FINANCE: East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group has a budget of just over £190m for the 2013-14 financial year, but expects to end with a deficit.

The finance report presented to the governing body board meeting in May shows the CCG has a total allocation of £192.366m and a planned deficit of £4.934m.

The planned deficit is dependent on the CCG delivering a QIPP (quality, innovation, productivity and prevention) savings target of £5.7m.

The QIPP target, which represents 3% of the CCG’s resource allocation, has been scaled back by £4.1m from an initiation target.