PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have formally raised issues with below planned activity in some services run by Bristol Community Health via a “quality letter”.

A report to the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster said dietetics and nutrition, occupational therapy and South Bristol Urgent Care Centre all had fewer than planned patient contacts. The services are on a block contract.

The report said: “The service has seen 16,221 patients, which is 91 per cent of the medium threshold for activity. NHS Bristol have asked BCH to produce a patient information leaflet and to advertise the service within the local community, working in partnership with GP practices to maximise the use of the urgent care centre for appropriate presentations.”