FINANCE: The primary care trust cluster is currently forecasting it will achieve £64.3m of its £66.7m quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings target in 2011-12, its latest board papers show.

The cluster – which includes Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Central Lancashire, East Lancashire and North Lancashire PCTs – had rated £2.4m of its aggregate savings plans as “high risk or uncertainty to delivery” at the end of July.

Its latest QIPP report also shows that in total the PCTs had already “banked” savings of £38m by that point in the financial year.