PERFORMANCE: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is reporting a “general improvement in performance” for the second quarter of 2011-12.

In his report to the trust’s October board meeting, chief executive Glen Burley said there had been improvements in accident and emergency performance.

Five emergency targets were achieved, though there were doubts over the quality of data.

Meanwhile, September 2011 was the “first month on record” where there were no acute or community hospital acquired cases of C difficile. However, the trust remains over target for its cumulative performance over the year.

The trust also fell short of its target on community and acute delayed discharges, and on referral to treatment waiting times, with the 95th percentile waiting 24.6 weeks, against a target of 23.