FINANCE: NHS Gloucestershire is predicting a £6.3m overspend with Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust at year-end - although the overspend could be as high as £9m if quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings do not materialise.

The primary care trust is still forecasting a £8.7m surplus, although it’s predicting a £7.3m overspend against plan on commissioning. 

QIPP savings across the year are meant to deliver £30m but around 20 per cent of QIPP projects are red-rated