PERFORMANCE: Frimley Park NHS Foundation Trust has not met its 18 week referral to treatment monthly target for a year.   

According to the FT’s latest operational performance report, 88 per cent of referrals were admitted within 18 weeks in December 2011, just short of its 90 per cent target.

However, the last month in which the trust hit the 90 per cent referral to treatment target was December 2010.

The worst month was February 2011, when only 79 per cent were admitted within the target time.

On the positive side, the trust’s 18 backlog is now below 400 and has fallen for consecutive months.