PERFORMANCE: A troubled independent sector treatment centre is contining to affect performance in Hertfordshire.

The 18 week referral to treatment target was only met by 73.9 per cent of patients at the Lister Surgicentre, run by Clinicenta, in month nine, according to a report to NHS Hertfordshire. The report said ‘the principle contributor to RTT under-performance is a further deterioration at Clinicenta.’

The ISTC has had several critical inspections from the CQC which recently said it was taking unspecified action against it.