Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for maternity care experience

Thirteen trusts are providing women with a poorer care experience than expected in more than one core area of maternity services, according to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission.

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Waiting times steady despite slowdown in admissions

Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Trust searches for 'imaginative' estates partner in £100m deal

An integrated foundation trust is looking to partner with a private company for up to 25 years in a bid to unlock capital funding for its future estates plans.

Paula Vasco-Knight

New investigation into Vasco-Knight finances

A new inquiry has been ordered into the family finances of a former NHS executive who pleaded guilty to fraud earlier this year, in an attempt to force her to repay over £11,000.

Watcombe Hall

Revealed: Third private children's unit closes on safety grounds

A third privately run mental health unit for children and adolescents was forced to close to new patients following safety concerns earlier this year, HSJ can reveal.

Derriford Hospital

Devon trusts to share staff across region

Medical staff will work across trusts in a success regime region under a new system devised by health chiefs to reduce pressure on struggling services.

Paula Vasco-Knight

Court orders Paula Vasco-Knight to detail financial assets

A disgraced former NHS chief executive has been ordered to reveal her financial assets

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Exclusive: Trust chiefs to jointly lead STP after regional leadership shake-up

Two foundation trust chiefs are to be the interim leaders of a financially challenged sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.

Torbay Hospital urgent and emergency care service

A&E leaps from inadequate to good in just over a year

An acute and community trust has been praised by inspectors after its urgent and emergency care was rated good just 15 months after being inadequate.

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Exclusive: 18 'high calibre' leads appointed to major NHS improvement programme

Leading consultants have been appointed to lead 14 national reviews aimed at improving efficiency and reducing unwarranted variation in NHS, HSJ can reveal.

Acute services across the Devon healthcare system have been the subject of a review by local clinicians and NHS managers.

All A&Es to stay open under proposals for troubled health economy

Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust; Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust; Plymouth Hospitals Trust; Northern Devon Healthcare Trust


Former trust chief parachuted in as improvement director at two trusts

Former trust chief executive Mark Hackett has been appointed as an improvement director at NHS Improvement, it has emerged.

Paula Vasco-Knight

Former trust chief guilty of fraud avoids jail

A former hospital trust chief executive has been given a 16 month suspended jail term after she had pleaded guilty to fraudulently paying her husband more than £11,000.


Exclusive: Trusts get £187m incentive payments despite plans slipping

Forty NHS trusts set to miss their financial targets have received almost £200m from the national fund intended to reward trusts for good performance.

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Revealed: 23 trusts chosen for new Carter review

More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.


Former chair of two trusts guilty of lying to get jobs

The former chair of two NHS trusts has pleaded guilty to falsifying his qualifications in order to obtain the roles.

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Pioneering integrated care deal threatens council's finances

Cipfa finds Torbay carries excessive risk from pioneering health and care partnership

Paula Vasco-Knight

Updated: Former trust chief faces jail after pleading guilty to fraud

A former hospital trust chief executive faces jail after she pleaded guilty to fraudulently paying her husband more than £11,000.

Paula Vasco-Knight

Former trust chief accused of unlawfully paying husband £20,000

Former trust chief executive Paula Vasco-Knight fraudulently paid her husband more than £20,000 from her budget, a court was told today.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Ex-trust director charged over lying to get jobs

The former chair of two NHS trusts has been charged with lying about his qualifications to get appointed to both posts.