CLINICAL RESEARCH: Devon Partnership Trust has moved up the league table for mental health trusts involved in research by more than 20 places.

A report to July’s board said that out of 52 mental health trusts the trust had moved from 38th to 12th place.

Chief executive Peter Cubbon said: “This places us in the top quartile, which is an excellent achievement.

“Gaining greater prominence for our involvement with research activity in the field of mental health is an important element in building our organisation’s reputation locally, nationally and internationally. Congratulations go to everyone associated with the R&D team, as well as our partners at University of Exeter Medical School.”