FINANCE: Board papers warn that Harrogate and Rural District CCG’s contact with Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust “remains a key risk to the CCG’s financial position and therefore requires close scrutiny and management”.

The board has been warned about the current reported over-performance of £989k prior to contract challenges.

“The total financial performance of the CCG includes expenditure for activity delivered in the previous financial year totaling £578k.

It continues: “The main areas of adverse variance at 31 March 2013 are Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust. The latest forecast outturn is a deficit of £1.66m which includes a £578k deficit from 2011-12.”