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Kennally Care: will the Inquisition get any straight answers?

7th January 2018 By Graham Smith On Wednesday (10th January), Cornwall Council’s chief executive Kate Kennally is due to give evidence to the Inquiry Panel considering the future of...

National Trust closes coastal path near Porthleven after cliff collapse

5th January 2018 The National Trust has closed part of the coastal path between Porthleven and Loe Bar because of a cliff collapse. The southwest Cornwall branch of the...

How many bureaucrats does it take to change a bandage? Council’s £75 million budget cut includes a 2% increase for private contract bosses

5th January 2018 By Graham Smith As Cornwall Council’s budget consultation ended last week, after a headline proposal to slash a further £75 million from frontline services, a relatively...

Sorting out the facts from the party politics: what NHS Kernow really says about the threat to Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units

5th January 2018 By Graham Smith The war of words over the future of Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units is continuing today (Friday) with claims and counter-claims snowballing into a...

NHS Kernow says it has made no decisions about Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units – but can’t promise they will survive

4th January 2018 By Graham Smith NHS Kernow this afternoon (Thursday) released this statement about the reported threat to ten of Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units (MIUs).  It falls well...

Report of threat to Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units is “scaremongering” says MP

4th January 2018 By Graham Smith One of Cornwall’s Conservative MPs has described the Cornwall Reports article about the threat to ten Minor Injury Units as “scaremongering.” St Austell...

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude...

Police confirm woman’s death in New Year’s Eve fire at Looe

2nd January 2018 Police say they have found the remains of a woman following a fire at a bungalow on Barbican Hill, East Looe which happened on New Year’s...

Man dies in tractor accident

2nd January 2018 Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died following an accident involving a tractor and a van near Praze-an-Beeble yesterday (Monday.) The accident happened on...

The year in exclusives: just some of the 2017 stories you will know only if you read Cornwall Reports

1st January 2018 Here are just some of the reasons why you really should subscribe to Cornwall Reports HEALTH: The inside story of how Kennally Care is taking over...

EXCLUSIVE: It’s already hiring time at Cornwall’s ACO – and it has nothing to do with health

1st January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Accountable Care Organisation, due to take over from the National Health Service, west of the River Tamar, on 1st April, is already...

More than 100 MPs call for a halt to Cornwall’s “Kennally Care” as fears grow over NHS privatisation

31st December 2017 By Graham Smith More than 100 Members of Parliament have now called for a halt to the break-up of the National Health Service and its replacement...

From posh nosh to foodbanks – the New Year Honours sprinkle magic over Cornwall

30th December 2017 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s haul of New Year’s Honours includes both a celebrity chef and the founder of the Camborne food bank. The bigger gong goes...

Countdown to Cornwall’s “Kennally Care” as National Health Service approaches its end of days

30th December 2017 By Graham Smith Two of the six councillors tasked with recommending the future of Cornwall’s health service have said they have been reassured the controversial new...

Bude refugee support group prepares for second Syrian family’s arrival

27th December 2017 By Anne North The refugee support group in Bude has given more details of the second Syrian family now on its way to the North Cornwall...

Campaigners trying to stop council’s takeover of Cornwall’s NHS win first round of legal challenge

27th December 2017 By Graham Smith Campaigners trying to prevent so-called “Kennally Care” from taking over major commissioning decisions from the National Health Service in Cornwall have drawn first...

Plans for student village at Penryn to be subject to further scrutiny

21st December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans to house 2,000 Falmouth University students in a new, purpose-built village near Penryn have been deferred for further information. The site concerns...

ANALYSIS – Cornwall’s health service: the shotgun wedding is a step closer, but no-one’s talking about the dowry or that slightly tricky guest list

20th December 2017 By Graham Smith Yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) Inquiry Panel investigating Cornwall Council’s proposed takeover of the National Health Service was particularly instructive – albeit unintentionally - in two...

Nothing sacred about 1st April deadline for launching Cornwall’s new health service, as Inquiry Panel members ask “what’s the rush?”

19th December 2017 By Graham Smith The notional deadline of 1st April for Cornwall to set up its own Accountable Care System to run the NHS could be moved...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s health revolution – Risk Assessment won’t be ready until February, just weeks before shadow ACS is launched

19th December 2017 By Graham Smith As health campaigners head for County Hall this morning (Tuesday) to lobby councillors ahead of their first Inquiry Panel meeting called to consider...