Health & Social Care

Think again before selling Launceston hospital land, MP tells health chiefs

19th October 2017 By Graham Smith North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has intervened in the controversy over plans to sell a small patch of land next to Launceston hospital....

In their own words: Cornwall health chiefs’ “expression of interest” asking government for permission to run their own show

19th October 2017 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Reports has obtained a copy of the how local health chiefs see their future – their bid to central government to be...

Launceston hospital land sale: approved by Cornwall’s STP, no public consultation

18th October 2017 By Anne North The decision to sell NHS land at Launceston hospital was made by NHS Kernow only a few weeks ago, Cornwall Reports has established. ...

EXCLUSIVE: Launceston hospital land – the restrictive covenant not mentioned by the auctioneers

17th October 2017 By Peter Tremayne The low price sought by NHS Property Services for the sale of land next to Launceston hospital might be explained by a restrictive...

All eyes now on Cornwall’s care providers, as councillors say “yes” to doing more with £39 million less

17th October 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors have given the green light to plans which they say will “transform social care” by changing dramatically the way elderly and...

Launceston hospital land about to go under the hammer

16th October 2017 By Anne North A patch of land next to Launceston hospital is due to go for sale at auction later this month. NHS Property Services Ltd...

Is it really possible to cut £39 million from the budget and still give the workers a pay rise? Cornwall contemplates a social care revolution

16th October 2017 By Graham Smith Trade unions representing care workers have given a cautious welcome to radical new proposals for merging Cornwall Council’s and NHS social care services....

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council’s new vision of adult social care – cut the workers’ pay to save £39 million

14th October 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council chiefs have set out their vision of adult social care for the future – aiming to cut £39 million over four...

Cornwall’s children’s services head for the door, as the complexities of integrating council with health start to hit home

13th October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s children’s services could undergo a radical restructure if councillors approve plans drawn up by senior officers. The department, which as well as...

Cornwall’s STP must be opened up to public scrutiny, say campaigners, as hospital boss says she won’t quit

5th October 2017 By Julia Penhaligon The chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Kathy Byrne, has said she will not be resigning in the wake of today’s...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council to take over health commissioning, following damning CQC report

5th October 2017 By Graham Smith Today’s damning report on the quality of NHS management in Cornwall seems likely to see the transfer of significant commissioning powers from local...

RCHT still “inadequate” and now in Special Measures, raising new questions about Cornwall’s STP

5th October 2017 By Anne North England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended that Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust should be put into special measures after its latest inspection...

Royal Cornwall Hospital faces up to prospect of Special Measures, after CQC concerns over patient safety

4th October 2017 By Graham Smith Speculation is growing that the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro is about to be placed in “special measures” following another poor report by...

EXCLUSIVE: A Health Commissioner, outside of the NHS – just one of the ideas floating around Cornwall’s STP as private firms design the future

19th August 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Reports has obtained a copy of the first private-sector assessment of plans to reduce spending on the local health and social care...

EXCLUSIVE: How Kate got the top job: the letter that led to a high-level resignation, and which lays bare tensions within Cornwall’s STP as health and council chiefs struggle for power

17th February 2017By Graham Smith The people in charge of Cornwall’s health and social care system have been embroiled in a high-level row over power and money, squabbling over...