PERFORMANCE: Non-elective activity in the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster area is rising, against the national trend.

Board papers for the cluster say that non elective activity is up 5.1 per cent year on year across the area. Only in the Isle of Wight can the increase be explained by a “change in counting methodology”.

The cluster “continued to buck a national trend which is showing non-elective activity lower than previous years”, the papers say.

“We have commissioned a piece of work through the CES contract to deepen our understanding of the reasons for this and are seeking support from our providers to do the same”.