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Cornwall’s new health system: Conservatives “very relaxed” as Labour and Lib Dems slug it out

18th December 2017By Graham SmithCornwall’s leading Liberal Democrats have come out fighting in support of Cornwall’s Council’s takeover of the National Health Service, although there are signs of discontent...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s Citizens Advice will live to fight another day as council leaders realise they don’t have enough votes to force through cuts

16th December 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s Citizens Advice will not have to close seven of its nine offices next year, as Cornwall Council’s ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration wobbles over a...

EXCLUSIVE: Council signs the deal and takes charge of health, setting up “Kennally Care” before even the first question is asked

16th December 2017By Graham SmithThe deal is done and the contract signedCommunity hospitals at riskCornwall’s healthcare to be re-brandedNo change to terms and conditions of healthworkersMany questions still unansweredPublic...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2017By Graham SmithOpposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has added his voice to calls for a delay to Cornwall Council’s ambition to take over the National Health Service.Senior council...

Camelford gets ready for its Big Community Christmas Breakfast

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

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

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

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

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

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-upWhat...

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 2017By Graham SmithThe board of NHS Kernow will tomorrow (Tuesday) be asked to endorse the heads of agreement for setting up Cornwall’s “Accountable Care System” – which...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

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

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

4th December 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe controversial new benefit, Universal Credit, arrives in Cornwall this week.  It is due to start in Liskeard, Bude and Launceston on Wednesday (6th December.) ...