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

Following an informal meeting at the end of February the two organisations nominated executives to take forward a joint approach to planning and achieving service change, cost and quality improvement.

Torbay Care Trust provides integrated non-acute health and social care services. South Devon Healthcare FT, which runs Torbay Hospital, is an acute trust.

Fom 1 April 2012 Torbay Care Trust will be known as Torbay and Southern Devon Care Health and Care Trust after the Department of Health’s transaction board approved its application to become a stand alone NHS trust in February.