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RD&E comment on Monitorís provisional view on community care changes in Devon


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) has welcomed Monitor’s provisional view on community care changes in Devon released today (5 June 2015). The RD&E is satisfied that Monitor has undertaken an exhaustive and thorough review of the evidence in its provisional findings and has concluded that none of the issues raised by Northern Devon Healthcare Trust in its complaint are upheld.

The RD&E shares Monitor’s view that the procurement process for the contract to run services in Eastern Devon has not yet been completed. We look forward to completing the necessary due diligence and contracting processes. We are confident we can clearly demonstrate that our proposals to provide fully integrated services in Eastern Devon will improve the services provided to the people of Exeter and Mid and East Devon alongside maximising the gain from the financial resources available.

Angela Pedder, Chief Executive, said, “We welcome Monitor’s provisional findings because it effectively gives the green light, subject to the final report, to establishing a new way of working that wraps care around individuals and better links community services and the RD&E in a way that we believe best meets the interests of people living in this part of Devon. The delay that has been experienced as a result of Northern Devon Healthcare Trust’s decision to challenge NEW Devon CCG’s decision to name the RD&E as the preferred provider of integrated care in Eastern Devon has been unfortunate but we hope we can now make progress with the exciting agenda we have ahead of us.”

“We will now look forward to meeting staff working in community services in East Devon and starting a conversation about how we support them through the change, as together we develop new and innovative ways of working using their considerable skills and talents. We will also intensify our efforts to work in partnership with others in health and social care to ensure that we develop more integrated services in the future, which is what has clearly been demonstrated that people living in Devon want.”


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