FINANCE: Finance board papers for Dorset CCG warn of an “increasing trend of over performance within secondary care” which is says represents a “significant financial risk” for the future CCG.

“Currently under spends within emergency admissions taken at a 100 per cent marginal rate are helping to manage the contract position for 2012/13, although attendance levels are causing real pressures within acute trusts,” it states.

It also warns that following the surge of retrospective continuing healthcare claims this should also been seen as “financially high risk.”