CornishStuff, 20 March 2017

Members of West Cornwall HealthWatch (WCHW) have delivered 300+ postcards to MP Derek Thomas at his constituency office on behalf of his constituents and their growing concerns about future of local NHS services.

The postcards were in batches of 30, tied with black or saffron ribbon. They nestled inside a lobster pot which had been decorated the afternoon before by members of West Cornwall HealthWatch and Penzance 38 Degrees.


Outline Business Case” was not fit for purpose as a public document”


Cornish Stuff, 15 March 2017

Members of Cornwall’s Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee have raised serious concerns over some aspects of the Outline Business Case for Cornwall’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan and the way the engagement process has been carried out.

produced by the sub committee which was set up earlier this year to review the development of the Outline Business Case and the engagement process.

While the statement from the sub committee supports the strategic intent of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan, it raises concerns over a range of issues, including the viability of the financial plans, the quality of the engagement with members of the public and with staff and key stakeholders, a potential reduction in beds, the lack of information about mental health services and services for children and young people, and the timeframe for publishing the Final Business Case.  More – via Cornish Stuff  

Trerice comment :

Integration was supposed to have been going on for years. However, IT systems needed serious money spent on it because health, social care and GPs etc all used different electronic record systems. Devolution is supported by the current government as long as everything done fits a central government agenda and the all evidence suggests they are not going to give extra cash to the NHS without requiring more and more involvement from the private sector. NHS trusts have not been able to afford the upkeep on their buildings i.e. community hospitals, community team and and have been forced to to sell them (often at a knock down price) to building developers, which doesn’t give one confidence that central government isn’t leading the NHS on a one way road to privatisation.


More jobs to meet the job needs of more people

The plan for Camborne=-Pool-Redruth etc is more jobs and more housing!!! The east – west link will provide access to new development areas and relieve the existing East Hill junction allowing capacity for a number of other developments to go ahead. This will lead to the creation of up to 5,500 new jobs and associated […]

via More jobs to meet the job needs of more people – what is the point? — coserginfo

Grand Bard of Cornwall not entirely impressed with MPs attitude

Article source: CornishStuff, 7 March 2017

This week, as we await the first report on how the UK government has responded to giving Cornwall National Minority Status, a row is erupting over use of a new £100k fund for Cornish Culture, the attitude of our MPs and how they are representing Cornwall up the line.

The National Minority report is not expected to be favourable to the government so ahead of the announcement, Cornwall’s 6 Tory MPs have used St Piran’s Day to laud an announcement about the creation of a £100k Cornish Culture Fund.

More…..Row erupts over our MPs attitude to Cornish Culture and how to spend £100k – Grand Bard: “I’m not entirely impressed…” — Cornish Stuff