FINANCE: Commissioners have agreed a £2.96m income rise for Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust.

In her April briefing to the board, chief executive Ros Keeton said “constructive negotiations” with South Birmingham primary care trust and West Midlands specialised commissioning group resulted in the “vast majority” funding requests agreed.

This led to an increase in income of £2.96m for 2012-13. The trust had a total income of £88.3m in 2011-12.

Ms Keeton said: “There have been a number of service development and improvement plans agreed as part of the negotiations which will allow us to change services and their financial impact on the contract.

“There also remains a few outstanding intentions and opportunities that the trust has put forward which are still being discussed at this stage with commissioners.”