FINANCE: The north central London PCT cluster is predicting a deficit of £24m by the end of 2011-12

Camden and Islington PCTs are predicting £45m in surplus by the end of the year but are set to see this wiped out by the combined deficit expected at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey PCTs.

The latter three are predicting deficits of £26m, £22m and £21m respectively.

These sums are assuming they are given back the £2 per head topslice that was taken from all PCTs at the start of the financial year.

The cluster is predicting to spend £2.5bn this year.