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

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

5th February 2018 By Graham Smith A 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 the National Health Service. The 999 Call for the NHS group, which is behind one of the Judicial Reviews trying to stop Accountable Care, describes the Inquiry Panel report as “negligent, vague,” and “entirely hollow and vacuous.” The group’s critique compares the Inquiry Panel document with the much more…

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Kennally Care facing legal challenge next week

Kennally Care facing legal challenge next week

Kennally Care facing legal challenge next week unless council “ceases and desists” from its NHS takeover 3rd February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall 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 Care System and an Accountable Care Organisation removes them from the two Judicial Reviews currently underway. Lawyers Leigh Day are to write to the council next week telling the authority to “cease and…

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Tory-Lib Dem coalition expected to endorse Kennally Care

Tory-Lib Dem coalition expected to endorse Kennally Care

Tory-Lib Dem coalition expected to endorse Kennally Care on Monday, putting Cornwall’s National Health Service under County Hall control 3rd February 2018 By Graham Smith The Inquiry Panel set up to consider the future of the NHS in Cornwall is, as expected, recommending that Cornwall Council should go ahead with “Kennally Care” and take the lead role in strategic commissioning. If Monday’s meeting of the council’s Health & Adult Social Care scrutiny committee accepts the recommendation of its six-member panel,…

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Re: ACS Judicial Reviews

Re: ACS Judicial Reviews

MESSAGE FROM CHRISTINA HYDE (campaignsbyyou@38degrees.org.uk)   Dear Friends, Thank you for signing the petition STOP the new plans to dismantle our NHS https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-the-plans-to-dismantle-our-nhs  and for sharing and donating to the two crowdfund appeals to support Legal Challenges to the dismantling structures called Accountable Care Organisations (ACO). This is to inform you that reponses you get to requests for information should go to me through the petition only. Nowhere else. What do your MPs and Councillors know about Accountable Care Systems…

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West Cornwall HealthWatch warns councillors

West Cornwall HealthWatch warns councillors

West Cornwall HealthWatch warns councillors they risk “destroying the trust and support of residents” if they endorse Kennally Care 2nd February 2018 By Graham Smith One 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 over the National Health Service and set up an Accountable Care System. WCHW, launched in 1997, has secured a reputation for well-researched critiques of NHS management and a calm, sober…

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

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

1st February 2018 By Graham Smith More than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part of the process which health chiefs expect to lead to the eventual closure of specialist units. NHS Kernow is due to unveil its latest thinking to its Citizens Advisory Panel this month. A total of 14 specialist Minor Injury Units (MIUs) are currently offered in Cornwall by NHS 111 call-handlers but…

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Committee chairman insists members will be given time to read and consider “Kennally Care” documents before deciding the future of Cornwall’s health service

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 2018 By 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 be given “all the time they need” to read and digest an Inquiry Panel report, which is currently not expected until the morning of the meeting. The Health & Adult Social Care scrutiny committee is due to meet at 10am on Monday (5th February) to make a recommendation to…

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Cornwall Council going full steam ahead for Kennally Care…

Cornwall Council going full steam ahead for Kennally Care…

…despite two Judicial Reviews and a Parliamentary Select Committee By Graham Smith The celebrated physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, and colleagues, have been given permission to challenge the “Kennally Care” proposals for taking over health services at a full Judicial Review. Mr Justice Walker said the application to challenge Accountable Care Organisations (ACO) “merited a full hearing” which will take place sometime after 14th March. A separate Judicial Review, brought by campaigners based in Yorkshire, has been given a firm date…

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

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

30th January 2018 By Graham Smith The 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 hearing. Its six members will make recommendations which will go to an extraordinary meeting of the council’s Health & Adult Social Care scrutiny committee meeting on Monday (5th February.) The council has said no background papers will be available before that meeting on Monday. It has still not…

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Save our NHS Campaign dates. Time for ACTION

Save our NHS Campaign dates. Time for ACTION

   CORNWALL: Wednesday 31st January: from 8.00am. Demo outside County Hall, Truro. It’ll be cold, probably wet, very early morning, and a 90 minute drive for those of us in Bude but PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT OUR VITAL NHS SERVICES! Cornwall Council need to see how seriously concerned we are. Meet on Sainsbury roundabout outside Cornwall council Truro at 8am. Please bring sounds,whistles,bells. We need labour banners,NHS placards with NO to ACSs, or ACOs on some of them, as…

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