Health & Social Care

Cornwall’s health campaigners meet next Friday in bid to slow Kennally Care NHS takeover

23rd February 2018By Graham SmithHealth campaigners trying to delay Cornwall Council’s takeover of the NHS are to hold a meeting next week to update supporters on the latest steps...

Lawyers focus on County Halls’ 1st April deadline for NHS takeover and ask “what’s the rush?”

22nd February 2018By Graham SmithThe possibility of a legal challenge to Cornwall Council’s ambition to take over the National Health Service continues to be under discussion, with the next...

Council sends a car park message to hospital bosses – and gets a shirty reply

21st February 2018By Graham SmithCornwall Council is to put pressure on the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust to find a way of offering free car parking for its staff.A motion...

Council votes down plan to save £1 million for Cornwall’s children

20th February 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s councillors have voted against plans to save £1 million for children’s services, which are earmarked for deep cuts in today’s (Tuesday’s) budget proposals.A Labour...

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...