FINANCE: The Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset primary care trust cluster was overspent on its contract with Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust by £3.3m at the end of January.

February’s finance report said an 11 per cent increase in non-elective activity year on year and follow up outpatient appointments 10 per cent above plan were major contributory factors.

It said the overspend was reduced to £1.3m after applying risk sharing arrangements.