PERFORMANCE: Dudley CCG is predicting a small fall in activity at Dudley Group Foundation Trust, which delivers 85 per cent of secondary care activity within the CCG area since 2009.

Planning assumptions suggest that compared to 2010-11 overall activity at the trust will fall from 555,776 spells to 529,020 spells this financial year.

This includes a drop in A&E attendances from 72,763 in 2010-11 down to 71,024 in 2013-14.

Elective day cases will fall from a peak of 31,808 in 2010-11 to 26,986 in the current year.