FINANCE: The primary care trust had achieved 57 per cent of its planned £22.1m quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings four months into 2011-12, board papers state.

The NHS Lancashire PCT cluster’s latest QIPP progress report shows that at the end of July East Lancashire had “banked” £12.5m of its planned savings for the financial year.

Of the outstanding £9.6m, the cluster said just £0.3m were classified as “high risk or uncertainty to delivery”. But it noted the PCT needed the full £22.1m to “achieve financial balance this year”.