FINANCE: Imperial College Healthcare Trust made £53m in savings over 2012-13, board papers reveal.

The £956m-turnover west London trust over-achieved on its target of £51m for the year.

£4.4m of the total was from “centrally delivered schemes” for which the trust had forecast zero savings.

Savings in medicine and specialist services were £1.5m behind plan each, and private patient income roughly half of plan on £250k.