FINANCE: Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust is owed £587,000 by NHS Sandwell, which has failed to repay the money within the 90 day limit.

The debt relates to PDS Services - the national electronic database of NHS patient demographic details. It is being “actively been chased”, board papers say.

Other outstanding debts include:

  • Heart of England Foundation Trust: £161,000. This is currently been chased, awaiting payment
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust: £64,000. An invoice in dispute due to overhead charges and the trusts are ihaving discussions to resolve the problem
  • NHS Birmingham East And North: £51,000. Supporting information has been requested
  • NHS Solihull: £50,000. Invoices are currently being queried.