PERFORMANCE Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust is among 26 trusts which have triggered risk summits, HSJ research has revealed.

Risk summits, introduced last October, can be called by regulators or commissioners when “there are concerns that a provider is potentially or actually experiencing serious quality failure”.

The new risk meetings were introduced by the Department of Health to help of safeguard quality and safety during the commissioning reorganisation.

HSJ’s investigation revealed a risk summit took place regarding Cambridge Community Services NHS Truston 10 April, triggered by concerns surrounding issues around the supervision of specialist nurses, nurse staff and governance.

The research identified that summits have been held in relation to 26 trusts since October when they were introduced.