FINANCE: The primary care trust fell another £1,060,831 behind on its savings plan between November and December.

By the end of December the commissioner had realised savings of just £3,830,022, against a plan to have saved £8,996,506 by that point.

The deterioration left it £5,166,484 behind on its savings plan. At the end of November it was behind plan by £4,105,650.

The latest report forecast that it would make savings of just £5,389,260 in 2010/11, compared with planned savings of £12,162,074.