PERFORMANCE: Tyne, Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation Trust is struggling to meet some targets - especially in North Yorkshire where it took on some services just a few months ago.

At the end of September its performance on the percentage of patients seen within four weeks of referral was improving on earlier in the year but was still three per cent behind the target of 95 per cent. Delayed transfers of care had increased from 4.8 per cent the month before to 8.3 per cent against a target of 7.5 per cent and it was also below target on staff who had been appraised in the last 12 months and staff completing mandatory and statutory training.

Some of its services in North Yorkshire were struggling with some data collection - for example, one service recorded appointment dates on diaries rather than in electronic records. But, for the services where it had have data, only around half of patients were being seen within four weeks against a target of 78 per cent. Delayed transfers of care were also well above target.