PERFORMANCE: Bolton NHS Foundation Trust struggled with elective waiting time targets in the last quarter - January to March 2013, according to commissioner board papers.

They explain that: “Representatives of the Greater Manchester Area Team of the NHS Commissioning Board are being kept informed of Bolton FT progress in reducing long waiters and weekly monitoring remains in place. Bolton NHS FT representatives will present to the CCG Board at this meeting on sustainability of the 18 week target by specialty for 2013/14.”