Health & Social Care

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cornwall Council blames central government for £400,000 cut to health visitors and school nursing

12th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has blamed central government for the £400,000 cut to health visitors, equivalent to a 4% reduction in the service’s annual budget....

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

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

Cornwall Council cuts £400,000 from health visitors – and triggers a new rift with ACO partners even before the NHS takeover has started

12th December 2017 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has slashed £400,000 from its health promotion budget, in a move which has shocked one of the organisation’s key NHS partners...

NHS Kernow chiefs cave in as Cornwall’s Telehealth service is saved

11th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane NHS Kernow has caved to public pressure and performed a spectacular U-Turn on plans to close its Telehealth system. The Clinical Commissioning Group...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline looms to comment on radiotherapy shake-up

6th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The National Health Service is asking people in Cornwall to comment on plans for a shake-up which could result in cancer patients having...

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

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

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-up...

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

The “not fit for purpose” verdict comes back to haunt Cornwall Council’s ambition for NHS takeover

3rd December 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s plans to run large parts of the National Health Service could be derailed by the council’s own assessment of those plans,...

Cornwall’s go-it-alone Health Service – here’s the plan

1st December 2017 By Graham Smith Plans are underway for the first of Cornwall Council’s “inquiry panel” hearings to break free from the National Health Service and set up...

Cornwall’s DIY Health Service – an expert writes

1st December 2017 By Graham Smith Allyson Pollock is a member of the British Medical Association’s council, and is one of a group of professional medical experts challenging Health...

Fresh ideas for Edward Hain building at St Ives, as councillors call for a new, purpose-built hospital in West Cornwall

30th November 2017 By Graham Smith The chance of the Edward Hain hospital in St Ives ever re-opening as a facility to provide community beds has been dealt a...

Cornwall’s hospital bosses head to London for showdown meeting with the minister

30th November 2017 By Graham Smith A high-powered delegation of Cornwall’s health and council chiefs are on their way to London today (Thursday) for a make-or-break meeting with health...