
Bridgend and District NHS TrustAcute/Mental Health64,0021,5582.43
Rhondda NHS TrustAcute/Community29,1909933.40
East Glamorgan NHS TrustAcute/Community47,4451,6783.54
Mid Glamorgan Ambulance NHS TrustAmbulance7,7931,00212.86
Pembrokeshire NHS TrustAcute/Community41,9861,8734.46
Powys Healthcare NHS TrustAcute/Community41,8871,8824.49
Llandough NHS TrustAcute/Community50,4002,2684.50
Velindre NHS TrustAcute10,5796195.85
South and East Wales Ambulance TrustAmbulance17,5711,1196.37
Swansea NHS TrustAcute54,2641,2332.27
Morriston NHS TrustAcute62,1461,6092.59