Health & Social Care

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of Information answer.GLL,...

County Hall to flex its muscles over RCHT car parking charges

14th February 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneRelations between Cornwall Council and its soon-to-be-health-partner the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust will be put to the test next week when some councillors call for...

Kennally Care facing a new Judicial Review within 7 days unless Cornwall Council puts plans on hold

14th February 2018By Graham SmithCornwall Council and NHS Kernow have been given seven days to halt their plans to set up “Kennally Care” or face legal action.Lawyers Leigh Day...

Kennally Care: what’s it worth to run both the council and the health service?

12the February 2018By Graham SmithHealth and council bosses have said no final decisions have yet been made about what salary should be paid to Kate Kennally for assuming the...

NHS England “made Cornwall change name from ACO to ACS, and then ISC” as 5-year Kennally Care business plan gambles on prevention rather than cure

12th February 2018By Graham SmithThe change of Cornwall’s ambition to create an Accountable Care “Organisation” to an Accountable Care “System” instead was caused by NHS England simply changing the...

Is the NHS getting cold feet about Kennally Care? A note of caution from the Clinical Commissioning Group, with final decision postponed

8th February 2018By Graham SmithThe prospect of Kennally Care taking over Cornwall’s National Health Service on 1st April has suffered a setback after the Clinical Commissioning Group, one of...

A five year plan, government cash, and don’t get sick: the business case on which Cornwall Council is proceeding with Kennally Care

5th February 2018By Graham SmithThe chairman of NHS Kernow has told Cornwall Reports he expects his organisation to survive the transformation to “Kennally Care” until such time as the...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2018By 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 members will...

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

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

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

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

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 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s health and council chiefs have accepted they are losing the battle for public opinion – but today (Thursday) resolved to press ahead with their...

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

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

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

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

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

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