FINANCE: The primary care trust’s providers lost an estimated £1.17m in 2010-11 through rules designed to curb spending on non-elective activity, board papers show.

Under the requirements of the 2010-11 NHS Operating Framework, trusts were only paid 30 per cent of the tariff value of non-elective work above planned levels, based on their 2008-09 activity levels, NHS Oldham board papers explain.

PCTs pay the remaining 70 per cent back to the strategic health authority.

“The forecast NEL activity is exceeding [those] contracted levels resulting in a forecast payment to NHS Northwest of £1,172,000,” a report on its draft financial position for the past financial year states.