FINANCE: The central London commissioning body has reported that its £17.2m QIPP savings are now predicted to come to £12.2m for 2011-12.

A range of programmes are not now predicted to deliver the savings in the current financial year originally predicted, a report on its quality, innovation, productivity and prevention programme said.

Schemes to develop better integrated care pathways and extend urgent care centre are now predicting 60 per cent of the savings originally planned.

The acute commissioning vehicle drive to reduce consultant to consultant are set to achieve £74,000 savings against a plan of £120,000.

The largest single variance was in primary care anticoagulation services, which are predicted to deliver around 30 per cent of the planned £1.8m.

The PCT also reported it had disinvested in £2.3m worth of pilot schemes.