FINANCE: The primary care trust estimates it will have to make quality, innovation, productivity and prevention savings of £10.2m in 2011/12 after hitting a savings target of £24.9m this year, its new financial plan states.

In February the commissioner’s Qipp board approved indicative savings targets for next year, including a £1.4m saving on urgent care, £1.2m on cardiovascular disease, stroke and long-term conditions, and £1m on prescribing.

The plan states: “We are currently working through with our local trust what impact the Qipp schemes will have on our local services and this will be addressed through the contract negotiation meetings.”

It also outlines initial saving targets of £11.1m in 2012/13, and £15.5m in 2013/14.