FINANCE: Management costs at South Manchester CCG will have to be shaved to bring it in within its £25 per head budget.

A report to the CCG board reveals that running costs are at a level equivalent to £34 a head, although this includes an element of dual running costs with the PCT. Once these aree excluded the per head figure comes down to £29 but the report adds that this is with existing PCT staffing and ‘plans are to place’ to reduce this to £25 a head for 2013-14