Who is part of NHS Charities Together?
The 230+ member charities of NHS Charities Together are based in hospital, ambulance trusts, mental health trusts, community health trusts and health boards across the UK and they give over £1 million every day to the NHS so that people can stay well for longer and get better faster.
How many NHS charities are there?
In total there are more than 250 NHS charities. These charities are the legal way in which each NHS Trusts and health board can raise and distribute charitable funds for their hospitals and services, according to NHS Charities Together.
Who is the CEO of NHS charities together?
Ellie Orton, our Chief Executive, said:
“I am delighted that we will be joined by Louise, Richard and Sarah, who will work with our members and dedicated team to develop our charity and its support of NHS staff, volunteers and patients into 2021 and beyond.”
Is the NHS a registered charity?
NHS charities are registered with the Charity Commission, but, as they are trusts, they do not have their own legal personality; their NHS body or NHS-appointed trustees are responsible for them.
Where are NHS donations?
Money donated to NHS charities cannot be spent on direct patient care, so this money isn’t paying for drugs or personal protective equipment. Instead, it’s been used to buy things like wellbeing food boxes for staff, and computer tablets that allow patients to speak to their relatives.
How much does the CEO of NHS charities earn?
A survey has shown the UK’s highest paid charity chief raked in a whopping £780,000 last year while the average salary of top charity bosses is revealed to be £170,000.
Is there an NHS Benevolent Fund?
The National Benevolent Fund for the Aged was founded to improve the quality of life for older people in the UK who live on a low income. NBFA does this by providing direct practical assistance through the provision of emergency telephone alarms and TENS pain relief machines as well as organising free holidays.
Is an NHS Foundation Trust a charity?
The Charity Commission has welcomed a High Court ruling that prevents NHS foundation trusts from becoming charities.
Does the NHS rely on donations?
The NHS is primarily funded by taxpayers’ money. According to the latest government budget (2020/21), it’s the second-largest destination of public funds, accounting for £178 billion of the UK’s total budget (£928 billion).