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Interim Chief Executive Appointed

Posted on 29th October, 2004

Iain Tulley, Chief Executive of East Devon Primary Care Trust, is to step in
to run the Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT), it was announced today. Mr Tulley, who has led East Devon PCT to a three-star rating this year for
its high performance, has gained nationwide recognition for his innovations
in East Devon health services, particularly in integrating health and social
services and in giving GP practices control over their own budgets.  Much of Mr Tulley's professional background is in mental health.  He played
an active role in the development of the National Service Framework for
services in this field and has also been a Regional Planning Lead in mental
health. John Coatham, who has significant previous experience as Director of Finance
at South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, will also join DPT as the interim
Director of Finance for the Trust. Iain Tulley will oversee the running of DPT on an interim basis until a
permanent Chief Executive is appointed but will also retain his post at East
Devon PCT.  Making a permanent appointment to the post of Chief Executive at DPT remains a key priority for the organisation and recruitment
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