FINANCE: NHS Hampshire failed to deliver £2m of planned quality, innovation, productivity, and prevention (QIPP) savings in June, accounting for most of the shortfall in the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster.

Isle of Wight PCT fell short by £54,000 for month three of 2011-12, while Portsmouth PCT missed its QIPP target by £294,000.

All four PCTs met or beat their prescribing savings targets, and only Portsmouth PCT failed to hit its planned management cost savings, making £305,000 against a plan of £407,000.

Overall, the cluster saved £15.8m compared to a plan of £18.2m.

The cluster’s finance and performance report for July said Southampton was under-delivering against its unscheduled care programme, which was being offset by remedial action elsewhere.

NHS Hampshire’s underperformance was mainly against unscheduled care “reflecting high levels of non-elective activity in core acute contracts”.

Portsmouth PCT’s under-achievement mainly reflected the fact that £500,000 worth of savings had yet to be identified.