FINANCE: Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust found efficiency savings worth £796,000 in the first three months of 2012-13 – slightly under its target of £858,000.

Shortfalls in its maternity, genetics and corporate departments were only partially offset by £71,000 extra savings in gynaecology.

Of the planned £3.4m savings for the year, 17 per cent are given “red” risk ratings. Seventy-two per cent of planned savings are rated green, with the remaining 11 per cent rated amber.

The trust expects to save £3.1m this year.