FINANCE: The trust was reporting a year-to-date surplus of £991,000 at the end of November, £11,000 above its planned surplus at that point.

The additional savings came from a £4,000 underspend of its NHS commissioning budget, and a £7,000 underspend of its Provider Services Unit budget.

The trust plans to deliver a year end surplus of £1,364,000 after making a lodgement of £636,000 with the strategic health authority.