FINANCE: The north London acute faces a disinvestment under the North Central London cluster’s QIPP programme of £25.6m over the next three years.

The £503m-turnover hospital trust will see activity diverted away from it under the QIPP plans going up to 2014/15.

The cluster anticipates saving £4m of that in referal management, a further £9m in “acute productivity” and has identified a “gap” of £3.7m in its total for the trust

The five-PCT cluster anticipates total savings from its acute contracts of £160.2m, 74 per cent of its £215.2m total.