FINANCE: Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust has revised its forecast savings downwards by £200,000, board papers reveal.

The west London acute trust is now forecasting £6.8m in cost improvement plan savingss over the course of 2012-13.

The trust has a £1.3m contingency ready to use but was behind on its year to date for savings on the nursing staff.

The planned full-year saving is £1.4m, and of its £531,000 year-to-date target it had made £374,000 in savings from this category.

The trust also plans to save £1m on procurement.