FINANCE: Lewisham is aiming for a deficit of roughly four per cent for 2016-17, board papers reveal.

A report to the organisation’s board said if it met finance and performance targets it would get “sustainability and transformation” funding of £16.6m.

The trust has a savings plan for this financial year of £23.4m. The minutes noted that “there was currently heavy reliance on non-recurrent schemes and this was an area of risk”.