PERFORMANCE: The Isle of Wight was the only primary care trust in its cluster to be assessed as “performing” by the South Central strategic health authority.

Latest assessments related to November 2011. However the SHA was seeking assurances from the Isle of Wight in relation to accident and emergency, length of stay, contract transition and data capture, stroke, bowel screening and waiting times.

The Isle of Wight reported a £2m surplus for the year to month nine – more than 10 per cent better than planned.

Southampton, Hampshire and Portsmouth PCTs are all judged to be “performance under review”.

In Southampton, assurances were as sought regarding A&E, contract transition data capture, waiting times, delayed transfers of care, readmissions, activity levels and bowel screening.

In Hampshire, concerns were identified around “alignment of finance forecast outturn between the cluster and providers, waiting times, activity levels, bowel screening, and contract transition and data capture.

In Portsmouth assurances were sought regarding finance, unscheduled care, readmissions, activity and finance waiting times, contract transition and data capture, and bowel screening.