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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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The Kennally Care spin isn’t working

The Kennally Care spin isn’t working

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”   By Graham Smith Cornwall’s health and council chiefs have accepted they are losing the battle for public opinion – but today (Thursday) resolved to press ahead with their creation of an Accountable Care System, putting the council’s chief executive Kate Kennally in overall charge of strategic commissioning. A meeting of Cornwall’s Health and Wellbeing…

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Cornwall to go ahead with ACS

Cornwall to go ahead with ACS

Kennally Care still on track for 1st April launch, despite Jeremy Hunt pausing roll-out of ACOs 25th January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall 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 his proposed rollout of an NHS restructure to allow for proper scrutiny by a Parliamentary select committee. Health and council officials are stressing that their plans – for an Accountable Care System –…

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Health campaigners vow to continue their Judicial Reviews

Health campaigners vow to continue their Judicial Reviews

Health campaigners vow to continue their Judicial Reviews pending clarification over ACO/ACS and Cornwall’s “Kennally Care” 25th January 2018 By Graham Smith Campaigners 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 Care Organisations” and “Accountable Care Systems.” The campaigners fear that the government’s promise to pause the introduction of ACO/ACS structures could be worthless. Two separate Judicial Reviews are currently working their way through…

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