Politics

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...

Council’s sale of small farms nets more than £10 million – but leaves newcomers with nowhere to go

23rd January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has made more than £10 million in recent years by selling off its farms. The council is pursuing a policy of...

Disability Rights: Is Cornwall the most expensive parking authority in Britain?

22nd January 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Disabled people who cannot park outside their own homes should not have to pay Cornwall Council more than £3,000 for the creation of...

Tax-dodging second home owners costing Cornwall £10 million a year

22nd January 2018 By Anne North Cornwall Council is being urged to help close a tax loophole which allows the owners of holiday lets to dodge nearly £10 million...

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”...

Cornwall Council’s new homes are too posh, according to Savills

15th January 2018 By Peter Tremayne Plans to build nearly 100 council houses to rent in Cornwall have hit a snag even before they have properly started.  Build costs...

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 2018 By Graham Smith The establishment of an Accountable Care Partnership, to supply healthcare subject to the commissioning intentions of Cornwall Council's chief executive Kate Kennally, appears...

Cornwall Council buildings not properly assessed for fire risks, according to post-Grenfell Tower safety audit

14th January 2018 By Anne North More than 150 properties in Cornwall have not had a proper fire risk assessment, according to an internal audit for Cornwall Council. The...

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

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

36 councillors facing tears before bed-time

11th January 2018 By Anne North The difficulties of squeezing the thoughts of 123 Cornwall councillors into how only 87 of them will find “lifeboat” divisions will again be...

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

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

The clock is ticking – is Cornwall’s Wave Hub in danger of disappearing down the Brexit plug-hole?

9th January 2018 By Julia Penhaligon With no new European money on the horizon, what happens when the dowry is spent? It is more than 20 years since Tony...

Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton on her way to cabinet post?

8th January 2018 By Graham Smith Speculation is growing at Westminster that Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton could be promoted to the cabinet today (Monday.) Ms Newton, who...

Kennally Care: will the Inquisition get any straight answers?

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

Four candidates for Falmouth by-election

6th January 2018 By Anne North There will be four candidates for the forthcoming Cornwall Council by-election at Falmouth, following the death of Labour’s Candy Atherton in October.  Polling...

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

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

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

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