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Decisions from 4 October 2016

The Governing Body made the following decisions on 4 October 2016:

  • Gluten free foods: From 30 November 2016, NHS Kernow will no longer pay for gluten-free food on prescription. 
  • Community menopause service: NHS Kernow will no longer pay for this service from the end of November 2016.  
  • Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC): NHS Kernow will disinvest from both these services and work with Cornwall Council to commission a new service that meets NHS guidelines. We would like to stress that we are absolutely not going to stop funding these two providers and will continue to pay for them until a new service is in place.
  • Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (WRASAC) – specialist counselling: NHS Kernow will disinvest from both these services and work with Cornwall Council to commission a new service that meets NHS guidelines. We would like to stress that we are absolutely not going to stop funding these two providers and will continue to pay for them until a new service is in place.
  • Pentreath Community Development Workers: NHS Kernow will continue to commission this service.  
  • Sanctuary House: NHS Kernow will continue to monitor this service.
  • Cornwall Rural Community Council: NHS Kernow will disinvest from the core service but will continue to commission a self-help grant.  
  • Pentreath Vocational Workers; Pentreath Primary Care Vocational Workers; Pentreath and Penta Health and Wellbeing Enablement Project: NHS Kernow will no longer commission these services from 1 April 2017, but will work with Cornwall Council, which has primary responsibility for commissioning befriending, wellbeing promotion and prevention services, to explore joint funding arrangements. 
  • Carrick Mind: NHS Kernow will no longer commission these services from 1 April 2017, but will work with Cornwall Council, which has primary responsibility for commissioning befriending, wellbeing promotion and prevention services, to explore joint funding arrangements. 
  • Restormel Mind: NHS Kernow will no longer commission these services from 1 April 2017, but will work with Cornwall Council, which has primary responsibility for commissioning befriending, wellbeing promotion and prevention services, to explore joint funding arrangements. 
  • Penta Health and Wellbeing – Befriending: NHS Kernow will no longer commission these services from 1 April 2017, but will work with Cornwall Council, which has primary responsibility for commissioning befriending, wellbeing promotion and prevention services, to explore joint funding arrangements. 
  • Rethink Mental Illness – day centre and community services: NHS Kernow will no longer commission these services from 1 April 2017, but will work with Cornwall Council, which has primary responsibility for commissioning befriending, wellbeing promotion and prevention services, to explore joint funding arrangements. 
  • Nightlink Telephone and Text Service: NHS Kernow will no longer fund this service from 31 October 2016.
  • Sea Sanctuary: NHS Kernow will no longer provide a £1,000 grant.