PERFORMANCE: NHS North Central London requested a report on the high number of Individual Funding Requests made by GPs in Enfield, compared with their peers in other boroughs.

The PCT cluster IFR panel decides on whether to fund procedures that are not usually funded by the NHS.

A report to the board said: “Analysis was needed of the reasons underlyng the number of applications from Enfield GPs and why this is disproportionate to other boroughs/PCTs; and also of the reasons for the high level of applications from the Royal Free London Hospital Foundation Trust.”