FINANCE: All but one of NHS South West London cluster’s PCTs booked money not paid to trusts under the readmission rule as savings, minutes said.

Commssioners are supposed to use the money they save on not paying for readmissions on admissions prevention work.

Minutes to the SW London board said: “[Medical director] Howard Freeman was concerned that, although NHS Wandsworth had reinvested their re-admission savings in community services, other PCTs were using it as savings.”