PERFORMANCE: Heatherwood and Wexham Park FT’s oral surgery department is underperforming due to “chronic capacity problems”, its board has been told.

The minutes of the FT’s January board meeting state: “The deputy chief executive [Colin Scales] advised that the trust was currently addressing chronic capacity problems in oral surgery and that this had caused a patient backlog to develop.”

The minutes note that he provided assurances that the trust was actively looking to address the underperformance.