FINANCE: Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust has received additional funding of £5m from NHS Somerset.

Minutes from a recent board meeting report £2.2m will be used for “additional projected activity volumes” in non-elective surgery to the end of March 2012.

The report states: “The additional £5m also includes other adjustments, for example, admission avoidance schemes being undertaken through the Taunton GP Federation.

“It is projected that the contract will over perform by approximately 7-8 per cent against A&E attendances with an approximate breakeven position on activity.”