FINANCE: The trust delivered savings of £3.6m in the months to the end of August, against a target for the full year 2012-13 of £16.9m, latest board papers state.

The trust’s latest finance report says that cost improvement programme savings of £754,000 were delivereed in August “bringing the total to £3.6m against the annual target of £16.9m”.

It adds that the year-to-date impact of these savings is £1.5m against a target of £4.6m.

It states: “The Project Management Team continue to review all plans and ideas with the appropriate staff. Their focus is on the timely implementation and delivery of agreed plans and on generation of new ideas.”