FINANCE: Aylesbury Vale clinical commissioning group is forecasting a £1m deficit for 2012-13, driven largely by demand for unscheduled care services.

The CCG’s worst case scenario is a deficit of £4.3m.

Figures in primary care trust cluster board papers show that although there was a £20,000 deficit year to date on planned care, the CCG had a £1.5m deficit compared with planned spend.

Although prescribing was going better than planned, there was also a modest deficit on joint and continuing care.