GRIM findings of a health regulator report reveal Haringey Teaching Primary Care Trust is failing to meet targets in a number of key areas.

High pregnancy rates, lack of adequate breast screening in women aged between 53 and 70 and a failure to provide access to primary care were three of the most serious weaknesses identified by the Care Quality Commission report.

The report aims to assess how well NHS trusts provide services for patients and how well it manage its finances.

Figures from 2007, show that 1 in 14 Haringey schoolgirls falls pregnant which is the 4th highest rate in the country.

Breast screening figures from the same year showed that only 44.8 per cent of eligible women were taking up their appointments once every three years.

The London average was recorded at 55 per cent and of the 31 PCTs in the capital, Haringey had the fifth worst rate.

In Thursday's report, out of a total of 44 categories Haringey TCPT failed in seven and under-achieved it six helping it score an overall 'fair' rating — the second lowest mark below excellent and good.

For financial management, however, the Trust was deemed to be good.

Cynthia Bower, CQC chief executive, said: “The NHS has performed well on quality, which is good news in the face of a rigorous assessment. Those rated ‘excellent’ deserve to be commended – it is not easy to achieve this rating and missing just one standard could drop the score. Trusts rated ‘good’ have also performed strongly.

“But it is clear that some trusts are struggling and that some issues are proving tough nuts to crack. My biggest concern is those trusts that are ‘weak’ and persistently ‘weak’ or ‘fair’. They must do better for their patients.

"I want to ring the alarm bell in the boardrooms of these organisations. Next year, all trusts must register with us to legally function. It is clear that many have significant work to do and a short time in which to do it."

Last year, the Trust was also found to be fair after falling from 'good' in 2006/07.

Haringey TCPT, criticised over the death of Baby P, was also found to be one of nine Trusts in the capital which failed to meet standards in child protection.

It was better news for Hospital Trusts who serve Haringey patients.

North Middlesex University Hospital Trust, in Edmonton, an acute and specialist trust, was awarded an overall rating of good and fair for financial management. The Whittington Hospital Trust, in Archway, was found to be good overall with excellent financial management.

Whittington chairman Joe Liddane is delighted with the result: "This is a further series of improvements for the Whittington and a strong result. It recognises the unfaltering staff dedication to improving patient services, our hospital efficiency and the effort that helps make the Whittington the hospital of choice for local people.”

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey mental health trust rated excellent overall and good for financial management.

The Haringey Indpendent is awaiting comment from Haringey TCPT.