FINANCE: Warwickshire primary care trust is planning to make £289m of savings over five years.

The figures are published in the PCT’s legacy document, written to inform its successor clinical commissioning groups about key issues facing the local health economy.

The document, obtained by HSJ under the Freedom of Information Act, show that the PCT had a £3.2m savings target under the quality, innovation, productivity, prevention programme in 2010-11.

The figure for 2011-12 is £53m. The required savings rise every year to £86.3m in 2014-15, making a cumulative total of £289m over five years.

“Delivery of stable financial balanced across the health economy remains perhaps the greatest challenge for the organisation in this and coming years,” the document says.