WORKFORCE: South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust was overspent on pay by £1.7m at the end of quarter one.

A report to July’s board said the overspend was made up of agency spend of £753,000, unachieved cost improvement plan of £743,000 and an overspend on substantive nursing of £242,000.

The total overspend was offset by some small underspends in other substantive pay groups.