FINANCE: London primary care trust clusters may have to cover a 2012 Olympic programme cash shorfall.

An NHS London Priorities and Business Plannning meeting paper said: “The DH has yet to confirm funding for the 2012 programme in 2012-13 (although it has already agreed to cover costs associated with the London Ambulance Service)”.

It added: “There is a risk that up to £5m may need to be covered locally and clusters are expected to meet this cost if required.”