FINANCE: CCG commissioning contracts are overspent by £4.9m at the end of November and could rise to £6.8m overspent by the end of the financial year.

The NHS South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw cluster board was told that £2.7m of the overspend was with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

The PCT is forecasting a £0.5m full year surplus and reserves and contingencies of £4.7m have been released to assist in this.