FINANCE: NHS Central and Eastern Cheshire was forecasting a full-year overspend on its contract with East Cheshire trust of £628,000 at the end of August, its latest finance report shows.

CECH was also forecasting overspends of £528,000 and 439,000 with Stockport Foundation Trust and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust respectively, and £470,000 on its independent sector treatment centre.