FINANCE: Norfolk primary care trust is predicting acute activity to be above plan by more than £10m by the end of the year, as “all major providers” are currently over performing.

A finance report submitted to the trust board in July, informed by April and May acute performance data, shows that activity is above plan at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust, as well as private providers.

For the first two months of the financial year there was already a £2.4m overspend, made up mainly of a £1.4m overspend on activity at Norfolk and Norwich and a £1.4m overspend with The Queen Elizabeth.

The report said the “pressures” amount to a forecast overspend of £9m for the year for the main providers, while other providers add a further £1.3m for the year.