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

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

20th February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’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 amendment would have used cash from car parking enforcement and a proposed increase in spending on commercial services to protect health visitors, school nurses and post-16 education transport. Labour group leader Tim Dwelly said the proposal was a serious measure, accurately costed, which would protect children against some of the…

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Kennally Care facing a new Judicial Review within 7 days unless Cornwall Council puts plans on hold

Kennally Care facing a new Judicial Review within 7 days unless Cornwall Council puts plans on hold

14th February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall 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 yesterday (Tuesday) served formal notice of separate Judicial Review proceedings against the council, unless officials wait for the imminent outcome of two separate legal challenges to the premise of Whole System Plan Proposals (WPAPs). The law firm specialises in Judicial Reviews and has won a number of high…

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Kennally Care: what’s it worth to run both the council and the health service?

Kennally Care: what’s it worth to run both the council and the health service?

12th February 2018 By Graham Smith Health and council bosses have said no final decisions have yet been made about what salary should be paid to Kate Kennally for assuming the lead commissioning role once Cornwall’s proposed Accountable Care System takes over from the NHS on 1st April. Although the component parts of the NHS will continue to hold their statutory responsibilities, in the short-term, Ms Kennally has said the “shadow” ACS will immediately start to operate “as if” it enjoys…

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NHS England “made Cornwall change name from ACO to ACS….

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 2018 By Graham Smith The 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 names, according to a Freedom of Information answer provided by council and health bosses. The FOI answer provides the greatest level of detail so far about how the term “Accountable Care Organisation,” (ACO)…

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Towards a Cornwall Labour Party?

Towards a Cornwall Labour Party?

Passed by North Cornwall CLP on Tuesday:   North Cornwall Labour Party DEMOCRACY REVIEW – TOWARDS A CORNWALL LABOUR PARTY For submission to the Democracy Review before March deadline, as well as other Cornish CLPs, LCF and SW Region, seeking support:   Preamble: To help build a mass party it is desirable to connect party leaders, at all levels, with grassroots members. Yet too many Labour Party members and supporters do not even know the names of their Labour councillors….

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Is the NHS getting cold feet about Kennally Care?

Is the NHS getting cold feet about Kennally Care?

 A note of caution from the Clinical Commissioning Group, with final decision postponed 8th February 2018 By Graham Smith The 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 the key “partners,” pulled back from endorsing the idea immediately. The board of NHS Kernow had been expected to follow the example of Cornwall Council’s Health & Adult Social Care scrutiny committee, which had earlier voted unanimously…

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A five year plan, government cash, and don’t get sick

A five year plan, government cash, and don’t get sick

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 2018 By Graham Smith The chairman of NHS Kernow has told Cornwall Reports he expects his organisation to survive the transformation to “Kennally Care” until such time as the law is changed to allow for its abolition. Dr Iain Chorlton said the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group would continue to fulfil its statutory functions unless and…

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Cornwall Council to launch shadow Accountable Care System on 1st April

Cornwall Council to launch shadow Accountable Care System on 1st April

5th February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors today (Monday) cleared the way for Kennally Care to launch, in shadow form, on 1st April – without a business case or risk assessment. As expected, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat dominated Health & Adult Social Care scrutiny committee endorsed the recommendation of a six-member Inquiry Panel which called for the creation of a “new vehicle” to integrate strategic commissioning of healthcare.  All six members of the panel, which included one Mebyon Kernow councillor and…

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