Torbay Care Trust

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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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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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Analysed: faltering foundation trust ambitions in Devon

HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies. This week: how the transforming community services programme is affecting Devon organisations’ foundation trust ambitions.

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FT ambitions will be 'very challenging' for community trusts

A leading provider of integrated health and social care looks set to abandon its ambitions to become a standalone community foundation trust in a move lawyers say could be repeated elsewhere.

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Integration pioneer Torbay to merge

STRUCTURE: Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust looks set to abandon its foundation trust ambitions and seek a merger.

TCS procurement could trouble Torbay's FT ambitions

STRUCTURE: The primary care trust cluster responsible for commissioning services from Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust has warned there is a “likely” and “severe” risk the organisation could struggle to achieve foundation trust status.

Torbay looks to collaborate with acute trust

STRUCTURE: Torbay Care Trust and South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust have agreed to “strengthen their levels of collaboration”.

Pressure on council budgets leads to overspend at Torbay

FINANCE: Integrated health and social care provider Torbay Care Trust is reporting an overspend in social care due to financial pressure on local authorities.

New chief executive to lead integrated future for Yeovil

STRUCTURE: Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive with experience of running community services as it shifts its focus to delivery of an integrated range of services.

Devon GPs sign up to improve QOF performance

COMMERCIAL: Torbay Care Trust has facilitated the purchase of software system for Torbay and Southern Devon CCG to monitor their performance against the quality and outcomes framework.

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Government risks going backwards on integration, warn MPs

Financial pressures and the government’s reforms risk the level of integration between health and social care actually diminishing, despite ministers restating their commitment to the policy, according to MPs.

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Biggest health and social care link-up set to win approval

Plans for the biggest joint health and social care provider in England to date are being considered by the Department of Health, HSJ understands.

LOS down at Torbay Care Trust

PERFORMANCE: The number of patients remaining in community hospitals run by Torbay Care Trust for more than 30 days is at its lowest level for two months, Decmber’s report to the board revealed.

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30th annual HSJ Awards winners revealed

The 30th HSJ Awards took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London, recognising trusts and organisations for outstanding excellence in healthcare service and innovation across 18 key health categories.

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Torbay trust launches first integrated health and social care IT system

COMMERCIAL: England’s first integrated health and social care patient record system has been procured in a £3.8m deal that managers hope will make it easier to join up services.

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European integrated care models weighed up by struggling hospital

A struggling district general hospital in South West England is considering adopting Europe’s most innovative models of integrated care to ensure future sustainability, HSJ can reveal.

Weston confirms it is not viable

STRUCTURE: Weston Area Health Trust has declared it is not viable in its current form in its tripartite formal agreement setting out how it plans to achieve foundation trust status.

Torbay to become foundation trust

STRUCTURE: The board of Torbay Care Trust has approved plans for the organisation to pursue becoming a foundation trust.

North Devon Healthcare to do deal with council

STRUCTURE: The board of Northern Devon Healthcare Trust has been asked to agree a memorandum of understanding with Devon County Council for the “provision of integrated adult health and social care services”.

Torbay looks to make changes to hospital management

STRUCTURE: Torbay Care Trust is planning to implement new management structures for its community hospitals in a bid to ensure the delivery of “safe, effective and high quality care”.