PERFORMANCE: George Eliot Hospital Trust reported a red risk rating for January due to a breach of the 62 day cancer waiting time target for three successive quarters.

A contract performance notice has been issued to the trust, which is not meeting the required standard for treatment within 62 days

February board papers said: “It is expected that the performance notice and over-riding risk rating will remain until there has been a full quarter where the target is achieved.

“Validation of January data is still taking place, but the target for the month is not expected to be achieved and it is predicted that the target will not be achieved for quarter four in aggregate, although recovery of the monthly position by March is expected.”

Detailed action plans were in place and are reported weekly to commissioners.

The trust invited the Department of Health’s intensive support team to review current processes and make further recommendations for improvement.

All other cancer waiting time targets were achieved in January.

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