Health & Social Care

National health campaign group ridicules Cornwall’s “Kennally Care” Inquiry Panel report

5th February 2018 By Graham Smith A national campaign has ridiculed the Inquiry Panel report to be considered by Cornwall Council’s scrutiny committee today (Monday) ahead of the council’s...

Further improvement in health and social care integration “questions the case for Kennally Care”

5th February 2018 By Graham Smith The transfer of patients out of hospital and into social care in Cornwall has continued to improve, according to the latest statistics compiled...

Kennally Care facing legal challenge next week unless council “ceases and desists” from its NHS takeover

3rd February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s ambitions to set up “Kennally Care” are about to be dragged into the courts, despite officials’ protests that their distinction between...

Tory-Lib Dem coalition expected to endorse Kennally Care on Monday, putting Cornwall’s National Health Service under County Hall control

3rd February 2018 By Graham Smith The Inquiry Panel set up to consider the future of the NHS in Cornwall is, as expected, recommending that Cornwall Council should go...

West Cornwall HealthWatch warns councillors they risk “destroying the trust and support of residents” if they endorse Kennally Care

2nd February 2018 By Graham Smith One of Cornwall’s longest-established and most highly regarded community campaign groups, West Cornwall HealthWatch, has launched a strong attack on Cornwall Council proposals...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018 By Graham Smith More than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part...

Committee chairman insists members will be given time to read and consider “Kennally Care” documents before deciding the future of Cornwall’s health service

31st January 2018 By Graham Smith  The chairman of the Cornwall Council scrutiny committee which will consider the authority’s proposed takeover of the National Health Service has promised his...

Cornwall Council going full steam ahead for Kennally Care, despite two Judicial Reviews and a Parliamentary Select Committee

30th January 2018 By Graham Smith The celebrated physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, and colleagues, have been given permission to challenge the “Kennally Care” proposals for taking over health services...

All eyes on next Monday, for the final chance to influence the future of Cornwall’s health and social care

30th January 2018 By Graham Smith The timetable for Cornwall’s health service to transform to a council-led Accountable Care System is drawing to a close. Tomorrow (Wednesday) sees the...

The Kennally Care spin isn’t working, admit Cornwall’s council and health bosses – before rejecting support for the “basic principles of the National Health Service”

25th January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health and council chiefs have accepted they are losing the battle for public opinion – but today (Thursday) resolved to press ahead...

Kennally Care still on track for 1st April launch, despite Jeremy Hunt pausing roll-out of ACOs

25th January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall is to go ahead with plans to set up an Accountable Care System on 1st April, despite Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s promise...

Health campaigners vow to continue their Judicial Reviews pending clarification over ACO/ACS and Cornwall’s “Kennally Care”

25th January 2018 By Graham Smith Campaigners trying to stop Cornwall Council’s takeover of the National Health Service are to continue their legal action, pending clarification of the definitions...

What now for Kennally Care, as Hunt slams on the brakes?

24th January 2018 By Graham Smith The government has decided to pause its roll-out of Accountable Care, after MPs voiced “a great deal of concern” about the plans –...

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”...