PERFORMANCE: Shropshire CCG is receiving formal support from its area team because of failures to commission services that comply with the 18 week referral to treatment requirement, recent board minutes state.

While Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust is now hitting the target, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust is in breach of the requirement. 

The area team and the CCG met in August at a quarterly formal assurance meeting, where it was agreed the area team would support the CCG in a number of areas. This will include area team attendance at monthly RTT boards, and the team ‘sense checking’ Shrewsbury & Telford’s accident and emergency sustainability over the next three years.