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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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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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