FINANCE: NHS Warwickshire has set itself the highest QIPP saving for 2011-12 of any primary care trust in the West Midlands.

It plans to save 9.03 per cent of its revenue resource limit (RRL), or £74m. It is clustered with NHS Coventry, which is saving £39.4m, or 6.48 per cent of its RRL.

The PCT with the lowest target as a percentage of its RRL is Wolverhampton City PCT, at 2.88 per cent. Last year it exceeded its QIPP target by 40 per cent.

Across the West Midlands, PCTs plan to make £534m of QIPP savings in 2011-12 - 5.6 per cent of RRL on average. Of this, £271m is predicted to be achieved through tariff changes.

In 2010-11 PCTs achieved £149m of QIPP savings - only 84 per cent of what they had planned.