Health & Social Care

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

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

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

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

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials. In 2015 the...

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

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

Could Falmouth keep its Minor Injury Unit? New report sheds insights into how health and council bosses are planning the “Kennally Care” future of Cornwall’s community hospitals

18th January 2018 By Graham Smith Further details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care...

Cornwall’s radiotherapy services raised at Prime Minister’s Questions

17th January 2018 By Graham Smith Two of Cornwall's MPs have questioned Prime Minister Theresa May about the potential threat to radiotherapy services in Truro. North Cornwall's Scott Mann,...

Councillors will vote next week on whether Kennally Care should launch on 1st April

15th January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s transition from mainstream National Health Service to a council-led Accountable Care System will still go ahead on 1st April, despite the “slippage”...

Policy by logo: Kennally Care gets a makeover, while doubts remain over whether Cornwall is getting an Accountable Care “System” or a full-blooded privatising Accountable Care Organisation

15th January 2018 By Graham Smith The establishment of an Accountable Care Partnership, to supply healthcare subject to the commissioning intentions of Cornwall Council's chief executive Kate Kennally, appears...

Labour’s Ben Bradshaw tells Cornwall to embrace the “Accountable” approach to health and social care

11th January 2018 By Graham Smith Former Labour health minister Ben Bradshaw has intervened in the row over Cornwall’s NHS to say he supports moves to create an Accountable...

Kennally Care slips at least a month with still no sign of business case or risk assessment

10th January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s attempted takeover of the National Health Service slipped by at least a month this morning (Wednesday) when chief executive Kate Kennally...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hospital car parking charges under scrutiny as data reveals the cost to patients and staff

29th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Royal Cornwall hospital made more than £278,000 from charging patients, visitors and staff to park in the last year, according to research...

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...