FINANCE: The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust was set to miss out on more than a fifth of its performance related CQUIN (commissioning for quality and innovation) payments in 2010-11.

April papers to Rotherham PCT’s board, based on performance to December, say the hospital trust was not expected to fully achieve targets for service improvement in paediatric diabetes, breastfeeding as discharge, emergency readmissions, and smoking cessation referrals.

It was expected the FT would achieve 77 per cent of the total £2m available.

The PCT report said: “Monitoring of the CQUIN has taken place throughout the year and challenge has been made where under performance has been identified and where reasonable action could take place in order to improve the position in year, example of this is in the area of VTE, which is now improving month by month.”