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Cornwall councillors still in the dark about “Kennally Care” and plans for NHS takeover

15th December 2017 By Graham Smith The first of the “Inquiry Panel” hearings to look into Cornwall Council’s plans to take over the NHS is due to meet at...

Wadebridge will get a vote on town’s future as town councillors ratify local plan

14th December 2017 By Graham Smith People in Wadebridge will get the chance to vote on the future development of their town, in a referendum to be held late...

“Accountable” Care comes out of the shadows and dances on the lawns of County Hall, as health chiefs prepare for shotgun wedding

14th December 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s NHS “charm offensive” in the battle for hearts and minds over who should run healthcare finally clicked into gear yesterday (Wednesday)...

Cornwall’s DIY health service: where is the Risk Assessment?

13th December 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Reports has filed an official Freedom of Information request in order to access Cornwall Council’s own initial assessment of the risks and...

Cornwall Council taking over the NHS? It’s more of a partnership, says the Doctor leading the revolution

12th December 2017 By Graham Smith Details of Cornwall Council’s plans to take over the National Health Service are to be discussed for the first time in public next...

Government to offer Cornwall “debt write-off” worth millions if council agrees to NHS takeover

10th December 2017 By Graham Smith Councillors are preparing to launch a “charm offensive” in a bid to win the battle for hearts and minds over the future of...

Professor Stephen Hawking joins the campaign to stop Cornwall Council’s takeover of NHS

8th December 2017 By Graham Smith Campaigners hoping to halt Cornwall Council’s plans to set up an Accountable Care Organisation have been boosted by news that physicist Professor Stephen...

A tale of two leaders: one said yes, the other said maybe, when asked if councillors would be allowed to vote on plans to take over the NHS

8th December 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall council leader Adam Paynter is coming under pressure to repeat the promise of his predecessor and allow all 123 members of the...

Corbyn calls for Parliamentary debate before Cornwall Council takes over NHS – as council leader dodges questions about whether councillors will get a vote

8th December 2017 By Graham Smith Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has added his voice to calls for a delay to Cornwall Council’s ambition to take over the National Health...

Camelford gets ready for its Big Community Christmas Breakfast

7th December 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Volunteers in Camelford are preparing their third “Community Christmas Breakfast” for those who might otherwise wake up alone, with little prospect of food...

Life imitates art as BBC South West aims to produce “engaging content” for Facebook

7th December 2017 By Graham Smith BBC South West, covering Cornwall and Devon, has become the latest English region to employ people to work on Facebook, rather than produce...

Let full council decide, says Andrew George, as health inquiry panellists ponder their first questions

6th December 2017 By Graham Smith The panel of Cornwall councillors tasked with conducting an inquiry into taking over the National Health Service is unlikely to hold its first...

Everything you ever wanted to know about the immediate future of Cornwall’s health service, but were afraid to ask

Regular readers of Cornwall Reports will know that for more than a year, a revolution has been underway in Cornwall's health service.  New readers have asked for a catch-up...

Cornwall’s new Accountable Care Organisation is ready for take-off: just sign on the dotted line for a completely new way to good health and a balanced budget

4th December 2017 By Graham Smith The board of NHS Kernow will tomorrow (Tuesday) be asked to endorse the heads of agreement for setting up Cornwall’s “Accountable Care System”...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017 By Graham Smith National Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the...

Cornwall Reports invites readers to comment

4th December 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Reports is to invite subscribers to comment on news articles.  The change in policy follows requests from readers – who had previously...

Universal Credit rolls in to Cornwall on Wednesday: Bude, Launceston and Liskeard are first

4th December 2017 By Julia Penhaligon The controversial new benefit, Universal Credit, arrives in Cornwall this week.  It is due to start in Liskeard, Bude and Launceston on Wednesday...

The “not fit for purpose” verdict comes back to haunt Cornwall Council’s ambition for NHS takeover

3rd December 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s plans to run large parts of the National Health Service could be derailed by the council’s own assessment of those plans,...

Cornwall’s go-it-alone Health Service – here’s the plan

1st December 2017 By Graham Smith Plans are underway for the first of Cornwall Council’s “inquiry panel” hearings to break free from the National Health Service and set up...

Cornwall’s DIY Health Service – an expert writes

1st December 2017 By Graham Smith Allyson Pollock is a member of the British Medical Association’s council, and is one of a group of professional medical experts challenging Health...