FINANCE: King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust has asked for £3.1m in Project Diamond funding in 2014-15.

Project Diamond funding was allocated to some London trusts by NHS London to cover the additional costs they incurred doing specialist work.

In 2013-14 it is set to receive £2.6m.

In 2011-12 the total given out across the capital was £40m; in 2012-13 £50m extra was given to Project Diamond trusts.