Health & Social Care

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...

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...

Radiotherapy consultation extended

18th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane A public consultation deadline over radiotherapy services in Cornwall has been extended until  24th January.  The original deadline was today (Monday.) A proposed...

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

18th December 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall’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...

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

16th December 2017 By Graham Smith The deal is done and the contract signed Community hospitals at risk Cornwall’s healthcare to be re-branded No change to terms and conditions...