FINANCE: The west London hospital trust is £3m over contract with its commissioners, a report to the north-west London cluster reports.
The report said: “Key drivers of the over-performance include increasing GP referral rates and A&E conversion rates.
“A number of further actions are being undertaken including a wide-ranging counting and coding audit and on going stroke and critical care activity reviews (as the trust is continuing to charge for more complex cases than would be expected for a hospital of this type),” it adds.
The report said the opening of the trust’s Urgent Care Centre at the state of July should lower the cost to commissioners.
NWL finance paper (see attached, right)