PERFORMANCE: According to trust board papers, the foundation exceeded its target for improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) in January.

A report from the chief operating officer Lorraine Reid said: “This month the IAPT service exceeded the completed treatment target in January through delivering 252 completed treatments against a target of 236.

“This is a credit to the therapists, practitioners and service managers, as this target has proved unobtainable for some time.”