What We Spend And How We Spend It

Our Key Objectives

  • Achieve all national and local response standards for emergency ambulances
  • Local Delivery Plans
  • Healthcare Commission – Standards for Better Health – Performance Indicators
  • Achieve statutory financial targets; including the requirement to break-even, the requirement not to exceed the external finance (cash flow) limit, and the requirement to deliver a return on capital employed 3.5% /-0.5%
  • Ensure Effective Use of Resources, as reported upon by external audit, which requires the Trust to score higher than level one, in the Auditors Local Evaluation

We regularly invite the public to attend our Board of Directors meetings which are held on a regular basis. Details of meeting dates, minutes from previous meetings and the Agenda for the next meeting can be found within our Board of Directors pages.

Expenditure Over £25,000

As part of the government’s commitment to greater transparency, NHS Trusts are required to publish, on a monthly basis all items over £25,000. These reports can be located in the Publications pages of our website.

Staff and Board Members Allowances and Expenses

All staff and Board Members allowances are reported in the Trusts Annual Report.

Staff Pay and Grading Structures

The Trusts staff and grades are within the guidelines determined by Agenda for Change.

Funding (including endowment funds)

Funding is delivered from a variety of sources. Again, this can be found within our Annual Report.

Procurement and Tendering Procedures

This is done internally within the Trust but we also use the services of East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trusts Procurement Hub for Nation Ambulance Procurement.

Contact Details

For more information about this area, please contact:

Freedom of Information & Document Control Officer
or the
Head of Governance

West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust
Millennium Point
Waterfront Business Park
Waterfront Way
Brierley Hill

Telephone:  01384 215555

Email:  FOI@wmas.nhs.uk