STRUCTURE: The Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Service Network has stopped providing monthly performance reports to primary care trusts but is unable to release funding back to the PCT to carry on the work.

A report to the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire PCT cluster board said: “Unfortunately the network have confirmed that this is not a core function, rather a complimentary process that was undertaken to support local benchmarking; in addition as the network is aligned to the Commissioning Board structures, and staff who have a destination to the Area Team will still need funding from the network until the new organisation goes live on the 1 April, and any funds left in the network then will transfer to the PCT baseline at this point.”