PERFORMANCE Recent performance board papers for West Leicestershire CCG reveal that University Hospitals of Leicestershire NHS Trust under-performed against the its 62 day cancer referral to treatment time target for 2012/2013.

They show that the backlog of patients still awaiting treatment increased in the period November 2012 to January 2013, but has now returned to stable levels.

“UHL have stated that recovery plans are being developed at tumour site level, however performance may not recover the 85% standard until July 2013.”