PERFORMANCE: The Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster fell 21 per cent short of its quality, innovation, productivity and prevention savings target in 2011-12.

The cluster had hoped to find savings worth £69.1m last year, but only reported £54.3m.

Shortfalls included fell £1.8m short on planned care, and £623,000 on urgent care. However most of the deficit was in “further disinvestments”, which came in £8.9m short of the £10m target.

The cluster delivered £5.2m of medicines management savings - £2.2m more than anticipated.

Maternity and children’s services saved £1m – double the expected amount.

Although Birmingham East and North PCT delivered £2m more savings than expected, Solihull missed its target by £2m. South Birmingham PCT missed its target by £2.8m.