PERFORMANCE: NHS Peterborough has served Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals FT with a performance notice due to a waiting times backlog.

A performance report to the PCT board said the notice had been issued “based upon their 18 week performance and increased 18 week backlog”.

It said: “The majority of specialties have improved their position so the majority of patients waiting over 18 weeks are due to either patient choice or complex
clinical pathway.

It added: “The trust provide a breach analysis report on a weekly basis that the PCT scrutinises to ensure that this is in fact the case and other operational reasons are not occurring. The specialities where the trust do need to do more work with are general surgery and urology.”

A recovery plan has been made for general surgery and a plan requested for urology.