FINANCE: South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group plans to make higher quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings on its prescribing budget than on any other area of expenditure in 2013-14, board papers show.

A paper presented for approval at the CCG’s April board meeting shows that the group was targeting £1.7m in QIPP savings on its primary care prescribing budget for 2013-14.

By comparision, it was targeting £1m QIPP savings on NHS acute contracts, £0.9m savings on NHS community healthcare contracts, and £0.2m on NHS mental health contracts.

Overall, the CCG was targeting QIPP savings of £3.8m for the current financial year.