PERFORMANCE: Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust missed half of its “stretch” targets in 2010-11.

The targets are intentionally challenging areas on which the trust is monitoring and reporting in order to make improvements.

Performance against nine indicators has been consistently high. For example, all service users were seen within 18 weeks of referral,
100 per cent of all long term patients received an annual health check and there were no MRSA breaches.

However, 75 new cases were accepted into early intervention services, against a target of 89. There were three cases of people under 18 being admitted to adult inpatient wards.

The trust benchmarked its performance against seven Monitor indicators in order to prepare for its foundation trust status bid.

Overall, performance is strong or on track on three of seven Monitor indicators and in four of eight internal key performance indicators. Performance is below target for four of seven Monitor indicators and four of eight internal indicators.

Board papers state: “While only 50 per cent of these targets were met over the whole 12 month period, performance against these new, challenging indicators has improved throughout the year. By month 12, 75 per cent of internal targets met and 70 per cent of the Monitor targets were met or exceeded.”