PERFORMANCE: Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust has been downgraded by Monitor after breaching the Clostridium difficile target for the third consecutive quarter.

Monitor has moved the trust from an amber/green to an amber/red governance risk rating in its quarter four report.

The trust has a financial risk rating of three.

As at the end of February 2011, the trust had 64 cases, four over the annual threshold of 60, meaning it had missed the target for three successive quarters.