PERRFORMANCE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust missed its delayed transfers of care targets in June.

Board papers reveal a “considerable increase” in failing to meet the target, up 1 per cent to 9.6 per cent from May.

The increase is blamed on the national change in the calculation method from number of patients to number of occupiedbed days (OBD) calculated as delayed OBDs divided by total OBDs.

The trust states that in a bid to bring this percentage back into a “compliant position” its local services division is monitoring the target on a weekly basis.

All information on all patients identified as being delayed is also being sent to the local authorities and primary care trusts on a monthly basis to “ensure all organisations work effectively to reduce the percentage of delayed patients”.