FINANCE: The Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster’s acute contract overspend with University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust increased by £2.4m between months six and seven this year.

Cluster board papers said: “In terms of acute contract activity, the year to date position is broadly in line with that reported at month six and allowing for an additional month’s activity, with the exception of University Hospitals Birmingham.

“The reported year to date overspend at UHB has increased by £0.8m to £3.2m, although the forecast remains stable at £6.6m.”