Cornwall Council Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee have set up a panel of 6 councillors to hold an inquiry into the proposed Accord for a shadow accountable care system between health and social care providers. West Cornwall Health Watch have responded to the panel.
In a week when Treliske hospital has been on black alert and ambulances have been queuing outside waiting to discharge patients instead of answering emergency calls, Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group continues to pursue a policy of closing Cornwall’s NHS Minor Injury Units, while insisting that nothing has yet been decided.
Minor Injuries Units in Cornwall - 'Absolutely no decisions have been made - which means what exactly? Peter Levin
Probably we all think we know what a decision is? But not everyone knows that the word ‘decision’ means one thing to the man and woman in the street and quite another to a bureaucrat? Read on to learn what consequences this can have.
The latest report on the 'Shaping our Future' project for health and social care in Cornwall, placed before Cornwall's Health and Wellbeing Board on January 25th, 2018, raises an important question about the project: is its purpose to meet the needs of the people of Cornwall, or is it primarily an exercise in empire-building?
A summary of the timeline about the 'temporary' closure of the inpatient beds at Edward Hain Community Hospital, St Ives. Recent reports to the Cornwall Council Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the matter have revealed the five kinds of nonsense that face those trying to bring together health and social care services in Cornwall and the public who are trying to understand the situation.
An informative review of Robert Naylor's independent report on NHS property and estates, prepared for West Cornwall HealthWatch.
An analysis by Dr Peter Levin of how the planning for Cornwall's STP is proceeding and why the public should be worried.
This report examines recent developments and draws some pessimistic conclusions about the Shaping our Future plan for health and social care for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, but goes on to suggest a more positive way forward.
Health and Social care - Why responsibility for communications and engagement should not be combined in a single position - A cautionary tale from Cornwall
This report tells the story of Cornwall's Sustainability and Transformation Plan from late 2016 to mid-2017, focusing on the problems of securing 'engagement' by the public. It reveals how communications between health bodies and the local authority, Cornwall Council, have come close to breaking down, and identifies the root cause of this as the combining of responsibilities for communications and engagement in a single position.
A critique of the report produced about the public engagement on Cornwall's Sustainability and Transformation Plan, outline business case, by Dr Peter Levin.