PERFORMANCE: Warwickshire primary care trust is planning to improve patient access to psychological therapies, increasing the rate of referrals five-fold in four years.

The move is part of the primary care trust’s efficiency plan, drawn up under the quality, innovation, productivity and prevention agenda.

According to the trust’s legacy document, written to inform its successor clinical commissioning groups of important issues in the local health economy, the PCT plans to increase referrals to 23,100 in 2013-14, up from 4,500 in 2009.

The PCT’s QIPP plan also sets out the intention to increase the number of deaths that occur at home from 20.2 per cent to 27 per cent.

The PCT also plans to: To reduce the under 18 conception rate from 37.1 per 100,000 to 30 per 100,000 by 2014-15; to reduce the number of mothers who smoke during pregnancy from 14.3% to 7.3% in the south of Warwickshire and 11% in the north; to increase the number of smoking quitters from 760 to 861 per 100,000 each year; to reduce the prevalence of obesity in Year Six children from 18% to 12%; and to cut cardiovascular disease mortality from 72.79 to 57.0 per 100,000 population.