Clinical commissioning groups’ efficiency targets have risen by over a quarter this year in a sign that the financial strain on the health service is moving beyond the provider sector.
- CCG QIPP targets up by more than 25 per cent in a year
- Efficiency requirement shows financial squeeze is spreading beyond provider sector
- Highest QIPP targets linked to CCGs in deficit
- Many plans still relying on A&E activity reduction
CCG quality, innovation, productivity and prevention targets, published by NHS England, show that commissioners are aiming to save £1.8bn this financial year through their efficiency plans – an increase of 28 per cent on last year.
The data also shows the CCGs with the biggest QIPP challenges this year have targets to save more than 6 per cent of their annual funding allocation. In 2014-15, the largest QIPP targets were less than 5 per cent of allocation.
The average QIPP target…
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