This is the data from the Estates Returns Information Collection (ERIC) which is a mandatory collection for all NHS Trusts including Ambulance Trusts. It collects information relating to the costs of providing and maintaining the NHS Estate including such things as building, maintaining and equipping hospitals, the provision of services such as cleaning, laundry, food and portering and the consumption and associated costs of utilities.
Note: The publication report has been amended to make the following changes to correct administrative errors:-.
Page 16 - the total 2014/15 expenditure has been amended to correct a rounding error;
Page 16 - the label in Table 7 has been amended from £billions to £millions;
Page 31 - the label in Table 21 has been amended from £millions to £thousands.
The figurers and percentages in the publication report have been amend in the following areas to correct errors caused by late un-authorised and un-notified amendment of data by one NHS Trust:-
Page 18 - total energy costs for 2014/15;
Page 20 -Gas, Electricity and Oil consumption figures for 2014/15;
Page 22 - water and sewage costs 2014/15;
Page 23 - annual gross cost of inpatient food services 2014/15;
Page 25 - total inpatient meals requested 2014/15;
Page 26 - total car parking spaces available 2014/15;
Page 27 - total disabled car parking spaces available 2014/15;
Page 28 - cleaning serviced costs 2014/15;
Page 29 - number of cleaning staff 2014/15;
Page 30 - linen and laundry items laundered and costs 2014/15;
Page 31 - income from areas leased for retail 2014/15.
Note: Since these figures were published two Trusts - East London NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have reported to the Health and Social Care Information Centre that the figures they submitted in relation to Patient Taxi Costs were incorrect and this affects the total figure by £5,128,570.05. Revised figures were published on November 22nd 2016; users should ensure they use v2 of the Excel and .csv files and should continue to treat patient taxi figures with caution.