FINANCE: The primary care trust’s finance paper said it had identified £11.5m in savings but still had work to do to identify a way to its £27.2m target.

The finance report said: “[The] QIPP plan is essentially the PCT’s efficiency plan for 2011-12. Of the identified savings plan, a significant proportion relates to contract efficiencies on acute contracts.”

It said the rest of the north west London cluster, Harrow, Brent, Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster PCTs, faced “an assumption at this stage [they] will be required to deliver a 4 per cent plan, for NHS Hillingdon the figure is higher (6.7 per cent).”

It added: “There have been adjustments to the 2010-11 tariff and as yet the actual impact for PCT’s is unclear.”