PERFORMANCE: NHS North of England has identified performance problems at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in its May board papers.

Overall, NHS Yorkshire and Humber is delivering the required 90 per cent standard within 18 weeks. But a board report says: “Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHST and Mid Yorkshire NHST continue to underachieve against the admitted patient standard.”

As of February figures, Leeds saw 85.3 per cent of patients within the required time; Mid Yorkshire saw 81.3 per cent; and York saw 84.4 per cent.

The board report says: “Leeds Teaching Hospital NHST plans to deliver 90 per cent admitted during Q1 2012/13. Mid Yorkshire NHST continues to clear its backlog of long-wait incomplete pathways, and plan to deliver 90 per cent admitted by the end of March 2012.

“York NHS FT is undertaking an exercise to remove the excess backlog from the incomplete pathway list. This will result in underperformance against the admitted patient standard in January, February and March. Published January and February data show that the backlog of incomplete pathway 18 weeks breaches is reducing as planned.”