FINANCE: The primary care trust has reported a surplus of £4.6m in 2010-11.

In its latest finance report, the PCT said: “Whilst some of the £835,000 risks identified at month 11 crystallised in the month, the PCT was able to offset these and has recorded an increased surplus of £6.4m, £1m greater than that forecast and £3m better than plan.”

However, it noted that there had been over performance on its main acute contracts of £3.1m at East Sussex Hospitals Trust and £0.7m at and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust.

It added that specialist activity had also been greater than original budget by £1.3m.

There was an overspend of £1.5m on continuing healthcare and £839,000 on learning disability expenditure at year end.