FINANCE: Imperial College Healthcare Trust is planning for a £15.1m surplus in 2013-14, board papers reveal.

The papers said: “Patient care income is planned to reduce by £6.8m to £745.9m … expenditure is planned to reduce by £36.1m.”

The trust is also working towards a £48m savings plan.

The papers said: “Externally, the challenges are to manage the trust’s capacity in light of significant activity reduction plans by local commissioners, contain performance against contractual metrics and earn performance incentive monies in local service level agreements.”