To help us continue to improve our service, this web site uses cookies. They cannot be used to identify you. Using this site implies an agreement to continue accepting them. For more details please see managing the cookies we use.  


Freedom of Information Act:
Policies & Procedures

Standing Financial Instructions & Standing Orders

This section contains information about the following:

Annual Accounts

A statement of income and expenditure for the most recent (available) financial year (April - March).

It lists current funds and assets alongside commitments and liabilities and Directors' remuneration.

It also contains an external audit "certificate" and "guarantees" of financial probity, signed by the Chief Executive, the Director of Finance, and the Chairman of the Charitable Funds Committee.

A summary appears as part of the Trust's Annual Report:

A copy of the annual audited accounts is posted on the Money Matters section of this website. In addition the Finance Department may be contacted at:

Finance Department

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Combe Park

Telephone: 01225 428331

As these are quite lengthy volumes, there will be a charge for a printed copy.

In certain circumstances information intended for future publication, audit material under certain circumstances, personal information, commercial or confidential information and criminal and regulatory investigative material or law enforcement material under certain circumstances, will be exempt.

back to top

Standing Financial Instructions, Establishment orders and Codes of Conduct

Rules governing the control of assets and handling of financial matters.

back to top

Charitable Donations

By the League of Friends, the official RUH charity RUHX and others.

back to top

Procurement Policy

All procurement is undertaken to achieve best value for the Trust, following The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and Public Procurement guidelines.

Procurement performance is measured nationally against criteria outlined in HSC 99/143.

For further advice contact the Finance Department at the above address or telephone: 01225 428331

back to top