PERFORMANCE: Oral surgery at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust is performing well below the 18 weeks standard, with performance deteriorating further from last month.

The foundation trust reports that performance data for October 2010 shows that all specialties have met the admitted pathway and non admitted pathway standards, except for oral surgery (admitted 40 per cent and non admitted 82 per cent pathways completed within 18 weeks).

The trust had been exploring options for securing extra capacity for oral surgery but this is not required now following Warwickshire primary care trust’s actions to request to reduce/delay activity for oral surgery.