FINANCE: Buckinghamshire PCT has reported an over spend of almost £1m in its contract with a local independent sector treatment centre.

The PCT reports that the Ramsay ISTC is £940k over-spent with an over-spend of £1.1m forecast.

The PCT’s board report for February said that the PCT would not pay the centre for any further over spend. It said: “This over-spend would only become payable once a trigger point for the contract overall is reached.”

“The PCT has advised to the provider that any invoices raised above this level of activity would not be payable, but no response has yet been received.”