Publications

West Cornwall HealthWatch

Five kinds of nonsense are keeping a community hospital closed

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.
West Cornwall HealthWatch

The Naylor Report reviewed by West Cornwall HealthWatch

An informative review of Robert Naylor's independent report on NHS property and estates, prepared for West Cornwall HealthWatch.
West Cornwall HealthWatch

Cornwall's STP. Why we need to see what's going on.

An analysis by Dr Peter Levin of how the planning for Cornwall's STP is proceeding and why the public should be worried.
West Cornwall HealthWatch

Community Hospitals under threat

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.
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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.
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The Cornwall STP engagement survey - What have we learned

A critique of the report produced about the public engagement on Cornwall's Sustainability and Transformation Plan, outline business case, by Dr Peter Levin.
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The Kings Fund report on delivering the STPs

The Kings Fund report on delivering sustainability and transformation plans, from ambitious proposals to credible plans
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West Cornwall HealthWatch update on Cornwall March 2017

An update on Cornwall's NHS, Social Care and STP for Spring 2017, produced by West Cornwall HealthWatch for their pop up shop in Penzance.
West Cornwall HealthWatch

Evidence from KONP for the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Cornwall's STP

Evidence submitted to the Cornwall Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the STP for Cornwall, by Keep Our NHS Public.
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Patients on Wheels Report from 2000

An in-depth investigation, carried out by members of Cornwall Community Health Council, into transport and access to health services in Cornwall in 2000. This is still relevant today in 2017. Unfortunately in converting the document to website suitable some of the tables and maps were not reproducible.

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