NHS Trust Payments

In late 2023, we began to hear from a number of organisations, that NHS Trusts were ‘slow to pay’, so we decided to ask them to provide their payment performance times via a Freedom of Information Act(FOI) request.
We received responses from just over 200 NHS Trusts across England.
We asked them for the average time taken to pay all supplier invoices in 2023 and the percentage of invoices paid late (not just internal NHS invoices). Their responses are below.
For the most part, the NHS Trusts report relatively fast payments to their suppliers with the exception of a small number of Trusts. Good Business Pays would be interested to hear from NHS suppliers if the figures below are what has been experienced.
Key: ‘NA’ denotes no available data

Key: NA = Data not available.

NHS TrustThe average number of days taken to make payments to suppliers,% paid in 30 days% paid in 31-59 days% paid in 31-59 days% paid in over 60 days% paid later than agreed terms
Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust20925538
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust43944426
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust188788513
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustNA75NANANA25
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust1599NANANA1
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust32847799
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust NA92NANANA8
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust28932257
Barts Health NHS Trust398699515
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust28652929635
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust18917721
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust28751717825
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust2477131385
Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust 24781313921
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustNA84NANANA16
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust25935527
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust17878832
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust2193NANANA7
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust288744913
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust5075553025
Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust289055522
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust218888412
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust3095NANANA5
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS TrustNA82NANANA18
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust45878857
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) 317315151213
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust1683551227
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation TrustNA88NANANA12
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust336618181619
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust16953325
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust,11962223
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust367455814
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation TrustNA89NANANA11
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT17953325
Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust19841111512
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust23946606
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust31954415
Dartford and Gravesham NHS TrustNA88NANANA12
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust14925538
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustNA95NANANA5
Devon Partnership NHS Trust 19944426
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals14954415
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust219266211
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust,218488844
Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust   NA99110NA
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust1987NANANA13
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust28781313828
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust37801414631
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust2997NANANA3
East London NHS Foundation Trust27851010515
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust14953324
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust27821111718
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust1099NANANA1
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS TrustNA89NANANA11
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT)159077310
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation TrustNA97NANANA3
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation TrustNA96NANANA4
George Eliot Hospital NHS TrustNA86NANANA14
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation TrustNA95NANANA5
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust168999211
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 189255313
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust NA71NANANA29
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustNA86NANANA14
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. 19926628
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust26962224
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust486415152136
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation TrustNA88NANANANA
Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust28861010414
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust17935529
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust347214141428
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 19811212719
Humber NHS Foundation TrustNA91NANANA9
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust178777613
Isle of Wight NHS Trust26848887
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustNA831313417
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust21916639
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation TrustNA96NANANANA
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust248977411
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust238799413
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation TrustNA64NANANA36
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust,946
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 3675141411NA
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (stated 53% invoices undtaed)NA21181818NA
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust  17943334
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust13981112
Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust19913359
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS TrustNA92NANANA8
Lincolnshire Community Health Services446118182139
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust286921211031
Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital15962224
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 20925538
Liverpool Women's Hospital397415151126
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust1481881119
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust1094NANANA6
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust 317712121125
Medway NHS Foundation Trust209155410
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust19955505
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust18811414519
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation NA925538
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust28945516
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation TrustNA91NANANA9
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation TrustNA831212517
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust2681101096
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust13934437
Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation TrustNA925532
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustNANANANANANA
North Bristol NHS Trust359811110
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust16933343
North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust16917729
North East London NHS Foundation TrustNA97NANANA3
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust357315151227
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust1596221NA
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust 17943338
Northampton General Hospital NHS TrustNA98NANANA2
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust15963314
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust316623231134
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust7943336
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust3081121277
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust318866612
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS TrustNA81NANANA19
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustNA88NANANA12
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust22801313715
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustNA95NANANA5
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust16916635
Pennine Care NHS Foundation TrustNANANANANANA
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust15952233
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, NHS Foundation TrustNA96NANANA4
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation TrustNA95NANANA5
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation TrustNA90NANANA10
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation TrustNA95NANANA5
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust 19925536
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation TrustNA30NANANA70
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (Eastern Services)22851010510
Royal Free London NHS Foundation TrustNA78NANANA22
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust168755813
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust18934436
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation TrustNANANANANANA
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust1594NANANA6
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust24895567
Salisbury NHS Foundation TrustNA92NANANA8
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS TrustNA90NANANA10
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust1293NANANA7
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust178988311
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust309466NA1
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust30742222426
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust30513535439
Shropshire Community Health Trust12963314
Solent NHS Trust28811616319
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust19923359
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation TrustNA95NANANA5
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation TrustNA93NANANA7
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation TrustNA97NANANA3
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust208777613
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, 208777613
South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation TrustNA85NANANA15
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS TrustNA95NANANA5
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust16943336
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation TrustNA96NANANA4
Southern Health NHS Foundation TrustNA94NANANA6
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust23961134
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustNA58NANANA42
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustNA86NANANA14
Stockport NHS Foundation TrustNA43474710NA
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust18933346
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS TrustNA95NANANA5
Sussex Community NHS TrustNANANANANANA
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation TrustNA95NANANA5
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust23811313619
Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust 49781414822
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS TrustNA96NANANA4
The Christie NHS Foundation TrustNA97NANANA3
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust31981103
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust20899921
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust37919909
The Whittington Hospital NHS TrustNA92NANANA8
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation TrustNA85NANANA15
UCLH NHS Foundation Trust NA83NANANA17
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS TrustNA83NANANA17
University Hospital of North Tees NA99NANANA1
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust3982771180
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation TrustNA99NANANA1
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust238299917
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust277416161026
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust178666814
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS TrustNA92NANANA8
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust17915549
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust168588715
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS TrustNA95NANANA5
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust169044610
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust198755813
Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust1575116163349
Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust NA91NANANA9
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS TrustNA87NANANA13
West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust27821313517
West London NHS Trust158312125NA
West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust148988310
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust37781313922
Whittington Health NHS TrustNA65242411NA
Wirral Community NHS TrustNA89NANANA11
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation TrustNANANANANANA
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust18981112
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust24821313511
Wye Valley NHS Trust198988312
Yeovil District Hospital188799514
York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals Foundation TrustNA88NANANA12
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust10942246