Health & Social Care

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...

Cornwall Council will not debate Kennally Care until after it has happened

23rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall Council can go ahead and take over commissioning for the National Health Service on 1st April without a full council debate, the Liberal Democrat-Independent...

Cornwall Council faces its first vote over “Kennally Care” ambition to replace National Health Service

23rd January 2018By Graham SmithThe first real test of political sentiment about Cornwall Council’s proposed takeover of the National Health Service will come today (Tuesday) when councillors consider a...

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials.In 2015 the council embarked on...

Another Lib Dem MP calls for a Parliamentary debate before Accountable Care replaces NHS

22nd January 2018By Graham SmithA second Liberal Democrat MP has signed the House of Commons Early Day Motion calling for a full Parliamentary debate before any further steps are...

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 2018By Graham SmithFurther details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care System.The developing...

Cornwall’s radiotherapy services raised at Prime Minister’s Questions

17th January 2018By Graham SmithTwo of Cornwall's MPs have questioned Prime Minister Theresa May about the potential threat to radiotherapy services in Truro.North Cornwall's Scott Mann, and St Ives...

Councillors will vote next week on whether Kennally Care should launch on 1st April

15th January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s transition from mainstream National Health Service to a council-led Accountable Care System will still go ahead on 1st April, despite the “slippage” announced last...

Policy by logo: Kennally Care gets a makeover, while doubts remain over whether Cornwall is getting an Accountable Care “System” or a full-blooded privatising Accountable Care Organisation

15th January 2018By Graham SmithThe establishment of an Accountable Care Partnership, to supply healthcare subject to the commissioning intentions of Cornwall Council's chief executive Kate Kennally, appears to have...

Labour’s Ben Bradshaw tells Cornwall to embrace the “Accountable” approach to health and social care

11th January 2018By Graham SmithFormer Labour health minister Ben Bradshaw has intervened in the row over Cornwall’s NHS to say he supports moves to create an Accountable Care System...

Kennally Care slips at least a month with still no sign of business case or risk assessment

10th January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall Council’s attempted takeover of the National Health Service slipped by at least a month this morning (Wednesday) when chief executive Kate Kennally revealed the...

Kennally Care: will the Inquisition get any straight answers?

7th January 2018By Graham SmithOn Wednesday (10th January), Cornwall Council’s chief executive Kate Kennally is due to give evidence to the Inquiry Panel considering the future of Cornwall’s health...

Sorting out the facts from the party politics: what NHS Kernow really says about the threat to Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units

5th January 2018By Graham SmithThe war of words over the future of Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units is continuing today (Friday) with claims and counter-claims snowballing into a traditional party...

NHS Kernow says it has made no decisions about Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units – but can’t promise they will survive

4th January 2018By Graham SmithNHS Kernow this afternoon (Thursday) released this statement about the reported threat to ten of Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units (MIUs).  It falls well short of...

Report of threat to Cornwall’s Minor Injury Units is “scaremongering” says MP

4th January 2018By Graham SmithOne of Cornwall’s Conservative MPs has described the Cornwall Reports article about the threat to ten Minor Injury Units as “scaremongering.”St Austell and Newquay MP...

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude to Helston,...

EXCLUSIVE: It’s already hiring time at Cornwall’s ACO – and it has nothing to do with health

1st January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s Accountable Care Organisation, due to take over from the National Health Service, west of the River Tamar, on 1st April, is already advertising for...