FINANCE: A £3m settlement has been agreed between Buckinghamshire primary care trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare to “de-risk” overperformance.

PCT cluster board papers say: “A £3.0m year-end settlement has been reached with BHT de-risking the run in to year-end…

“The largest overperformances against plan are reported in obstetrics/midwifery, gastroenterology, general surgery, urology and plastic surgery.

“Wait times have been reduced in ophthalmology and trauma and orthopaedics to improve performance against the 18 week [waiting times target].