NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Public Service Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 came into force on 1st October 2010.  The new duties of the Scottish Government and public bodies under part 3 of the Act is to publish a range of financial and other information intended to promote openness and transparency across the public sector in Scotland.

Additional financial and performance information is contained in the Annual Accounts.


Finance and Performance 

Public Relations
Publicity & Advertising     
Press Advertising etc£74,892£33,953£0£0£0
Radio Advertising£0£0£0£0£0
TV Advertising£397£0£0£0£0
Advertising – Web/Online£100£2,495£400£220£830
Books/leaflets – printing etc£34,910£15,778£8,663£6,082£4,193
Publicity General£3,212£3,081£3,780£1,444£10,149
Other External Advertising     
Employment Recruitment£49,910£12,962£35,876£163,794£55,777
PR Campaigns & Events     
Acute Services Redevelopment£2,955£5,265£41,294£1,627£0
Putting You First£0£0£0£0£0
All Meeting Room Hire£6,733£3,833£16,242£30,442£35,490
Corporate Communications     
Number of Employees35555
Communication Department Salaries£125,373£168,079£206,846£196,259£224,630
Press Advertising£23,051£0£0£0£0
Publicity – general£1,442£2,898£348£1,777£1,596
Web & other IT costs£2,138£2,134£2,141£890£2,391
Communications – Other£900£2,125£2,154£4,245£57,427

Expenditure included:
Publicity and Advertising – Costs associated with “corporate communications” are included in these costs and also shown separately in their section.
Corporate Communications – All employee and other expenditure included.

Expenditure on events and external meeting room hire is not recorded separately.

Overseas Travel

Number of Trips242619139
Total Cost£15,310£20,932£16,359£12,872£6,739

Expenditure relates to Clinical Staff development.
Full cost of trip from departure to return where funded by the Board.
Costs include: travel, accommodation, course fees, registration fees, conference fees and other associated costs.
Some of this expenditure has been resourced from endowment funds.

Hospitality and Entertainment

Hospitality & Entertainment£79,569£58,583£33,689£36,608£46,086

Additional Information:
The Act requires the following to be disclosed: Any gifts, meals, parties, receptions, tickets for or invitations to public, sporting, cultural or other events or other similar benefits accorded by a public body to its own members or employees or third parties for whatever reason.

The Act allows for “one off” gifts of less than £25. The information above includes the provision of teas/coffees/sandwiches etc for training courses held on site.

No expenditure has been incurred in any year for the following – Client entertainment, gifts, tickets for or invitations to public, sporting, cultural or other events or other similar benefits accorded by a public body to its own members or employees or third parties for whatever reason.

External Consultancy

IT Projects£41,463£63,401£28,554£34,693£3,051
Training & Development£19,249£13,057£11,786£7,146£1,714

Estates now includes costs associated with the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary redevelopment

 Payments over £25,000

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PSRA Payments over 25K

Members or employees who received remuneration in excess of £150,000

Executive Board Members     
Medical Director11111
Director of Public Health00000
Total Clinical11111
Non Clinical00000
Total Board Members11111
Senior Employees     
Non Clinical00000
Total Senior Employees2123223031

Salary, bonus or other discretionary performance payments, allowances, fees, royalties (including any relating to a prior year).

Pension, voluntary severence, compromise agreements and redundancy payments.

Number of employees is as stated in the Annual Accounts for the relevant year.
Links to the published Annual Accounts by year are included on the “Public Service Reform Act” home page. For additional data refer to the “Remuneration Report” for Executive Board Members and “Note 2(b)” for Senior Managers sections 

If you have a query under Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, please write to:

Communications/Freedom of Information Officer
Chief Executive’s Office
Ground North
Mountainhall Treatment Centre
Bankend Road
Dumfries DG1 4AP

Email: dg.feedback2@nhs.scot
Telephone: 01387 272752

Information can still be requested via the Freedom of Information (Scotland) 2002