FINANCE: NHS London predicted that its primary care trusts would miss their 2010-11 demand management and decommissioning targets by £77m

The strategic health authority’s February report on the twin savings programmes found the capital’s PCTs were £67m behind plan at that point in the last financial year, and forecast a year end position of being £77.6m under a planned target of £207.3m.

The SHA had set commissioners savings targets of £106m in demand management and £72m in decommissioning by the end of February and had missed those targets by £43m and £23m respectively, a document released under the Freedom of Information Act shows.

The report from south London’s head of performance Andrew Hines said NHS Greenwich had failed to achieve any of its £10.9m demand management plan at month 11.

Enfield and Sutton & Merton PCTs had both overperformned on their combined plans by more than £1m at month 11.