FINANCE: Efficiency savings in the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster are reported as being on plan, despite local data problems.

Board papers for July report “issues with getting fully coded activity” from some acute trusts.

“Changes in counting in some providers [have] made measuring the performance of some programmes difficult. Where good data is available it is only two months’ worth and the significant difference in working days in April and May 2012 compared with 2011 is also causing problems triangulating performance… where in some cases activity is head of plan.”

Clinical commissioning groups “have robust mechanisms” for tracking the delivery of quality, innovation, productivity and prevention milestones in the plans. “This is giving them additional assurance and confidence that their plans are delivering,” board papers say.