PERFORMANCE: The Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster has reported a dip in performance against a cancer waiting time target.

Performance against the target for patient to wait no longer than 62 days for an urgent GP referral slipped from green to amber.

Against that measure performance at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust slipped from 93.7 per cent in month six to 80.2 per cent in September.

The cluster and its providers continued to perform strongly against most cancer targets during September.