FINANCE: The London/Surrey borders trust’s latest finance report said it was planning to hit its revised £14.3 deficit target after “revenue support of £5m has been agreed with sector” and NHS London.

The report to the January board said ESTH has “posted a deficit of £13,050k which is £407k adverse against plan” and that “the trust has delivered savings of £8,015k against a plan of £9,450k.”

The £329-turnover trust’s report said: “Directorate overspending issues are being addressed and being brought back into line. The project management office is tracking progress against milestones and delivery against plan.
“Controls have been increased on temporary staffing with weekly executive reviews remaining in place and from 1 October the trust implemented a ban on agency staffing in general wards/areas.”

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