FINANCE: Coventry’s quality, innovation, productivity and prevention programme is forecast to under-achieve by £3.08m – in part due to a lack of project management capacity. 

Board papers for September said: “A number of QIPP schemes are several months behind plan.

“Reasons for this are varied and include delays in developing business cases, agreeing funding with providers, recruitment delays and insufficient project management capacity.

“Discussions with Arden Commissioning Support Service and providers suggest there is limited action that can be taken to recover the original QIPP savings trajectory.”

However the final year end performance could be even worse, as a £3.08m shortfall assumes that referral management schemes will deliver in full.

“This assessment may change as the year progresses”, board papers say. The same report found that all three major acute contracts were over plan.