FINANCE: NHS Surrey was reporting further slippage against quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) targets in August.

Latest board papers state that the primary care trust had reported an “amber rating” to NHS South of England on the delivery of QIPP in its September submission.

It said: “Although transformational milestone delivery is generally on track we are reporting over-performance in activity particularly within our acute providers culminating in a significant risk.”

The report added: At month five [august] we are reporting achievement of our control total however, this figure plays in the contingency and highlights a £20m risk against the non-delivery of QIPP at month five. There is an additional QIPP requirement (circa £20m) to be able to maintain this reporting position and the need to bring acute spend back to plan.”

The board report said that “in light of this” all clinical commissioning groups had provided recovery plans for 2012-13 to identify actions to reach a breakeven position at the end of financial year.

The PCT was due to submit a “cumulative recovery plan” to the SHA as agreed on the 28 September.

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