FINANCE: Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow primary care trusts reported a £24m risk to their QIPP delivery to the cluster this month and are “considering alternative measures”.

The north west London cluster finance report said the gap was £13m in Ealing, £8m in Hounslow and £3m in Hillingdon. The report said: “The phasing of the sub-cluster’s QIPP is weighted towards the last six months of the financial year and particularly in February and March. This will be closely monitored to ensure mitigating actions are taken where necessary to deliver the planned target. The financial risk in the outer sub-cluster is high.”