PERFORMANCE: Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust is being supported by NHS West Midlands having struggled to meet performance standards on a number of fronts.

The trust, with an SHA performance manager, is in the process of developing a detailed recovery plan, which will look to improve performance throughout 2011-12.

It is one of three trusts that are contributing disproportionately to the West Midlands missing its target on risk assessing patients for VTE.

As previously reported it has also been under performing on cancer referral times, inpatient falls, waiting times and screening test times.