NHS Kernow News http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/rss-feeds/news/ News about NHS Kernow en-GB Saturday, January 20, 2018 Rippleffect.com 15 Accountable Care System Inquiry - day three round up http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/01/accountable-care-system-inquiry-day-three-round-up/ Councillors have heard from senior health officers about the preferred options for the integrated strategic commissioning of health and social care in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly during the latest session of the Accountable Care System Inquiry. 6082 1/16/2018 12:00:00 AM Inspirational and dedicated urgent care nurse Sharon receives top award http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/01/inspirational-and-dedicated-urgent-care-nurse-sharon-receives-top-award/ A mum who has dedicated nearly three decades to caring for others has received recognition for her commitment to patients and inspiring the next generation of nurses. 6079 1/15/2018 12:00:00 AM Accountable Care System inquiry day http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/01/accountable-care-system-inquiry-day/ Councillors yesterday learned more about the way in which an accountable care system could work in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as part of a series of inquiry sessions set up to look at proposals for integrating health and social care. 6078 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow's statement in response to reports that 10 minor injury units will close http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/01/statement-in-response-to-reports-that-minor-injury-units-will-close/ Statement from Jackie Pendleton, NHS Kernow’s Chief Officer, speaking on behalf of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly health and care system. 6075 1/4/2018 12:00:00 AM New NHS app gives you quicker information about hospital waiting times http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/12/new-nhs-app-gives-quicker-information-about-waiting-times/ You can now download a new free app to get information about waiting and travel times for urgent NHS services in Devon and Cornwall. 6065 12/22/2017 12:00:00 AM Don’t give Norovirus to your loved ones in care homes and hospitals this Christmas http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/12/dont-give-norovirus-to-your-loved-ones-in-care-homes-and-hospitals-this-christmas/ No-one wants a vomiting bug as a Christmas present, but each winter many people unintentionally bring Norovirus into hospitals and care home when visiting loved ones. 6059 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM Plans for a Shadow Accountable Care System http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/12/plans-for-a-shadow-accountable-care-system/ The NHS and local government in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are agreed that the way services are currently commissioned and provided won’t address the changing the needs of their local communities. 6043 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM Shaping our Future Transformation Board open to the public http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/12/shaping-our-future-transformation-board-meeting/ On Tuesday 19 December, the Shaping our Future Transformation Board will take place and members of the public are welcome to come along and listen to the discussion. 6045 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow agrees to retain and reconfigure the Telehealth service http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/12/nhs-kernow-agrees-to-retain-and-reconfigure-the-telehealth-service/ NHS Kernow’s Governing Body has approved plans to retain and reconfigure Telehealth services, working in partnership with the provider Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. 6040 12/8/2017 12:00:00 AM Help prevent the spread of Norovirus and why you should move your toothbrush away from the toilet basin http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/12/help-prevent-the-spread-of-norovirus-and-why-you-should-move-your-toothbrush-away-from-the-toilet-basin/ If you want to help stop Norovirus spreading don’t go to hospital - and move your toothbrush away from anywhere near the toilet basin. 6037 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM Changes to prescriptions http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/11/changes-to-prescriptions/ NHS England has today agreed plans to save hundreds of millions of pounds each year by recommending low value treatments, including fish oil, herbal remedies and homeopathy no longer be provided on the NHS, and launching a consultation on curbs to prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ products such as paracetamol. 6035 11/30/2017 12:00:00 AM Self-management of Long Term Conditions survey http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/11/self-management-of-long-term-conditions-survey/ The Public Health team at Cornwall Council are working with partners across the health, social care and voluntary sector to better understand how to support people to self-manage their own conditions. 6044 11/27/2017 12:00:00 AM A diabetes walking group in St Austell is transforming people’s health and happiness http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/11/a-diabetes-walking-group-in-st-austell-is-transforming-peoples-health-and-happiness/ People living with diabetes have described on World Diabetes Day (November 14) how a weekly walk coordinated by St Austell Healthcare and the Eden Project has transformed their health, their lives and brought them new friends and lots of laughter. 6017 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM People of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly feeling benefits of new diabetes prevention programme http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/11/people-of-cornwall-and-the-isles-of-scilly-feeling-benefits-of-new-diabetes-prevention-programme/ Grandfather Peter O’Donnell is just one of 26,000 people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. But thanks to an NHS diabetes prevention programme the Portreath resident has a new lease of life. 6024 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM Residents offered help to maintain winter wellbeing http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/11/residents-offered-help-to-maintain-winter-wellbeing/ With the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping, residents are being offered help to keep their warm and well this winter. 6006 11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM Hundreds of thousands more children in South West eligible to get the flu vaccine this winter http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/11/hundreds-of-thousands-more-children-in-south-west-eligible-to-get-the-flu-vaccine-this-winter/ Public Health England is urging parents whose children have not yet been vaccinated against flu to do so before the winter flu season begins. 6003 11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM Diabetes pathway commended at national awards http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/10/diabetes-pathway-commended-at-national-awards/ Work to provide better, easier support and care to people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly living with diabetes has been highly commended at a national awards ceremony. 5998 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM Share your views at Launceston air quality exhibition http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/10/share-your-views-at-launceston-air-quality-exhibition/ There’s an opportunity for people in Launceston to have their say on proposals to improve air quality in the town at a drop in exhibition in Launceston Town Hall on Wednesday 8 November from 3-7pm. 6002 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/10/taking-antibiotics-when-you-don’t-need-them-puts-you-and-your-family-at-risk/ If you take antibiotics, when you don’t need them, the next time you get an infection it is more likely that antibiotics will not work, making it harder to treat. This is even more likely for children who have taken antibiotics. 5990 10/23/2017 12:00:00 AM Patient Transport update http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/10/patient-transport-update/ Read the latest update on our non-emergency patient transport policy. 5988 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM CQC calls on Cornwall’s health and social care leaders to refocus on the needs of people moving between services http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/10/cqc-review-on-health-and-social-care-services-in-cornwall/ The Care Quality Commission has called on leaders of the organisations that oversee the provision of health and social care in Cornwall to join forces and work together to ensure that people get the services they need as they move through the system. 5984 10/5/2017 12:00:00 AM Highest smoking quit success rates on record http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/09/highest-smoking-quit-success-rates-on-record/ Expert report says there’s never been a better time to stop smoking. 5973 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM Share your thoughts about the Telehealth service: six-week consultation launched http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/09/share-your-thoughts-about-the-telehealth-service/ NHS Kernow is asking people to share their thoughts and experiences of using the Telehealth service. People will be able to share their views about the service from 19 September to 1 November 2017. 5972 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM NHS launches new drive to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/09/heart-attack-and-stroke-prevention/ The NHS, working with Public Health England, has announced a new drive to prevent heart attacks and strokes saving thousands of lives by taking a more integrated approach to cardiovascular care. 5968 9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM Mum shares how suicide liaison service saved her life http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/09/mum-shares-how-suicide-liaison-service-saved-her-life/ To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, NHS Kernow is raising awareness of a specialist support service for people bereaved by suicide. 5960 9/10/2017 12:00:00 AM Do you or one of your family use an electric blanket? http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/09/free-winter-safety-event/ Pop along to one of the events being held in September and October across Cornwall and have it checked for free. 5971 9/6/2017 12:00:00 AM Adults (aged 40-60) in South West at risk as over 560,000 do not manage a brisk ten minute walk each month http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/08/a-10-minute-walk-every-day-can-make-a-difference/ A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”. 5946 8/24/2017 12:00:00 AM Pharmacists are treating more people than ever who have been injured in seagull attacks http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/08/pharmacists-treat-more-people-injured-in-seagull-attacks/ More people than ever are seeking medical advice and treatment for injuries caused by aggressive seagulls. 5933 8/3/2017 12:00:00 AM Shaping Our Future recruitment campaign http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/07/shaping-our-future-recruitment-campaign/ Staff who are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives, either on a ward, in a GP surgery, or in their home are being recruited now! 5926 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM Shaping Our Future Clinical Director vacancy http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/07/shaping-our-future-clinical-director-vacancy/ We are looking to appoint an exceptional and inspiring clinician to join the Shaping Our Future team to provide senior clinical leadership and advice in transforming health and care for local citizens. 5913 7/7/2017 12:00:00 AM Success for joint bid to run new integrated NHS 111 and GP out of hours service http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/06/new-integrated-nhs-111-and-gp-out-of-hours-service/ A joint partnership has been chosen to run the new integrated GP out of hours and NHS 111 service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 5881 6/20/2017 12:00:00 AM Cover up to reduce cancer risks http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/06/cover-up-to-reduce-cancer-risks/ Campaign urges men who work or love the outdoors to be a friend to their skin and ‘Cover Up, Mate’ to reduce cancer risks 5879 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM BOG CASTS campaign launches for Men’s Health Week http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/06/bog-casts-campaign-launches/ A new campaign using toilet humour is launching to get men to think about their wellbeing during Men’s Health Week (12-18 June). 5870 6/14/2017 12:00:00 AM MSK engagement opportunity http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/05/msk-engagement-opportunity/ Have you had a hip or knee replacement due to arthritis and do you live in west Cornwall, mid Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly? 5858 5/18/2017 12:00:00 AM You don’t have to go to the emergency department to fix sprains and strains http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/04/choose-well-this-easter/ Don’t spend your Easter Holiday bank holiday waiting in the emergency department to get sprains, strains and broken bones fixed - head straight for your nearest Minor Injury Unit (MIU) or Urgent Care Centre. 5846 4/11/2017 12:00:00 AM Bodmin Treatment Centre http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/03/bodmin-treatment-centre/ Statement from NHS Kernow regarding Bodmin Treatment Centre. 5830 3/30/2017 12:00:00 AM New talking therapies provider announced for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/01/new-talking-therapies-provider-announced-for-cornwall-and-isles-of-scilly/ Access to NHS services that support people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression will be made easier following the award of a new contract to Outlook South West. 5761 1/17/2017 12:00:00 AM System pressures – issued on behalf of Cornwall’s health and care system http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2017/01/system-pressures/ Statement from NHS Kernow on behalf of Cornwall's health and care system. 5730 1/4/2017 12:00:00 AM Cornwall welcomes announcement of National Diabetes Prevention Programme http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/12/national-diabetes-prevention-programme/ Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are delighted announce that they have been selected as one of the second wave of sites across England to be included in the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP). 5724 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AM Don’t give the gift of a tummy bug this Christmas! http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/12/dont-give-the-gift-of-a-tummy-bug-this-christmas!/ Eat your heart out Gareth Malone: the best amateur NHS choir in Cornwall has been warming up its vocal chords in St Austell to educate people on how to avoid nasty tummy bugs this Christmas. 5720 12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM ‘Tis the season to stay well http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/12/tis-the-season-to-stay-well/ Make sure you’re prepared for any potential health conditions this Christmas. 5716 12/19/2016 12:00:00 AM Cornish mum’s experience of sepsis leads to national government campaign http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/12/cornish-mums-experience-of-sepsis-leads-to-national-government-campaign/ The death of William Mead to sepsis back in 2014 led to his mother, Melissa, asking hospitals and health care professionals to be more aware of the signs and symptoms of this infection. 5714 12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM Practical advice for parents whose child has norovirus http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/11/practical-advice-for-parents-whose-child-has-norovirus/ It’s that time of year when norovirus is laying babies and children low with sickness and diarrhoea. The virus has some other unpleasant symptoms including stomach cramps, a temperature, headache and aching limbs. 5679 11/22/2016 12:00:00 AM Know how to look after yourself this winter http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/11/know-how-to-look-after-yourself-this-winter/ We're supporting national Self-Care Week and want to help people be more active in looking after themselves and their family, particularly at this time of year when coughs, colds and bugs increase. 5666 11/15/2016 12:00:00 AM Response to the Health Committee report on underfunding of adult social care http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/11/response-to-the-health-committee-report-on-underfunding-of-adult-social-care/ NHS Kernow welcomes today’s report by the Commons health select committee. Read our full statement here. 5657 11/3/2016 12:00:00 AM Paediatric Big 6 and sepsis training sessions http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/10/paediatric-big-6-and-sepsis-training-sessions/ GPs are invited to attend a training session on paediatric Big 6 and sepsis, which are arranged to take place across the county. 5627 10/19/2016 12:00:00 AM Parents encouraged to vaccinate children against flu http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/10/parents-encouraged-to-vaccinate-children-against-flu/ NHS Kernow and Cornwall Council Public Health are urging parents in Cornwall to make sure young children are vaccinated against flu, as this year’s national campaign gets under way. 5640 10/12/2016 12:00:00 AM Governing Body makes decisions on future funding of 16 smaller services http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/10/governing-body-makes-decisions-future-funding-of-16-smaller-services/ Our Governing Body has approved a series of recommendations about the future commissioning arrangements of services it pays for, including improving support for people affected by rape and sexual abuse. 5633 10/7/2016 12:00:00 AM Fathers-to-be in Cornwall get prepared for parenthood with DadPads http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/08/fathers-to-be-in-cornwall-get-prepared-for-parenthood-with-dadpads/ An information pack developed by dads, for dads, is helping men prepare for family life and tackles the mental health issues which can affect new parents. 5595 8/10/2016 12:00:00 AM Camborne and Redruth Minor Injury Unit provides additional Doctor cover during evenings and weekends http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/08/camborne-and-redruth-minor-injury-unit-provides-additional-doctor-cover-during-evenings-and-weekends/ The Camborne and Redruth Minor Injury Unit is putting more Doctors on duty during evenings and weekends. The unit will now be known as a Minor Injuries Unit and Primary Care Centre. 5589 8/4/2016 12:00:00 AM Choose Well and keep the emergency department free for life-threatening conditions http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/07/choose-well-and-keep-the-emergency-department-free-for-life-threatening-conditions/ People in Cornwall are being asked to use the right health service, following an increase in demand at the emergency department in Truro. 5572 7/22/2016 12:00:00 AM Public Accounts Committee report: discharging older people from acute hospital http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/07/public-accounts-committee-report-discharging-older-people-from-acute-hospital/ NHS Kernow's statement on the Public Accounts Committee report on discharging older people from acute hospital. 5566 7/21/2016 12:00:00 AM Help reduce medicine waste and save NHS money http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/07/help-reduce-medicine-waste-and-save-nhs-money/ People in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being urged not to waste their medication – which costs the local NHS up to £3million a year. 5560 7/19/2016 12:00:00 AM Male outdoor workers urged to “Cover Up, Mate” as skin cancer in men continues to rise http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/07/male-outdoor-workers-urged-to-cover-up-as-skin-cancer-in-men-continues-to-rise/ Men who spend long periods of time outdoors are being urged to protect themselves against the sun this summer amid a rise in the number of people being diagnosed with skin cancer in South West. 5565 7/18/2016 12:00:00 AM Be Clear on Cancer http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/07/be-clear-on-cancer/ First national Be Clear on Cancer campaign to raise awareness of symptoms of lung cancer, lung disease and heart disease begins. 5553 7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM Have your say on proposed changes to gluten-free food prescriptions http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/06/have-your-say-on-proposed-changes-to-gluten-free-food-prescriptions/ NHS Kernow wants people’s views on proposals to no longer provide gluten-free foods on prescription. 5538 6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM Joyce Redfearn joins the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Sustainability and Transformation team http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/06/joyce-redfearn-joins-the-cornwall-and-isles-of-scilly-sustainability-and-transformation-team/ Joyce Redfearn, an experienced health and social care leader, has been appointed as the Chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Transformation Board and Convener of the local Sustainability and Transformation Plan. 5530 6/17/2016 12:00:00 AM Broke it like Beckham? Your nearest minor injury unit will get you back on your feet http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/06/broke-it-like-beckham-your-nearest-minor-injury-unit-will-get-you-back-on-your-feet/ Fancy yourself as a budding Jamie Vardy during Euro 16, but poor dribbling skills have left you with a sprained, strained or broken leg? Head to your nearest minor injury unit for treatment. 5525 6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM Diabetes Week http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/06/diabetes-week/ Diabetes Week offers a great opportunity for everyone to take time to think about diabetes. 5523 6/13/2016 12:00:00 AM You don’t have to go to the emergency department to fix sprains and strains http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/05/you-don’t-have-to-go-to-the-emergency-department-to-fix-sprains-and-strains/ Don’t spend your bank holiday waiting in the emergency department to get sprains, strains and broken bones fixed - head straight for your nearest Minor Injury Unit (MIU) or Urgent Care Centre. 5492 5/24/2016 12:00:00 AM Non-emergency patient transport service contract changes hands http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/05/non-emergency-patient-transport-service-contract-changes-hands/ Non-emergency patient transport services in Cornwall will be provided by a new organisation from the summer. 5482 5/10/2016 12:00:00 AM Capability and Capacity Review http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/05/capability-and-capacity-review/ Read our statement on the Capability and Capacity Review. 5472 5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM Help reduce the spread of Norovirus http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/05/help-reduce-the-spread-of-norovirus/ The diarrhoea and sickness bug, Norovirus, is circulating in the community. Please use alternative services wherever possible. 5476 5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM Statement on smaller services review http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/04/statement-on-smaller-services-review/ Read our statement on the smaller services review here. 5468 4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM New Choose Well campaign launched in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/04/new-choose-well-campaign-launched-in-cornwall-and-the-isles-of-scilly/ People in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being urged to Choose Well as part of a new campaign to help people gain a better understanding of the range of local health services available. 5466 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM Local health leader’s public plea ahead of industrial action and Bank Holiday http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/04/local-health-leader’s-public-plea-ahead-of-industrial-action-and-bank-holiday/ People in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being urged to use local healthcare services wisely and think about the best place for treatment and care with the two-day junior doctors’ strike and Bank Holiday looming. 5460 4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow financial update http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/04/nhs-kernow-financial-update/ Statement on the financial challenges facing NHS Kernow and the wider local health and care system. 5453 4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM High demand puts local health and social care system under major pressure http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/04/high-demand-puts-local-health-and-social-care-system-under-major-pressure/ The local health and social care system in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly remains under major pressure – with the unprecedented demand showing no sign of easing. 5436 4/5/2016 12:00:00 AM Helping the NHS to help you this Easter http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/03/helping-the-nhs-to-help-you-this-easter/ As many people prepare to tackle the garden, dabble in DIY and spend time with friends and family, residents and tourists are being reminded that A&E is for life-threatening conditions only and that alternative health services are available locally. 5373 3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM Notice blood in your pee? See your doctor http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/02/notice-blood-in-your-pee-see-your-doctor/ A local health leader is encouraging people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to contact their GP if they see any blood in their urine as it could be a sign of bladder or kidney cancer. 5336 2/23/2016 12:00:00 AM NHS sets out plans to strengthen urgent care in Camborne and Redruth http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/01/nhs-sets-out-plans-to-strengthen-urgent-care-in-camborne-and-redruth/ Plans are being developed to strengthen the NHS Urgent Care Centre (UCC) at Camborne Redruth Community Hospital. 5275 1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM Cornish residents to help shape the future of local Health and Social Care services http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/01/cornish-residents-to-help-shape-the-future-of-local-health-and-social-care-services/ Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow are seeking the views of Cornwall’s residents to help them shape the future of the county’s health and social care services. 5272 1/25/2016 12:00:00 AM System pressures - 5 January 2016 http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2016/01/system-pressures-5-january-2016/ The local health and social care system is currently experiencing high demand – including pressure on A&E and patient flow. Please think carefully about the most appropriate place to be seen should you become ill. 5201 1/5/2016 12:00:00 AM Top tips to keep you happy, healthy and at home over the festive season http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/12/top-tips-to-keep-you-happy,-healthy-and-at-home-over-the-festive-season/ Local health leaders are encouraging people to use NHS services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly responsibly over the festive season and New Year. 5187 12/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Don’t be left out in the cold – understand how to look after your winter ailments http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/11/don’t-be-left-out-in-the-cold-–-understand-how-to-look-after-your-winter-ailments/ People in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being encouraged to take care of their own health – when appropriate – this winter. 5167 11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM Preferred adult community health services provider announced http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/11/preferred-adult-community-health-services-provider-announced/ A local NHS consortium has been named as NHS Kernow’s preferred provider to deliver the adult community health services contract in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly from 1 April 2016 5158 11/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Become an Antibiotic Guardian to protect precious medicines http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/11/become-an-antibiotic-guardian-to-protect-precious-medicines/ Health experts in Cornwall are backing a campaign to stop the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, which is leading to many bacteria becoming resistant to these essential medicines. 5154 11/13/2015 12:00:00 AM Local norovirus cases confirmed http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/11/local-norovirus-cases-confirmed/ Read more here about how you can help keep people safe at home and prevent norovirus getting into health and care organisations. 5153 11/10/2015 12:00:00 AM Appropriate use of local healthcare services during the winter http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/10/appropriate-use-of-local-healthcare-services-during-the-winter/ People in Cornwall are being encouraged to think carefully about the most appropriate place to go for treatment and care if they fall ill as winter sets in. 5148 10/29/2015 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow wins prestigious technology award http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/10/nhs-kernow-wins-prestigious-technology-award/ NHS Kernow has won the prestigious ‘Best use of IT to support clinical treatment and care’ award at the E-Health Insider Awards 2015. 5090 10/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Health expert’s top tips to beat winter bug http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/09/health-expert’s-top-tips-to-beat-winter-bug/ A health expert is urging people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to take some simple steps to help beat a distressing stomach bug after the first suspected local cases were reported as winter approaches. 5079 9/25/2015 12:00:00 AM Minister hears about innovative Living Well approach http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/09/minister-hears-about-innovative-living-well-approach/ Living Well, which helps people take control of their lives and reduce their dependency on health and care services, has attracted more national interest – inspiring a Ministerial visit this week. 5078 9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Hospital admissions plummet, thanks to pioneering Living Well http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/08/hospital-admissions-plummet,-thanks-to-pioneering-living-well/ The award-winning Living Well, which helps people take control of their lives and reduce their dependency on health and care services, has led to a 34 per cent* reduction in emergency hospital admissions. 5040 8/11/2015 12:00:00 AM Joint statement from NHS Kernow and Cornwall Council re commissioning of children's community health services http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/07/joint-statement-re-commissioning-of-childrens-community-health-services/ A joint statement from NHS Kernow and Cornwall Council about the children's community health services procurements. 5025 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Major milestone achieved towards integrating health and social care http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/07/major-milestone-achieved-towards-integrating-health-and-social-care/ Cornwall Council has joined with the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP and NHS Kernow to welcome the official signing of the Cornwall Devolution Deal. 4989 7/16/2015 12:00:00 AM Case for Cornwall update http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/07/case-for-cornwall-update/ NHS Kernow's reaction to the Chancellor's announcement regarding closer integration in Cornwall during today's Budget speech. 4931 7/8/2015 12:00:00 AM Community health services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/07/community-health-services-in-cornwall-and-the-isles-of-scilly/ NHS Kernow and Peninsula Community Health (PCH) have agreed the terms of a new contract to provide community health services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 4924 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM Governing Body, June 2015 - a review by Dr Iain Chorlton http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/06/blog-a-reflection-on-junes-governing-body-meeting/ Personal observations from Dr Iain Chorlton on the June 2015 Governing Body meeting. 4909 6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM New out-of-hours service rolled out in Cornwall http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/06/new-out-of-hours-service-rolled-out-in-cornwall/ A new GP out-of-hours (OOH) service has launched in Cornwall. A consortium jointly owned by the GP practices of Cornwall and Devon Doctors, the GP-led social enterprise responsible for the provision of OOH care across the border, has assumed responsibility for the urgent OOH service. 4879 6/1/2015 12:00:00 AM Pharmacists can help treat minor ailments http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/05/pharmacists-can-help-treat-minor-ailments/ Did you know your local pharmacy can offer a wealth of health support for a range of common illnesses, without having to see your GP? 4878 5/28/2015 12:00:00 AM Prepare for any health issues this bank holiday weekend http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/05/prepare-for-any-health-issues-this-bank-holiday-weekend/ Making sure you know where to get treated for any health mishaps should be as important as stocking up on food and drink for the bank holiday weekend, Monday 25 May. 4875 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM Prepare for any health issues this bank holiday weekend http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/04/prepare-for-any-health-issues-this-bank-holiday-weekend/ Making sure you know where to get treated for any health mishaps should be as important as stocking up on food and drink for the bank holiday weekend, Monday, 4 May. 4827 4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Governing Body, April 2015 - a review by Dr Iain Chorlton http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/04/blog-a-reflection-on-aprils-governing-body-meeting/ Personal observations from Dr Iain Chorlton on the April 2015 Governing Body meeting. 4911 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Renewed appeal to stop the spread of Norovirus http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/04/renewed-appeal-to-stop-the-spread-of-norovirus/ Please stay away from our hospitals and care homes if you’ve had sickness or diarrhoea in the last 48 hours because it’s affecting people’s ability to recover from serious illness. 4756 4/18/2015 12:00:00 AM Help to reduce the spread of Norovirus http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/04/help-to-reduce-the-spread-of-norovirus/ Stay away from hospital if you’ve been ill with sickness and diarrhoea during the past 72 hours. That’s the message from the NHS in Cornwall as Norovirus remains active in the community. 4739 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM System pressures update http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/04/system-pressures-update/ The system remains under pressure but the situation has improved and a decision has been made to reduce the whole system alert from black to red. 4716 4/14/2015 12:00:00 AM Appropriate use of local healthcare services http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/04/appropriate-use-of-local-healthcare-services/ There is currently high demand on services in the local health and social care system. Please use local healthcare services appropriately. 4697 4/8/2015 12:00:00 AM Help to reduce the spread of Norovirus http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/04/help-to-reduce-the-spread-of-norovirus/ People in Cornwall are being urged to help reduce the spread of germs and bugs, following confirmation of Norovirus in the community. 4694 4/7/2015 12:00:00 AM Governing Body, March 2015 - a review by Dr Iain Chorlton http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/03/blog-a-reflection-on-marchs-governing-body-meeting/ Personal observations from Dr Iain Chorlton on the March 2015 Governing Body meeting. 4912 3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM Choose Well this Easter http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/03/choose-well-this-easter/ In the rush to buy Easter eggs or tools for all those bank holiday DIY jobs, it’s easy to forget to stock up on health essentials to get you through the festive break (Friday, 3 to Monday, 6 April). 4677 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Avoid unnecessary visits to A&E http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/03/avoid-unnecessary-visits-to-ae/ People in Cornwall are being encouraged to think about the most appropriate place to go for treatment if they become unwell as the local A&E is experiencing high demand. 4659 3/13/2015 12:00:00 AM Governing Body, February 2015 - a review by Dr Iain Chorlton http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/02/blog-a-reflection-on-februarys-governing-body-meeting/ Personal observations from Dr Iain Chorlton on the February 2015 Governing Body meeting. 4913 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM System pressures - 25 February 2015 http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/02/system-pressures-update-25-feb/ Update: Although the system remains under pressure, a decision has been made to reduce the whole system alert level from black. 4600 2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM System pressures update http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/02/system-pressures-update/ There remains significant sustained pressure across the whole healthcare system. Getting the system back on track remains our top priority. 4585 2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM Choose better to keep A&E free for emergencies http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/02/choose-better-to-keep-ae-free-for-emergencies/ People in Cornwall are being urged to think carefully about the most appropriate place to go for treatment if they become unwell to ease the significant pressure on A&E. 4574 2/17/2015 12:00:00 AM New GP out of hours service for Cornwall http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/02/new-gp-out-of-hours-service-for-cornwall/ A new GP out of hours service is set to be rolled out in Cornwall in the summer. Cornwall Health, led by Devon Doctors, with Kernow Health, will provide GP out of hours’ services from 1 June 2015. 4573 2/12/2015 12:00:00 AM Specialist support for people affected by suicide http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/02/specialist-support-for-people-affected-by-suicide/ To coincide with today’s national Time to Talk campaign, which aims to reduce the stigma of mental health, NHS Kernow is raising awareness of a specialist support service for people bereaved by suicide. 4544 2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM Top tips to keep you happy, healthy and at home over the New Year http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/12/top-tips-to-keep-you-happy,-healthy-and-at-home-over-the-new-year/ People in Cornwall are being encouraged to think carefully about the most appropriate place to go for treatment and care if they become unwell over the New Year period. 4497 12/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Governing Body, December 2014 - a review by Dr Iain Chorlton http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/12/blog-a-reflection-on-december’s-governing-body-meeting/ Personal observations from Dr Iain Chorlton on the December 2014 Governing Body meeting. 4908 12/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Help to reduce the spread of Norovirus http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/12/help-to-reduce-the-spread-of-norovirus/ NHS Kernow and RCHT are asking people to not visit any hospital if they have symptoms of diarrhoea and sickness, or if they have been in contact with someone who has had these symptoms. 4419 12/3/2014 12:00:00 AM Governing Body, November 2014 - a review by Dr Iain Chorlton http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/11/blog-a-reflection-on-novembers-governing-body-meeting/ Personal observations from Dr Iain Chorlton on the February 2015 Governing Body meeting. 4914 11/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Pioneering Penzance GP recognised for his outstanding leadership http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/11/pioneering-penzance-gp-recognised-for-his-outstanding-leadership/ Dr Matthew Boulter has scooped a prestigious award for his achievements to bring improve people’s lives in Cornwall. 4390 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Prime Minister’s fund improves access to health primary care in Cornwall http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/11/prime-minister’s-fund-improves-access-to-health-primary-care-in-cornwall/ NHS Kernow set to trial projects which will increase access to community and primary health care. 4506 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Living Well gets funding boost http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/11/living-well-gets-funding-boost/ NHS Kernow will receive a share of £2.5 million to help understand how Living Well has improved people’s lives in Penwith. 4378 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Children’s services review: Prior Information Notice http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/11/childrens-services-review-prior-information-notice/ NHS Kernow has begun the next stage of its plans to provide services that improve children’s health and wellbeing. 4381 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Volunteers offer a Welcome Home from hospital http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/11/volunteers-offer-a-welcome-home-from-hospital/ Welcome Home is a new service that involves volunteers meeting people at their home after they’ve been discharged from hospital to make sure they’re settled, have food, essential products and have friends, family or neighbours nearby who can support them. If they don’t, then the volunteer will either arrange for the voluntary sector or paid services to step in and support them. 4360 11/14/2014 12:00:00 AM Become an Antibiotic Guardian to protect precious medicines http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/11/become-an-antibiotic-guardian-to-protect-precious-medicines/ Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest health threats facing us today. Unless we start using antibiotics appropriately, routine procedures such as setting broken bones, basic operations and having chemotherapy will become increasingly dangerous. 4361 11/14/2014 12:00:00 AM Pioneers recognised at the Cornwall Celebrates Volunteering Awards http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/11/pioneers-recognised-at-the-cornwall-celebrates-volunteering-awards/ A team of volunteers and professionals working together in Newquay and Penwith to improve the lives of vulnerable older people has been presented with an award. 4289 11/10/2014 12:00:00 AM Clinical commissioning groups are securing seamless care for patients http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/10/clinical-commissioning-groups-are-securing-seamless-care-for-patients/ NHS Clinical Commissioners are today launching their new publication “Leading Local Partnerships: How CCGs are driving integration for their patients and local populations.” 4261 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Living Well brings the NHS vision to life http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/10/living-well-brings-the-nhs-vision-to-life/ The innovative Living Well has shown it is once again ahead of the pack in the transformation of the country’s health and care system. Yesterday (23 October) saw the publication of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View, which sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. Its focus is on engaging communities and supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing to prevent ill-health. 4258 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM Flu vaccination campaign aims to reach vulnerable people http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/10/flu-vaccination-campaign-aims-to-reach-vulnerable-people/ Public health experts are warning of the risks of not getting your annual flu vaccination, if you are in an at-risk group. Last year, only half of eligible people under the age of 65 in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly took up the offer of a free jab. 4241 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Have your say about proposed changes to back and neck pain services http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/10/have-your-say-about-proposed-changes-to-back-and-neck-pain-services/ NHS Kernow is asking people for their thoughts about proposals to change the way lower back and neck pain services are provided in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 4192 10/9/2014 12:00:00 AM Plans to change children’s health and wellbeing services http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/10/plans-to-change-children’s-health-and-wellbeing-services/ A range of children’s health and wellbeing services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are to be put out to tender. The commissioners – NHS Kernow, Cornwall Council, NHS England and the Council of the Isles of Scilly - have decided to put the 23 services into a procurement process. 4186 10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM Out-of-hours services out to tender http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/10/out-of-hours-services-out-to-tender/ Out-of-hours services in Cornwall will be put out to tender after the body responsible for commissioning the service decided not to progress with an interim solution. 4160 10/2/2014 12:00:00 AM Governing Body, September 2014 - a review by Dr Iain Chorlton http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/09/blog-a-reflection-on-septembers-governing-body-meeting/ Personal observations from Dr Iain Chorlton on the September 2014 Governing Body meeting. 4915 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Cornish community hospitals first to win national awards http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/09/cornish-community-hospitals-first-to-win-national-awards/ Today (26 September), 10 community hospitals in Cornwall will become the first in the country to receive a major national award recognising the quality of care they provide patients who are at the end of their lives. 4147 9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Living Well shortlisted for prestigious award http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/09/living-well-shortlisted-for-prestigious-award/ Living Well has been nominated for its second Health Service Journal (HSJ) award for its work to improve people’s health and wellbeing through bespoke care. 4134 9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Cornwall's out-of-hours doctor service http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/09/cornwalls-out-of-hours-doctor-service/ NHS Kernow’s Governing Body has decided not to proceed with its preferred interim solution for the out-of-hours’ service in Cornwall. The clinical commissioning group had been working with an alliance of local providers to develop an interim solution for the out-of-hours service, while the unscheduled care system is redesigned. 4121 9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM 5th Big Beach Day - a day of beach activities for people with learning disabilities http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/09/5th-big-beach-day-a-day-of-beach-activities-for-people-with-learning-disabilities/ Cornwall Health Promotion Service, Peninsula Community Health, Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust, Volunteer Cornwall, and Cornwall Sports Partnership are teaming up with a number of other providers to put on a free day of beach activities for people with learning disabilities. 4080 9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM Living Well to launch in east Cornwall http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/08/living-well-to-launch-in-east-cornwall/ People in east Cornwall are to benefit from joined-up health and care services when the award-winning Living Well launches in October. 4042 8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM Governing Body, July 2014 - a review by Dr Iain Chorlton http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/07/blog-a-reflection-on-julys-governing-body-meeting/ Personal observations from Dr Iain Chorlton on the July 2014 Governing Body meeting. 4916 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM St Agnes GP joins NHS Kernow’s Governing Body http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/07/st-agnes-gp-joins-nhs-kernow’s-governing-body/ A love of the cult seventies programme M.A.S.H. was enough to inspire a young Rob White to become a doctor. Now, in a career spanning 11 years, the family doctor from St Agnes has become the latest GP member of NHS Kernow’s Governing Body and will be using his love of community medicine to improve patient care. 4009 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM A community with spirit supports each other in so many ways http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/07/a-community-with-spirit-supports-each-other-in-so-many-ways/ Located on the road between St Ives and Lands End is the former mining community of Pendeen. A report*, published in 2009 on rural deprivation in the south west, revealed that, with a population of 656 people, 54 Pendeen households had no transport, over 17 per cent of the population had a long-term illness which restricted their lifestyle and more than 60 pensioners were living on their own. 3981 7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Tell the NHS your health story at the Stithians Show http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/07/tell-the-nhs-your-health-story-at-the-stithians-show/ Visitors to the Stithians Show on Monday, July 14 are being invited to pop into the NHS tent to share their health experiences with NHS staff. 3922 7/1/2014 12:00:00 AM Support group helps patients across Cornwall http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/07/support-group-helps-patients-across-cornwall/ A group run by patients for patients with COPD and long-term conditions is spreading its wings across Cornwall. Breathers was originally set up in 2006, in the Liskeard area, by a group of seven patients including Joe Barr and Mick Elliott. They met at a rehabilitation group when they were recovering from serious illnesses and wanted to know what to do when it was time for them to move on from the group. 3923 7/1/2014 12:00:00 AM Governing body, June 2014 - a review by Dr Iain Chorlton http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/06/blog-a-reflection-on-junes-governing-body-meeting-(1)/ Personal observations from Dr Iain Chorlton on the June 2014 Governing Body meeting. 4917 6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Non-complex elective care http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/06/non-complex-elective-care/ Statement from Joy Youart on non-complex elective care 3908 6/26/2014 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow reflects on its first year of achievement http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/06/nhs-kernow-reflects-on-its-first-year-of-achievement-and-improvement/ NHS Kernow has published its annual report and accounts for 2013/14, its first since it became responsible for commissioning health services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 3900 6/13/2014 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow partnership recognised in national league table http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/06/national-league-table-win-for-nhs-kernow-and-age-uk/ NHS Kernow and Age UK have won further national recognition for their work to bring health, social care and the voluntary sector together for the benefit of people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 3902 6/13/2014 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow plans to redesign out-of-hours services http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/06/nhs-kernow-plans-to-redesign-out-of-hours-services/ NHS Kernow’s Governing Body has agreed to completely redesign out-of-hours services to provide the local community with a seamless 24-hour health service. 3897 6/11/2014 12:00:00 AM “Selfless” Cornish volunteer named ‘Point of Light’ by Prime Minister http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/06/“selfless”-cornish-volunteer-named-‘point-of-light’-by-prime-minister/ A man from Cornwall who moved in with an elderly man so he could fulfil his final wish to die at home has won a special award from Prime Minister David Cameron in recognition of his remarkable contribution to society. 3884 6/9/2014 12:00:00 AM Have your say on children’s health and wellbeing services http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/06/have-your-say-on-children’s-health-and-wellbeing-services/ A review of children’s community health and wellbeing services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is underway to look into how some of these are delivered and consider how they could be improved. 3896 6/6/2014 12:00:00 AM Have your say during Patient Participation Group Week http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/06/have-your-say-during-patient-participation-group-week/ Flex your power at your GP surgery during national Patient Participation Group (PPG) Week. From Monday, 2 to Saturday, 7 June people are being encouraged to make sure their voices are heard by anyone making decisions about their healthcare. 3815 6/2/2014 12:00:00 AM Find out more about a new future for local health services at Royal Cornwall Show http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/05/find-out-more-about-a-new-future-for-local-health-services-at-royal-cornwall-show/ NHS Kernow will be among the health services who will be meeting visitors at next week’s Royal Cornwall Show. The team will be on a joint stand (no 80) with Royal Cornwall Hospital. Staff will be discussing plans for Living Well, a new way of providing health services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 3798 5/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Governing Body, May 2014 - a review by Dr Iain Chorlton http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/05/blog-a-reflection-on-mays-governing-body-meeting/ Personal observations from Dr Iain Chorlton on the May 2014 Governing Body meeting. 4918 5/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Get prescriptions up-to-date for Bank Holiday weekend http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/05/get-prescriptions-up-to-date-for-bank-holiday-weekend/ With another bank holiday weekend looming it is important to ensure you have adequate supplies of prescription medicines. 3789 5/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly awarded £3.6 million to improve GP access for patients http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/04/devon,-cornwall-and-isles-of-scilly-awarded-£36-million-to-improve-gp-access-for-patients/ The NHS in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been given £3.575 million to improve access to GP care for all 1.72 million patients, as part of the £50m Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund. The total award is one of the largest in the country, with most bids based around small numbers of GP practices. 3745 4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM Diabetes UK launches partnership with NHS Kernow to improve care for people with diabetes in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/04/diabetes-uk-launches-partnership-with-nhs-kernow-to-improve-care-for-people-with-diabetes-in-cornwall-and-isles-of-scilly/ Diabetes UK has announced a partnership with the NHS in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to improve diabetes care in the area by involving people with diabetes in decisions about the care that they receive. 3725 4/2/2014 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow celebrates its first birthday http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/04/nhs-kernow-celebrates-its-first-birthday/ NHS Kernow is marking its first birthday (Tuesday, 1 April) by celebrating its achievements to improve local health services. 3727 4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM Three more Cornish towns to become dementia friendly http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/03/three-more-cornish-towns-to-become-dementia-friendly/ An innovative scheme to help people with dementia and memory loss live more fulfilling lives is being rolled out in three more Cornish towns. 3720 3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM There’s one week left to have your say about Poltair Community Hospital http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/02/there’s-one-week-left-to-have-your-say-about-poltair-community-hospital/ NHS Kernow and Peninsula Community Health, who are jointly running the consultation, extended the deadline until Monday, 17 February after fewer than expected people returned questionnaires. 3593 2/10/2014 12:00:00 AM Choose Well during February break http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/02/choose-well-during-february-break/ With the February school break looking set to be a damp one, parents are being reminded of the local health services they should use if their child becomes ill or has an accident. 3594 2/10/2014 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow staff make Time to Talk about mental health http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/02/nhs-kernow-staff-make-time-to-talk-about-mental-health/ It may be rainy, but there were no soggy bottoms in St Austell when NHS Kernow staff shared homemade cake and conversation to support the first Time to Talk Day to raise awareness of mental health. 3584 2/6/2014 12:00:00 AM Poltair Hospital Consultation deadline extended http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/02/poltair-hospital-consultation-deadline-extended/ People in west Cornwall will have an extra week to have their say over the future of services at Poltair Hospital in Penzance after the deadline was extended by a week. 3555 2/3/2014 12:00:00 AM Public asked to help minimise Norovirus outbreak in Cornwall http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/01/public-asked-to-help-minimise-norovirus-outbreak-in-cornwall/ Norovirus has been reported in Cornwall this week with bay closures in three wards at Royal Cornwall Hospital and cases reported in a care home and a nursery. 3539 1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Women over 70 warned of breast cancer risk http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/01/women-over-70-warned-of-breast-cancer-risk/ NHS Kernow is supporting the new NHS Be Clear on Cancer, ‘breast cancer in women over 70’ campaign. 3540 1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow staff join ‘Time to Talk campaign’ http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/01/nhs-kernow-staff-join-‘time-to-talk-campaign’/ Time to Change, England's biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination, is encouraging the people of Cornwall to talk about mental health on February 6 on their ‘Time to Talk’ day. 3543 1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM NHS 111 to launch in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly next week http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/01/nhs-111-to-launch-in-cornwall-and-the-isles-of-scilly-next-week/ Next week sees the launch of a new three digit number for anyone in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who needs non-emergency medical help. 3499 1/27/2014 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow earns a gold award http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/01/nhs-kernow-earns-a-gold-award/ NHS Kernow has been awarded the gold standard of The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Workplace Health Award. 3498 1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Cornwall’s community leaders back moves towards closer working in health and social care http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/01/cornwall’s-community-leaders-back-moves-towards-closer-working-in-health-and-social-care/ Cornwall's Health and Wellbeing Board has backed proposals that will change the way organisations work, and help move towards integrated health and care services. 3446 1/16/2014 12:00:00 AM Closer to You - Your NHS in Cornwall http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2014/01/closer-to-you-your-nhs-in-cornwall/ Are you confused by the recent changes to the NHS? Do you want to know who does what and what the local NHS spends its money on? Do you want to get involved with shaping how NHS services are provided where you live? 3393 1/7/2014 12:00:00 AM New Year’s Resolution – sign the pledge http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/12/new-year’s-resolution-–-sign-the-pledge/ NHS Kernow has joined a national initiative calling for 100,000 people to sign a pledge saying they will look in on an elderly friend or neighbour this winter. 3368 12/24/2013 12:00:00 AM ‘Tis the season to Choose Well http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/12/‘tis-the-season-to-choose-well/ Faulty fairy lights, undercooked turkey or too much festive sherry may cause disruption during the festive season, but you can reduce at least one headache by making sure your medicine cabinet is well stocked this Christmas. 3341 12/16/2013 12:00:00 AM Keep the elderly safe and well this Christmas http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/12/keep-the-elderly-safe-and-well-this-christmas/ The elderly are particularly vulnerable at this time of year but their family, friends, neighbours and carers can support them in finding the right services to make life that little bit easier and to help them keep healthy and out of hospital. 3342 12/16/2013 12:00:00 AM Cornwall’s Out of Hours Service set for a change http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/12/cornwall’s-out-of-hours-service-set-for-a-change/ NHS Kernow, the clinical commissioner for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, has today reached mutual agreement with Serco to end the current out-of-hours contract at the end of May 2015. 3325 12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM Poltair Community Hospital – Your chance to have your say http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/12/poltair-community-hospital-–-your-chance-to-have-your-say/ From Monday, 9 December to 10 February 2014, people will be able to tell NHS Kernow and Peninsula Community Health their thoughts on the Penzance hospital and how services may be provided in the future. 3250 12/9/2013 12:00:00 AM RCHT Cardiology Report http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/12/rcht-cardiology-report/ RCHT and NHS Kernow have published a joint report into cardiology services provided at Treliske Hospital, Truro. 3236 12/6/2013 12:00:00 AM NHS 111 to launch in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in 2014 http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/12/nhs-111-to-launch/ A new three digit number will be available in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly next year for anyone who needs non-emergency medical help. 3223 12/2/2013 12:00:00 AM Changing lives in Penwith http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/11/changing-lives-in-penwith/ An award-winning project that has helped improve the health of more than 100 people in Newquay is being extended to Penwith in the new year. 3220 11/25/2013 12:00:00 AM Newquay Pathfinder scoops top national award http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/11/newquay-pathfinder-scoops-top-national-award/ A joined-up care project that has helped improve the lives of people with conditions such as dementia and breathing problems has won an award at the health industry’s equivalent to the Oscars. 3197 11/20/2013 12:00:00 AM Have your say on the future of Poltair Community Hospital http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/11/poltair-consultation-events/ The public will be able to ask questions about proposals of the future use of Poltair Community Hospital in Penzance during December and January. 3195 11/19/2013 12:00:00 AM King’s Fund Fellow to visit Cornwall http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/11/king’s-fund-fellow-to-visit-cornwall/ Professor David Oliver, from the renowned The King’s Fund, will have a guided tour of Cornwall this week to learn about the innovative work that is being achieved to support the county’s most frail people. 3156 11/4/2013 12:00:00 AM Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly lead the way to integrate health and social care services http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/11/cornwall-and-the-isles-of-scilly-lead-the-way-to-integrate-health-and-social-care-services/ Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been awarded Pioneer status for its plans to join-up health and social care services. 3140 11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow Chairman visits Downing Street http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/11/nhs-kernow-chairman-visits-downing-street/ NHS Kernow Chairman Dr Colin Philip was one of a select number of clinical commissioning group representatives invited to a reception with the Prime Minister in Downing Street on Monday (28 October). 3153 11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM Community pharmacists - your local healthcare professional http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/10/community-pharmacists-your-local-healthcare-professional/ 3136 10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow Chairman attends Downing Street health meeting http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/10/nhs-kernow-chairman-attends-downing-street-health-meeting/ NHS Kernow chairman Dr Colin Philip was one of a select number of clinical commissioning group representatives invited to a reception at 10 Downing Street on Monday. 3134 10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM Making communications more accessible http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/10/making-communications-more-accessible/ Health and social care organisations across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are introducing a new initiative to help local people with communications problems access important information. 3048 10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM Closer to You - Your NHS in Cornwall http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/10/closer-to-you-your-nhs-in-cornwall/ A series of public events is being held across Cornwall to help the public to understand how they can help shape the NHS for the future. 3040 10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM Royal Cornwall Hospital - statement from Joy Youart http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/10/rcht-statement-from-joy-youart/ Statement from NHS Kernow’s Managing Director Joy Youart about Royal Cornwall Hospital. 3033 10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow is heading to the Isles of Scilly http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/09/nhs-kernow-is-heading-to-the-isles-of-scilly/ The summer holidays might have just ended, but the NHS’ preparation plans for winter will be discussed during next month’s NHS Kernow Governing Body meeting on the Isles of Scilly. 2966 9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM Newquay partnership shortlisted for national award http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/08/newquay-partnership-shortlisted-for-national-award/ A unique partnership between health and social care providers and the voluntary sector in Cornwall has been shortlisted for a national award. 2858 8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM Don’t waste your bank holiday at the Emergency Department http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/08/don’t-waste-your-bank-holiday-at-the-emergency-department/ No one wants to spend their precious free time waiting in the Emergency Department, yet bank holidays every year see a surge of people visiting the hospital with minor illnesses and injuries. 2834 8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM Have your say on the future of Poltair Community Hospital http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/08/have-your-say-on-the-future-of-poltair-community-hospital/ NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group is preparing a consultation to ask the community’s views on Poltair Community Hospital and how services may be provided in the future. 2833 8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM People Power is top of NHS Kernow’s agenda http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/08/people-power-is-top-of-nhs-kernow’s-agenda/ The important role patients play in helping to improve health services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are just two items that will be discussed during the next NHS Kernow Governing Body meeting. 2778 8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM Pioneering health and social care bid for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/08/pioneering-health-and-social-care-bid-for-cornwall-and-the-isles-of-scilly/ Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have moved one step closer in their bid to become a national trailblazer to join-up health and social care after being shortlisted for a Government scheme. 2803 8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM Pupils give a new NHS game the thumbs up http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/07/pupils-give-a-new-nhs-game-the-thumbs-up/ Children in St Austell are helping the NHS to keep the hospital emergency department free for people who need it the most. 2682 7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM Heatwave health warning http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/07/heatwave-health-warning/ As the Met Office raises the risk of a heatwave this weekend, the NHS in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is advising people to look after their health in the hot, sunny weather. 2639 7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM Have your say on the future of Poltair Community Hospital http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/07/have-your-say-on-the-future-of-poltair-community-hospital/ People in Cornwall will be able to have their say on the future of Poltair Community Hospital in Penzance when a consultation begins in September. 2640 7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM Serco to hand back bonus payments for Cornish out-of-hours service http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/07/serco-to-hand-back-bonus-payments-for-cornish-out-of-hours-service/ Serco, the provider of the out-of-hours GP service in Cornwall, has offered to hand back over £85,000 in bonus payments awarded by the county's primary care trust in 2012. 2630 7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM GPs in Cornwall highly rated by patients http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/06/gps-in-cornwall-highly-rated-by-patients/ Patients in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have rated their GPs as some of best in country. 2589 6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM Women urged to keep their cervical screening appointment http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/06/women-urged-to-keep-their-cervical-screening-appointment/ Women with learning disabilities are being targeted to protect themselves against cancer by keeping their cervical screening appointment. 2578 6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM Visit the NHS at the Royal Cornwall Show http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/05/visit-the-nhs-at-the-royal-cornwall-show/ Doctors, nurses and members of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health Community will be heading to the Royal Cornwall Show to share important health advice with visitors. 2543 5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM Make sure you’re prepared for the bank holiday weekend http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/05/make-sure-you’re-prepared-for-the-bank-holiday-weekend/ As the county braces itself for a bumper-packed Bank Holiday weekend, the NHS in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is urging people to Choose Well when accessing health services. 2509 5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM Help save the NHS millions - Think! before you request a repeat prescription http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/05/help-save-the-nhs-millions-think!-before-you-request-a-repeat-prescription/ Wasted medicines cost the NHS in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly almost £2 million a year. That’s enough to pay for 65 community nurses or 230 hip replacement operations. 2483 5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM Make sure you’re prepared for any health issues this bank holiday weekend http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/05/make-sure-youre-prepared-for-any-health-issues-this-bank-holiday-weekend/ The NHS in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is urging everyone to help keep A&E free for people who really need it by making sure they have everything they need to see them through the bank holiday weekend, Monday, 6 May. 2385 5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM Patients will benefit from new transport service http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/04/patients-will-benefit-from-new-transport-service/ Access to non-emergency patient transport services for patients with medical needs across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will be greatly improved with the awarding of a new contract to NSL Limited. 2349 4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM Faster diagnosis and care closer to home http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/04/faster-diagnosis-and-care-closer-to-home/ Patients on the Isles of Scilly will no longer have to travel to the mainland to get a faster diagnosis for suspected heart attacks, broken bones and blood test results. 2352 4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM The NHS in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is changing http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/03/introducing-nhs-kernow/ NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group becomes officially responsible for around £700 million of health services from Monday, 1 April 2013. 2204 3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM Choose Well this Easter and help us to keep A&E for emergency http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/03/choose-well-this-easter-and-help-us-keep-to-ae-for-emergency/ As Easter approaches, the NHS is asking people to Choose Well when accessing support over the Bank Holidays. 2189 3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM Get ready for Easter http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/02/get-ready-for-easter/ GPs are reminding patients to order their repeat prescription medication now to take pressure off vital services over the Easter period. 2187 2/18/2013 12:00:00 AM Care planning ensures hospital stays can be avoided http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/01/care-planning-ensures-hospital-stays-can-be-avoided/ NHS staff are working closely with care homes to improve patient care by reducing avoidable admissions to hospital. 2056 1/17/2013 12:00:00 AM Extra funding will help to prevent thousands of falls http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/01/extra-funding-will-help-to-prevent-hundreds-of-falls/ Greater investment in falls prevention is expected to help thousands of people across Cornwall to avoid injuries that could potentially have devastating consequences. 2064 1/8/2013 12:00:00 AM Half a million to improve dementia care in Cornwall http://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2013/01/half-a-million-to-improve-dementia-care-in-cornwall/ Cornwall has been awarded over half a million pounds from the Government's Dementia Challenge Fund to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers. 1702 1/7/2013 12:00:00 AM