FINANCE: Southern Health Foundation Trust achieved 83 per cent of its cost improvement plan in the first two months of 2012-13.

The scheme is so far £400,000 off plan - however only two-thirds of the CIP total so far has been met through recurrent savings.

June board papers said: “This is predominantly being mitigated by other budgetary underspends, but is contributing to the [1.1 per cent] overspend position.

“At this stage in the financial year it is forecast that the £14.1m target will be achieved.”

The trust had a financial risk rating from Monitor of three.