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Northern, eastern and western Devon is one of three areas in England currently under the NHS success regime (the other two are north Cumbria and Essex). It was announced in June 2015 that hospital trusts, community and mental health services, commissioners and local authorities that serve the whole county, except Torbay and south Devon, would receive additional support from NHS England, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority (the latter two are now part of NHS Improvement). The Success Regime aims to improve services in local health and care systems that are struggling with financial or quality problems, or sometimes both.

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