Browsed by
Author: Patricia Richens

Plymouth Labour – volunteer for Polling Day May 3rd

Plymouth Labour – volunteer for Polling Day May 3rd

The message from Plymouth Labour: “All of the local election campaign have been directed towards this one day, May 3rd. Every single vote counts, we’ve spent countless hours knocking on doors over the campaign finding our voters, and the more people we have on polling day the more of our Labour voters we can get to the polls – this is Labour’s strength when our members come together for a massive movement of people in the space of a day. Most…

Read More Read More

EXCLUSIVE – the “behind the scenes” plan to close Cornwall’s health visitor bases and reduce the level of service

EXCLUSIVE – the “behind the scenes” plan to close Cornwall’s health visitor bases and reduce the level of service

26th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health chiefs are planning to close and sell more than a dozen health visitor bases, moving staff into council offices.  The strategy is to cut down on home-visits, and to make patients travel further, by prior appointment, to clinics. A confidential “Questions and Answer” document, detailing the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust plan, has been passed to Cornwall Reports. The document is intended to brief managers about the lines to take when communicating…

Read More Read More

Judgement reserved after Judicial Review hears how Accountable Care could change the NHS

Judgement reserved after Judicial Review hears how Accountable Care could change the NHS

25th April 2018 By Graham Smith Judgement has been reserved in the High Court case which will determine if Cornwall Council can revive its ambition to take over health services through an Accountable Care Organisation. Judge Tim Kerr promised that his ruling would come soon.  “This is a matter of some urgency,” he said. Although Cornwall Council was not a party to the Judicial Review, the case is directly relevant to NHS England’s proposed “whole population annual payment” contract which…

Read More Read More

Cornwall MIU Threatened Closures – Petition – Please Sign!

Cornwall MIU Threatened Closures – Petition – Please Sign!

From St Austell and Newquay Labour Party: There are 13 Minor Injury Units (MIUs) in Cornwall, They are in Bodmin, Camborne, Falmouth, Helston, Launceston, Liskeard, Newquay, St Austell and Stratton (Fowey and Saltash are currently closed) as well as one each at West Cornwall Hospital and Treliske.  Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, who commission services for the people of Cornwall, propose reducing this number from thirteen to four. Click the link below to read more and to sign the petition: https://staustellandnewquaylabour.weebly.com/petition-against-closure-of-minor-injury-units.html  

Leeds High Court Judicial Review could revive Cornwall Council’s “Kennally Care” NHS project

Leeds High Court Judicial Review could revive Cornwall Council’s “Kennally Care” NHS project

24th April 2018 By Graham Smith A landmark legal action is due to start today (Tuesday) to consider if the National Health Service can surrender large parts of its budget to other organisations. The case has major implications for the way health and council chiefs in Cornwall hope to restructure services, and has the potential to re-launch the currently stalled “Kennally Care” project at County Hall. A Judicial Review is scheduled to start at Leeds High Court this morning.  Health…

Read More Read More

Upcoming Events:

Upcoming Events:

Click the links for more details: Saturday 21st April (tomorrow!) – School Cuts Campaign – Bude Triangle 11.00am – 1.00pm Sunday 29th April – Unseat Plymouth Tory Council with Owen Jones – Nowhere Inn, Plymouth Wednesday 2nd May – UNITE Community – East Cornwall Launch – St Petroc Community Centre, Bodmin Satrurday 19th May – Persuasive Conversation Training – Chy Trevail, Bodmin  

Champagne-gate: the 50-page FOI answer that simply poses more questions about that council trip to the south of France

Champagne-gate: the 50-page FOI answer that simply poses more questions about that council trip to the south of France

12th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has published a remarkable 50-page Freedom of Information answer in a bid to draw a line under last month’s six-person, four-day trip to the south of France.  The document, however, simply begs more questions – questions which go to the heart of the relationship between senior executive officers and elected councillors. The main points of the FOI answer include: Chief Executive Kate Kennally told council leader Adam Paynter, in November 2017, of…

Read More Read More

“COME CLEAN ON FUTURE OF NORTH CORNWALL’S COMMUNITY HEALTH FACILITIES”, LABOUR TELLS NHS KERNOW

“COME CLEAN ON FUTURE OF NORTH CORNWALL’S COMMUNITY HEALTH FACILITIES”, LABOUR TELLS NHS KERNOW

North Cornwall Labour Party supporters are calling on NHS Kernow to disclose more details about how it is planning to close Minor Injury Units (MIUs.) There are three MIUs in North Cornwall – Bude, Launceston and Bodmin – and all are under threat. Confidential NHS minutes (SOF1) obtained using Freedom of Information laws, reveal that health officials are considering how patients in East Cornwall could be forced to travel to Devon for minor injury treatment.  Minor injuries are defined as…

Read More Read More