Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

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New academy to recruit nurses with 'exceptional academic ability'

A nursing academy designed to attract and retain students with “exceptional academic ability” to improve patient safety is being launched at Exeter University in collaboration with local NHS trusts.

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Consultants fear trust services will be moved under 'shared leadership'

Consultants at a rural acute and community trust have raised fears services will be moved to another provider under a potential shared leadership model.

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Former PCT chief returns to NHS to lead STP and CCGs

A former primary care trust chief is set to lead a health economy on an interim basis after local managers were unable to find a candidate to take on the role permanently.

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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2014

The 50 top chief executives nominated by their peers

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In full: Pathology network proposals

HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.

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Trust chiefs recognised in new year's honours

The chief executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust is among the senior NHS figures named in the new year’s honours list.

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Revealed: Trust acquires first GP practice

An acute and community trust is set to become the first in its county to acquire a GP practice.

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A&E survey: Best and worst performing trusts revealed

Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.

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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.

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Competition regulator orders five trusts to release private data

The Competition and Markets Authority has threatened to take action against five NHS trusts after they failed to hit a deadline for publishing private patient data.

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Updated: The NHS trusts with the highest DTOC rates

The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.

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Staffing problems prompt trust to bring forward bed closures

An acute trust has brought forward the closure of 71 inpatient beds across four community hospitals due to pressures on safe staffing.

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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.

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

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The best and worst performing trusts on patient experience

Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.

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Richards: CQC cannot force removal of unfit trust directors

Sir Mike Richards has insisted the Care Quality Commission does not have the power to force trusts to dismiss directors under the fit and proper persons regulations.

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EU staff honoured at HSJ Awards

Six people have been honoured with a special HSJ Award for NHS staff from the EU.

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Deputy given trust chief role after original choice quit

The Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust has chosen a new chief executive – less than two weeks after the previous appointee declined to take up the post.

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Deep South: Leadership troubles across the boards

Fortnightly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

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EU contribution to NHS highlighted by Awards shortlist

The shortlist for HSJ’s special award celebrating the contribution to the NHS by staff from elsewhere in the EU has been announced.