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National health campaign group ridicules Cornwall’s “Kennally Care” Inquiry Panel report

5th February 2018By Graham SmithA national campaign has ridiculed the Inquiry Panel report to be considered by Cornwall Council’s scrutiny committee today (Monday) ahead of the council’s takeover of...

Further improvement in health and social care integration “questions the case for Kennally Care”

5th February 2018By Graham SmithThe transfer of patients out of hospital and into social care in Cornwall has continued to improve, according to the latest statistics compiled by health...

Kennally Care facing legal challenge next week unless council “ceases and desists” from its NHS takeover

3rd February 2018By Graham SmithCornwall Council’s ambitions to set up “Kennally Care” are about to be dragged into the courts, despite officials’ protests that their distinction between an Accountable...

Tory-Lib Dem coalition expected to endorse Kennally Care on Monday, putting Cornwall’s National Health Service under County Hall control

3rd February 2018By Graham SmithThe Inquiry Panel set up to consider the future of the NHS in Cornwall is, as expected, recommending that Cornwall Council should go ahead with...

West Cornwall HealthWatch warns councillors they risk “destroying the trust and support of residents” if they endorse Kennally Care

2nd February 2018By Graham SmithOne of Cornwall’s longest-established and most highly regarded community campaign groups, West Cornwall HealthWatch, has launched a strong attack on Cornwall Council proposals to take...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018By Graham SmithMore than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part of the...

Committee chairman insists members will be given time to read and consider “Kennally Care” documents before deciding the future of Cornwall’s health service

31st January 2018By Graham Smith The chairman of the Cornwall Council scrutiny committee which will consider the authority’s proposed takeover of the National Health Service has promised his members will...

Cornwall Council going full steam ahead for Kennally Care, despite two Judicial Reviews and a Parliamentary Select Committee

30th January 2018By Graham SmithThe celebrated physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, and colleagues, have been given permission to challenge the “Kennally Care” proposals for taking over health services at a...

All eyes on next Monday, for the final chance to influence the future of Cornwall’s health and social care

30th January 2018By Graham SmithThe timetable for Cornwall’s health service to transform to a council-led Accountable Care System is drawing to a close.Tomorrow (Wednesday) sees the final Inquiry Panel...

The Kennally Care spin isn’t working, admit Cornwall’s council and health bosses – before rejecting support for the “basic principles of the National Health Service”

25th January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s health and council chiefs have accepted they are losing the battle for public opinion – but today (Thursday) resolved to press ahead with their...

Kennally Care still on track for 1st April launch, despite Jeremy Hunt pausing roll-out of ACOs

25th January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall is to go ahead with plans to set up an Accountable Care System on 1st April, despite Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s promise to pause...

Health campaigners vow to continue their Judicial Reviews pending clarification over ACO/ACS and Cornwall’s “Kennally Care”

25th January 2018By Graham SmithCampaigners trying to stop Cornwall Council’s takeover of the National Health Service are to continue their legal action, pending clarification of the definitions of “Accountable...

What now for Kennally Care, as Hunt slams on the brakes?

24th January 2018By Graham SmithThe government has decided to pause its roll-out of Accountable Care, after MPs voiced “a great deal of concern” about the plans – which Cornwall...

What does Cornwall think?

24th January 2018Market researchers What Cornwall Thinks have launched a new app for iPhone and Android.What Cornwall Thinks, part of PFA Research, maintains an online panel to test and...

Cornwall Council to “urgently” review its £3,000 charge for disabled car parking

24th January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall Council says it will “urgently” review its current policy of charging people with disabilities to pay for disabled parking spaces near their homes.The council...

Cornwall Council will not debate Kennally Care until after it has happened

23rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall Council can go ahead and take over commissioning for the National Health Service on 1st April without a full council debate, the Liberal Democrat-Independent...

Council will consider funding for Truro Stadium after all

23rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall Council is to consider investing directly in plans to build a Truro Stadium.  The project has been stalled for more than five years after...

Cornwall Council faces its first vote over “Kennally Care” ambition to replace National Health Service

23rd January 2018By Graham SmithThe first real test of political sentiment about Cornwall Council’s proposed takeover of the National Health Service will come today (Tuesday) when councillors consider a...

Council’s sale of small farms nets more than £10 million – but leaves newcomers with nowhere to go

23rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall Council has made more than £10 million in recent years by selling off its farms.The council is pursuing a policy of “rationalising” its farms...

Another Lib Dem MP calls for a Parliamentary debate before Accountable Care replaces NHS

22nd January 2018By Graham SmithA second Liberal Democrat MP has signed the House of Commons Early Day Motion calling for a full Parliamentary debate before any further steps are...