NHS activity contractsThe Trust continued to achieve income above target from its contracts with commissioners – by some £12 million in 2008/09.
The contracts – or Service Level Agreements – are the agreements in place between the Trust and its commissioners, principally primary care trusts and the National Specialist Commissioning Group.
Growth continues in areas of complex sub-speciality in both heart and lung disease treatment. The fact that the new Payment by Results tariff issued for 2009/10 has been refined by the
Department of Health to reflect the cost
of this specialist work was welcomed
by the Trust.