Hospitals ‘regularly break the law’ by not paying invoices on time

NHS TrustNon-NHS invoices paid later than 30 daysValue of late payments (m)Medway NHS Foundation Trust95%93.7Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust89%56.2East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust88%192.1York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust88%144.3Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust87%104.5The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust86%70.0Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust86%148.4Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust85%45.2Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust84%114.2Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust84%42.1The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust82%70.3East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust81%114.9Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust81%52.6West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust79%120.0Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust79%311.7Airedale NHS Foundation Trust77%35.9Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust74%170.9South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust73%138.3University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust71%209.7Croydon Health Services NHS Trust71%76.1Maidstone And Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust70%111.1Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust70%40.5Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust69%144.2Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust68%92.6North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust68%55.0The Shrewsbury And Telford Hospital NHS Trust67%82.7Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust65%404.6North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust65%48.5West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust63%58.6The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust62%137.2Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust60%8.0The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust60%43.0Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust58%86.2Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust58%39.5St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust57%187.5The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust56%84.3Wye Valley NHS Trust55%40.0Hull And East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust54%124.9Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust54%57.8Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust54%63.9Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust53%67.1Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust53%55.2Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust52%18.6Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust51%67.4James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust48%22.5Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust47%51.3Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust47%39.3Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust47%26.0Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust47%223.0Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust46%164.0The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust46%49.6George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust45%25.1Sandwell And West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust45%58.5Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust44%39.9Bolton NHS Foundation Trust43%42.9University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust42%43.2Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust36%25.0Southport And Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust36%26.1Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust36%59.7Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust36%72.8University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust35%212.7North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust35%40.3Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust34%29.0Barts Health NHS Trust34%162.5East And North Hertfordshire NHS Trust32%60.0Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust30%70.6Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust29%59.7Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust28%49.5The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust27%59.9Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust26%26.4United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust25%52.2Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust24%33.1Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust24%11.0Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust24%21.4North Bristol NHS Trust23%63.7Surrey And Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust23%23.2Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust23%18.2The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust23%140.5Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust23%28.1Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust21%39.6University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust20%37.6Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust20%22.4Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust20%19.2Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust20%14.6University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust19%51.0County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust19%26.3Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust19%164.2Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust18%15.5Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust18%74.6Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust18%109.1South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust17%25.4Bedford Hospital NHS Trust17%7.7Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust17%57.1Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust17%33.7Isle of Wight NHS Trust16%15.3The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust16%21.7Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust15%34.0Stockport NHS Foundation Trust15%12.1North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust14%19.5London North West Healthcare NHS Trust13%17.7Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust13%44.5Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust13%22.0The Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust12%3.1Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust12%11.6Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust11%28.3The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust11%27.7Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust11%53.4Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust10%28.5Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust10%9.8The Whittington Health NHS Trust10%11.1East Cheshire NHS Trust10%4.2Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust9%11.2The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust9%44.1King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust9%38.8St Helens And Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust9%5.1Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust8%6.6University Hospitals Coventry And Warwickshire NHS Trust8%31.2Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust7%13.9Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust7%8.2Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust7%7.2Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust6%10.5Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust6%13.3City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust6%3.7The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust6%2.5Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust5%17.0Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust5%7.3University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust5%7.3East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust5%7.5University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust4%16.7Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust4%12.6South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust4%2.2Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust4%2.9The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust3%3.0Weston Area Health NHS Trust2%0.8Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust2%2.6Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust2%6.4University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust2%3.4