PERFORMANCE: Heatherwood and Wexham Park NHS Foundation Trust is cutting measures to reduce waiting times in a bid to save money.

Public board papers for the acute provider show that the trust’s “division A” has implemented a set of measures to “reduce the run rate expenditure”.

These are: “termination at short notice of a series of locum medical staff appointments”; “cancellation of all booked additional theatre sessions planned for 18 week backlog clearance”; and “cancellation of any further planned outsourcing of elective surgery to private sector partners as part of 18 week backlog clearance”.