FINANCE: The foundation trust is forecast to over-perform on its NHS Tameside and Glossop contract by £1.9m for 2010-11, the primary care trust’s latest finance report shows.

The report, based on data covering performance up to the end of November, said the forecast over-spend was down on the £2.1m it forecast the previous month.

“This favourable movement in forecast is attributable to a continued under-performance in the cardiac rehab contract and an allocation adjustment for advancing quality,” the report said.

But it added that the current forecast over-spend was being reduced by a £293,000 under-spend on elective procedures up to the end of November.

“This is clearly a risk area as [hospital treatment of elective patients] has the potential to increase substantially in [March] when the elective bed capacity should improve,” it added.