FINANCE: Berkshire East primary care trust made only two thirds of its planned efficiency savings in the first two months of 2011-12, according to board papers.

The PCT said it made quality, innovation, productivity and prevention savings worth £1.9m, against a target of £2.8m.

However, it still expects to fall less than £400,000 short of the 2011-12 target of £21.4m.

The PCT reported a net operating surplus of £1.98m in month two, May, of 2011-12, just £12,000 away from the planned surplus.

It was also forecasting that it would meet its surplus target of £200,000 for the end of the year.