What we spend and how we spend it

Here you'll find all of the Trust's financial information relating to projected and actual income, expenditure, procurement, contracts and external audit.

Annual accounts

The Director of Finance oversees our spending at NEAS.  It’s the Finance Director’s responsibility to:

  • Prepare financial returns in accordance with the accounting policies and guidance given by the Department of Health and the Treasury, the NEAS accounting policies, and generally accepted accounting practice.
  • Prepare and submit annual financial reports to the Department of Health certified in accordance with current guidelines.
  • Submit financial returns to the Department of Health for each financial year in accordance with the timetable prescribed by the Department of Health.  
  • Ensure the NEAS annual accounts are audited by an auditor appointed by the Council of Governors. The NEAS audited annual accounts must be presented to a public meeting and made available to the public.
  • Please note that the Annual Accounts are included within our Annual Report each year and can be accessed here.

Staff pay and grading structures

As with other NHS organisations, NEAS has a single pay system in operation, known as 'Agenda for Change'.  It applies to all directly employed NHS staff with the exception of doctors, dentists and some very senior managers and directors.

This means that everyone doing the same job is paid on the same pay scales. The latest national pay scales and salary information can be found online at NHS Employers here.

Agenda for Change

Agenda for Change provides NHS organisations with a range of typical job profiles, which are matched locally by trained job evaluators to allocate a national pay band. This helps us to ensure fairness and equal pay for those working within similar job roles and responsibilities across the NHS.

Most staff within NEAS are operationally based and details of typical pay bandings are shown below:
Pay Band         Job Role

  • 7                      Advanced practitioner paramedic/nurse
  • 6                      Paramedic
  • 5                      Advanced technicians/newly qualified paramedics
  • 4                      Emergency care technicians/paramedic apprentices
  • 3                      Clinical care assistants
  • 2                      Patient transport service - ambulance care assistants
  • 3                      Emergency operations centre - health advisors
  • 7                      Clinical team leader/line managers
  • 8 (a-d)             Senior managers

Executive directors and non-executive directors are remunerated outside of the Agenda for Change pay bandings. Further details of salaries and benefits and the basis for remuneration are published in the Trust's Annual Report.


Trade union facility time

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on 1 April 2017 and require employers to publish certain information on trade union officials and facility time on their website.

NHS employers are subject to the rules if they have at least one employee who is a trade union official, a trade union learning representative or a safety representative.

Facility time covers all duties carried out for a trade union or as a learning representative, such as accompanying an employee to a disciplinary hearing or grievance meeting. It also covers training carried out under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The regulations require the following information to be published: 

  • The number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period, and the number of full-time equivalent employees.
  • The percentage of time spent on facility time for each relevant union official.
  • The percentage of the pay bill spent on facility time.
  • The number of hours spent by relevant union officials on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours.

This information is available to view here