FINANCE: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland cluster is challenging or querying over £3m worth of activity at University Hospitals Leicester Trust.

£950,000 of this relates to coding queries and the rest concerns multiple outpatient attendances taking place on the same day, infectious diseases patients being charged as day cases, and significant increases over plan in critical care medicine and neurology day case activity.

The total value of technical issues is £291,700, while the value of contractual challenges is £2.3m.

One of the queries relates to an “increasing number of non face to face OPs and whether this activity is replacing face to face activity”.