PERFORMANCE: Heatherwood and Wexham FT is working to clarify with GPs the definition of an “urgent referral”, its board has heard.

The minutes of the January board meeting heard from deputy chief executive Colin Scales that “work was ongoing to clarify with the GPs definitions over what amounted to an ‘urgent referral’.

The minutes state: “The trust had developed an action plan to ensure GPs had sufficient access to urgent clinics and this issue was, as a result, close to being resolved.”

The minutes also report that the trust’s costs were above plan due to an over-performance in activity.