NHS Kernow News http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/rss-feeds/news/ News about NHS Kernow en-GB Thursday, August 13, 2020 NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group 15 COVID-19 GP and pharmacy services survey http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/08/covid-19-gp-and-pharmacy-services-survey/ Have your say on GP and pharmacy services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 6627 8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visit St Austell Healthcare http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/07/duke-and-duchess-of-cornwall-visit-st-austell-gp-surgery/ The Prince of Wales thanked NHS general practice and primary care staff for their heroic efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, during a visit to St Austell Healthcare. 6622 7/22/2020 12:00:00 AM Friendship at your fingertips with Cornwall’s new Help@Hand app http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/07/friendship-at-your-fingertips-with-new-app/ A newly developed app being used by GPs in Cornwall is helping to connect socially isolated patients with online workshops and support groups. 6623 7/22/2020 12:00:00 AM Roseland Together during lockdown http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/07/roseland-together-during-lockdown/ Patient Participation Groups work to improve GP surgeries and local healthcare in a number of ways and many have gone the extra mile during the coronavirus pandemic to support their local practices and patients. 6617 7/17/2020 12:00:00 AM Case study: Launceston Medical Centre PPG http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/07/case-study-launceston-medical-centre-ppg/ Joan Heaton, member of Launceston Medical Centre Patient Participation Group/Citizen Advisory Panel, reflects on the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on her community. 6618 7/16/2020 12:00:00 AM Do you need urgent NHS care in Cornwall? Then contact NHS 111 http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/07/do-you-need-urgent-nhs-care-in-cornwall/ There is a new way of accessing urgent care in Cornwall, to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible during the covid pandemic. Go online to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. 6610 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM NHS staff urge people to make the right choice for health care as lockdown eases http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/07/make-the-right-choice-for-health-care-as-lockdown-eases/ Have fun, stay safe and if you need health care, please use the most appropriate service as it gears up for a very busy ‘bank holiday-style’ weekend. 6609 7/3/2020 12:00:00 AM Latest guidance on identifying COVID-19 in children http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/07/guidance-on-identifying-covid-19-in-children/ Find out more about how to identify the symptoms in children and how to get them tested. 6607 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM Plans to ease guidance for over two million shielding http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/06/plans-to-ease-guidance-for-over-two-million-shielding/ The UK Government has set out a roadmap for the clinically extremely vulnerable on the future of the shielding programme. 6605 6/23/2020 12:00:00 AM Free online parenting courses launched http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/06/free-online-parenting-courses-launched/ Four free online parenting courses are being launched for families across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 6606 6/9/2020 12:00:00 AM Be alert to Test and Trace potential scam http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/06/be-alert-to-test-and-trace-potential-scam/ People are being advised to be on the lookout for possible scams related to the Test and Trace service. 6591 6/4/2020 12:00:00 AM COVID-19 antibody testing begins in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/06/covid-19-antibody-testing-begins/ Healthcare staff in Cornwall and Devon will be among the first in the peninsula to be tested to see if they have had COVID-19. 6595 6/4/2020 12:00:00 AM Healthwatch Cornwall launches coronavirus survey http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/06/healthwatch-cornwall-launches-coronavirus-survey/ Tell us about your experience of health and social care during the pandemic. 6593 6/3/2020 12:00:00 AM Government launches NHS Test and Trace service http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/05/government-launches-nhs-test-and-trace-service/ The new NHS Test and Trace service will launch tomorrow (Thursday 28 May) across England, the government announced. 6587 5/27/2020 12:00:00 AM GP surgeries closed the bank holiday weekend but a full range of other services are here for you http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/05/late-may-bank-holiday-health-services/ Ahead of the May bank holiday on Monday 25 May, we are asking people to visit community pharmacies if they require treatment for minor ailments or advice. 6582 5/21/2020 12:00:00 AM Cervical screening scam warning http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/05/cervical-screening-scam-warning/ Public Health England has advised of a potential scam involving a text message being sent purporting to be from their call and recall service. 6604 5/18/2020 12:00:00 AM Act FAST when stroke strikes http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/05/act-fast-when-stroke-strikes/ The NHS is today urging anyone who thinks they or a loved one have symptoms of the killer condition not be put off seeking help because of coronavirus but to ‘act FAST’. 6581 5/14/2020 12:00:00 AM “Don’t wait until it’s too late” say cancer doctors http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/05/do-not-wait-until-it-is-too-late-say-cancer-doctors/ Doctors in Cornwall are concerned that people with cancer symptoms are not coming forward due to the coronavirus pandemic. 6577 5/4/2020 12:00:00 AM NHS South West urges people to continue their vaccinations to prevent disease http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/05/continue-to-get-your-vaccinations-to-prevent-disease/ The NHS is urging people across the South West to continue getting their regular immunisations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 6576 5/2/2020 12:00:00 AM GPs and pharmacies across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will be available for anyone who needs care and treatment during the early May bank holiday http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/05/gps-and-pharmacies-open-over-the-may-bank-holiday/ People who need a GP appointment on Friday 8 May are asked to contact the surgery either by telephone or online contact forms on the practice’s website. 6572 5/1/2020 12:00:00 AM Further urgent dental care centres to serve people in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/05/further-urgent-dental-care-centres/ Further centres for urgent dental treatment have opened in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, to improve coverage and reduce journey time for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. 6575 5/1/2020 12:00:00 AM NHS urges people to get care when they need it http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/04/nhs-urges-people-to-get-care-when-they-need-it/ Health and care professionals across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are backing a major new drive across the country to persuade the public to seek the urgent care and treatment they need.  6569 4/25/2020 12:00:00 AM GPs ask people to use app to help track and slow down coronavirus http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/04/free-app-to-help-track-and-slow-down-covid19/ GPs across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are urging people to use technology to help track and slow down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. 6565 4/23/2020 12:00:00 AM Ways to look after your mental health in isolation http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/04/ways-to-look-after-your-mental-health-in-isolation/ New web pages with information on supporting people’s mental health have launched today, providing support for people who may be struggling with the effects of long-term isolation. 6564 4/17/2020 12:00:00 AM Open for Easter! http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/04/open-for-easter/ GPs and pharmacies across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will provide extra access over the bank holiday weekend. 6542 4/9/2020 12:00:00 AM Urgent dental care services across the south west http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/04/urgent-dental-care-services-across-the-south-west/ Across every NHS region local urgent dental care systems are being created to provide care for people with urgent and emergency dental problems. 6543 4/9/2020 12:00:00 AM NHS and Cornwall Council issue further advice to protect most vulnerable residents http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/04/further-advice-to-protect-most-vulnerable-residents/ Those that should be “shielding” include people who have received organ transplants, those with severe lung conditions, some cancer patients, people with a weakened immune system and pregnant women with heart conditions. 6539 4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM Truro's minor injury unit relocates as part of COVID-19 planning http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/03/truros-minor-injury-unit-relocates-as-part-of-covid-19-planning/ Patients coming to the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s urgent treatment centre/emergency department in Truro with less serious illness and injury are now being redirected to Camborne-Redruth Community Hospital Minor Injury Unit 6534 3/31/2020 12:00:00 AM Over 400,000 people join NHS army of volunteers in one day http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/03/over-400,000-people-join-nhs-army-of-volunteers-in-one-day/ Over 400,000 people have already signed up to volunteer for the NHS to help in its fight against coronavirus. 6533 3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM Your NHS needs YOU - Join the NHS Volunteer Responders http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/03/your-nhs-needs-you-join-the-nhs-volunteer-responders/ The NHS and social care urgently need people to join the NHS Volunteer Responders to do simple but vital tasks including driving people to and from hospital, and delivering food and medication 6531 3/24/2020 12:00:00 AM Postponement of all non-urgent planned operations http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/03/postponement-of-all-non-urgent-planned-operations/ Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust will begin postponing non-urgent planned operations from today (Monday 23 March) for at least three months. 6529 3/22/2020 12:00:00 AM Helen Charlesworth May appointed to new role of joint accountable officer for public health and care http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/03/helen-charlesworth-may-appointed-to-new-role-of-joint-accountable-officer/ Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group have today (16 March 2020) announced that Helen Charlesworth May has been appointed to the new role of joint accountable officer for public health and care. 6528 3/16/2020 12:00:00 AM Important information about coronavirus (COVID-19) http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/03/important-information-about-coronavirus/ The NHS and Public Health England are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. 6499 3/13/2020 12:00:00 AM New online NHS site is first and best call for help help with Coronavirus symptoms http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/03/new-coronavirus-online-hub/ Top clinicians are issuing advice to help reduce the spread of infection as the country moves into the ‘delay’ phase of its response to Covid-19. 6527 3/13/2020 12:00:00 AM Announcement of ground-breaking joint leadership role http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/02/announcement-of-ground-breaking-joint-leadership-role/ A new approach to working together on social care, health commissioning and public health services across Cornwall is being put in place following a joint agreement between Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow. 6520 2/24/2020 12:00:00 AM Survey reveals more staff than ever before are proud to work for NHS Kernow http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/02/survey-reveals-more-staff-than-ever-before-are-proud-to-work-for-nhs-kernow/ More NHS Kernow staff than ever before feel the organisation is investing in their work to improve health services for people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, a survey has revealed. 6510 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM Get the right care during the February half term http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/02/get-the-right-care-during-the-february-half-term/ If you or a member of your family experience a minor injury or illness during the February half term don’t spend your time waiting in the emergency department - there are lots of different ways that you can access advice, support and treatments from the NHS. 6508 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow director named Stonewall Senior Champion of the Year for the South West http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/02/nhs-kernow-director-named-stonewall-senior-champion-of-the-year-for-the-south-west/ A director at NHS Kernow has received a top award for her work in LGBTQ+ inclusion. Helen Childs was presented with the Stonewall Senior Champion of the Year award for the South West at a reception last week. (Wednesday). 6504 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM X-ray department at St Austell MIU helps reduce numbers at Truro's emergency department http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/02/x-ray-department-at-st-austell-miu-helps-reduce-numbers-at-truro-emergency-department/ The extended opening hours of an X-ray department in a minor injuries unit is helping to reduce the numbers of people going to Treliske emergency department. 6507 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM Don’t forget, there are a range of services available to help you if you’re feeling under the weather http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/01/a-range-of-services-to-help-you-if-you-are-feeling-under-the-weather/ Our hospitals are really busy right now, please use the right health service to help us help you. Call NHS 111 if you're unsure which service is best for you. 6500 1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to fast track plans to help older people stay well and avoid hospital admissions http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/01/cornwall-and-isles-of-scilly-to-fast-track-plans-to-help-older-people-stay-well-and-avoid-hospital-admissions/ Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have today, 23 January 2020, been announced as one of seven areas across the country to accelerate improvements to help mainly older people stay well at home and avoid long stays in hospital. 6497 1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM X-ray department at St Austell minor injuries unit open for longer http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/01/x-ray-department-at-st-austell-minor-injuries-unit-open-for-longer/ A X-ray department in a minor injuries unit is now open late into the evening as part of measures to keep Truro emergency department free for those most in need. 6492 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM Penzance health centre holds Cornwall's first Women's Health morning http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/01/penzance-health-centre-holds-cornwalls-first-womens-health-morning/ A Penzance health centre is opening its doors at the weekend especially for mums and working women who would not normally have the time for health checks. 6491 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM CFT will provide support for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression from April 2020 http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2020/01/cft-to-provide-support-for-people-with-mild-to-moderate-anxiety-and-depression/ Support services for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, including talking therapies, will transfer to Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust from 1 April 2020. 6487 1/8/2020 12:00:00 AM Patients with minor injuries and ailments to be redirected to Minor Injury Units http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/12/patients-with-minor-injuries-and-ailments-to-be-redirected-to-minor-injury-units/ With continued pressure on Truro’s emergency department, people coming to the Royal Cornwall Hospital with minor injuries and aliments will be redirected to alternative services until after the New Year holiday. 6476 12/31/2019 12:00:00 AM Stock your medicine cabinet while doing the Christmas shop http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/12/stock-your-medicine-cabinet-while-doing-the-christmas-shop/ It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and with it a reminder to add medicine cabinet essentials along with the presents, food and tinsel to the shopping basket to make sure you’re ready if illness or injury strikes this holiday. 6462 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Reminder to order your repeat prescriptions in time for Christmas http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/12/reminder-to-order-your-repeat-prescriptions-in-time-for-christmas/ If you want to make sure you and your family enjoy the 12 days of Christmas then remember to order your repeat prescription in time for the holidays. 6459 12/9/2019 12:00:00 AM Practice manager wins colleague of the quarter award http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/12/practice-manager-wins-colleague-of-the-quarter-award/ Praise has been heaped on a practice manager who has gone the extra mile every day for the past four decades. 6456 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM Caught norovirus? Stay at home http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/11/caught-norovirus-stay-at-home/ Cases of norovirus have been reported in the county’s biggest hospital, resulting in the NHS asking people to stay at home if they are unwell to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to vulnerable and sick people. 6434 11/1/2019 12:00:00 AM Help our NHS by planning for a safe and healthy October half term http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/10/help-our-nhs-by-planning-for-a-safe-and-healthy-october-half-term/ There's lots of help available for you and your family if you become unwell during the weekend and October half term, even if you're on holiday here. 6428 10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM St Austell and east Cornwall GP surgeries scoop national awards http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/10/st-austell-and-east-cornwall-gp-surgeries-scoop-national-awards/ General practice in Cornwall is pioneering the way in which services will be organised in the future and has been nationally recognised at an awards ceremony. 6426 10/17/2019 12:00:00 AM New independent Chair appointed to lead Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s health and care system http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/10/new-independent-chair-appointed-to-lead-health-and-care-system/ Health and care leaders from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have today welcomed the appointment of John Govett as their new Independent Chair. 6423 10/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Specialist diabetes nurses helping to reduce length of hospital stays http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/10/specialist-diabetes-nurses-helping-to-reduce-length-of-hospital-stays/ A specialist team at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is leading the way in diabetes care which is helping to reduce the length of time people spend in the hospital. 6424 10/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Nurse asks people not to come to hospital if they have diarrhoea and sickness http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/10/nurse-asks-people-not-to-come-to-hospital-if-they-have-diarrhoea-and-sickness/ A nurse is reminding people not to visit hospitals if they have symptoms of diarrhoea and sickness. 6422 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM National funding supports expansion of successful young people’s mental health and wellbeing service http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/10/national-funding-supports-expansion-of-successful-mental-health-and-wellbeing-service-for-young-people/ More young people than ever before will have access to a service which provides them with a safe and confidential space to talk about issues affecting their mental health and wellbeing. 6407 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AM Saltash community services review events http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/09/saltash-community-services-review-events/ Come to one of our drop in sessions to learn more about the work to review community services in Saltash. 6404 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Penwith community services review events http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/09/penwith-community-services-review-events/ Come to one of our drop in sessions to learn more about the work to review community services in Penwith 6395 9/10/2019 12:00:00 AM Newquay's pubs and clubs back longer opening hours of minor injury unit http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/08/pubs-and-clubs-back-longer-opening-hours-of-minor-injury-unit/ Praise has been heaped on Newquay’s clubs and pubs for backing the extended opening hours of the town’s minor injury unit (MIU) – helping to take the pressure off Treliske’s emergency department. 6393 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM Pharmacists reveal the top summer ailments and injuries ahead of the August bank holiday http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/08/pharmacists-reveal-the-top-summer-ailments-and-injuries-ahead-of-the-august-bank-holiday/ Pharmacists have revealed the top summer ailments and injuries ahead of the August bank holiday. 6392 8/22/2019 12:00:00 AM From special measures to success - NHS Kernow rated good in annual assessment http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/08/from-special-measures-to-success-nhs-kernow-rated-good-in-annual-assessment/ NHS Kernow has been rated as good in a national assessment making it one of only two clinical commissioning groups in the country to improve its performance by two ratings. 6389 8/2/2019 12:00:00 AM Cornwall's planned new health professionals’ hub shortlisted for Nursing Times Awards http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/07/planned-new-health-professionals-hub-shortlisted-for-nursing-times-awards/ A new hub at the Royal Cornwall Hospital bringing professionals under one roof to better meet the needs of vulnerable people has been shortlisted for a national nursing award. 6380 7/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Successful mental health employment scheme awarded national funding http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/07/successful-mental-health-employment-scheme-awarded-national-funding/ People being treated for serious mental health problems will receive more help into employment after the NHS successfully received nearly £500,000 of national funding. 6378 7/5/2019 12:00:00 AM Care home is where the heart is - June update http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/06/care-home-is-where-the-heart-is-june-update/ Read Louisa Forbes's latest blog about the exciting things taking place right now with care homes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to improve the health of residents. 6383 6/30/2019 12:00:00 AM People are helping to co-design community-based care across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/05/people-are-helping-to-co-design-community-based-care-across-cornwall-and-the-isles-of-scilly/ People who work in, support and use health and care services are giving their views and experiences to contribute to co-designing sustainable, joined-up, community-based care in or near people’s homes. 6350 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Breast cancer services are modernising at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/05/breast-cancer-services-are-modernising-at-the-royal-cornwall-hospitals-trust/ A new breast cancer clinic is launching at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) to meet the growing demand of people requiring a specialist appointment. 6346 5/2/2019 12:00:00 AM Get the right care during the May bank holidays http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/05/get-the-right-care-during-the-may-bank-holidays/ If you or a member of your family experience a minor injury or illness during the May bank holidays, make sure you chose the right health for your needs. 6344 5/1/2019 12:00:00 AM Let the garden grow http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/04/let-the-garden-grow/ Keen gardener Mandy Pell, pharmaceutical advisor for NHS Kernow, shares her top tips for treating minor sprains and strains this bank holiday. 6340 4/29/2019 12:00:00 AM New self-care app is giving people with COPD control over their condition http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/04/new-self-care-app-is-giving-people-with-copd-control-over-their-condition/ People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have said a new app is giving them confidence and control over their long-term respiratory condition. 6339 4/25/2019 12:00:00 AM A day in the life of a nurse in the minor injuries unit http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/04/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-nurse-in-the-minor-injuries-unit/ Behind the scenes of a minor injury unit. 6331 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Help us crack this Easter by using the right NHS service http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/04/help-us-crack-this-easter-by-using-the-right-nhs-service/ 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 or urgent treatment centre. 6330 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Don't forget your meds this Easter http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/04/remember-your-meds-this-easter/ I’m Georgina Praed, NHS Kernow’s head of prescribing and medicines optimisation and if you take regular medication here's some info to help you avoid running out over the Easter break. 6324 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM Decision made to extend Sanctuary House mental health respite service http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/04/decision-made-to-extend-sanctuary-house-mental-health-respite-service/ NHS Kernow and Cornwall Council have agreed to extend funding for a mental health respite service near Liskeard for up to three years. 6318 4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM Mum saved from developing deadly diabetes backs free NHS course. http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/04/mum-saved-from-developing-deadly-diabetes-backs-free-nhs-course/ A mum who was at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes until she joined a free NHS prevention programme is so thankful that she is supporting others who face the serious condition. 6316 4/1/2019 12:00:00 AM Governing Body secondary care doctor http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/03/governing-body-secondary-care-doctor/ Do you have a high level of understanding of how care is delivered in a secondary care setting? Are you willing to give an independent clinical view on all aspects of our business? If so, come and join our Governing Body. 6315 3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM Lay Governing Body member for governance http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/03/lay-governing-body-member-for-governance/ Are you passionate about ensuring informed decisions are made about our health and care system with accountability and probity? If you are, then come and join our Governing Body to champion good governance and its importance to our work. 6308 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Governing Body GP member http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/03/governing-body-gp-member/ Are you a GP who wants to make a difference to the way care is delivered in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly? Are you brimming with ideas and enthusiasm and want to help us to continue shaping an excellent health and care system? 6311 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Care home is where the heart is - but first a drink http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/03/care-home-is-where-the-heart-is-but-first-a-drink/ Jessie Retallick, prescribing support dietitian for NHS Kernow, is guest blogging for Louisa this month on the topic of nutrition and hydration. Jessie is passionate about raising awareness and educating people on malnutrition. 6319 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Green light given for NHS million pound investment in local medical centre http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/03/green-light-given-for-nhs-million-pound-investment-in-local-medical-centre/ Patients of Launceston Medical Centre will benefit from a major NHS funding boost to improve local GP facilities which will see a £1.6million investment from the NHS England Estates and Technology Transformation Fund. 6300 3/8/2019 12:00:00 AM Sanctuary House update http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/02/update-sanctuary-house/ We have decided to pause the decision to no longer fund the Sanctuary House service and will work with the provider during the next three months to ensure that services remain available. 6296 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM Care home is where the heart is – spring is in the air http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/02/care-home-is-where-the-heart-is-blog-february-2019/ Read Louisa Forbes's latest blog about the exciting things taking place with care homes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to improve the health of residents. 6303 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM Survey shows NHS Kernow staff are happy and feel supported to improve health services http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/02/survey-shows-nhs-kernow-staff-are-happy-and-feel-supported-to-improve-health-services/ Staff at NHS Kernow are happy and feel supported to improve health services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – the best results in four years. 6295 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM Manager with chronic illness life transformed by Cornwall health pilot http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/02/manager-with-chronic-illness-life-transformed-by-cornwall-health-pilot/ A woman with a chronic illness so bad she could barely lift a shopping bag is now CrossFit training, thanks to health pilot 6272 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM Oakleigh House/Sanctuary House http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/02/oakleigh-housesanctuary-house/ A decision has been made that NHS Kernow and Cornwall Council will no longer commission Re-Gain to provide support at Sanctuary House when its contract ends on 31 March. 6274 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AM People power reigns at Roseland Surgeries Patients Group http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/02/people-power-reigns-at-roseland-surgeries-patients-group/ Meet the amazing Nesta Johnson and her friends at the Roseland Surgery Patient Group who play ping pong and scrabble to banish loneliness. A great example of community spirit in Cornwall. 6267 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Cornwall GPs offer evening and weekend appointments http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/01/cornwall-gps-offering-evening-and-weekend-appointments/ People in Cornwall can now book an appointment to see a GP in the evening and at the weekend. 6249 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Care home is where the heart is http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/01/care-home-is-where-the-heart-is/ Read Louisa Forbes's latest blog about the exciting things taking place right now with care homes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to improve the health of residents. 6301 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Staying Well this winter – are you prepared? http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/01/staying-well-this-winter/ As winter bugs start rise across the UK health professionals in Cornwall are reminding people how to care for themselves at home and when to seek help if symptoms become severe. 6236 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM Cornwall Council’s children’s mental health services praised in House of Commons report http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2019/01/childrens-mental-health-services-praised-in-house-of-commons-report/ Mental health services provided for children in Cornwall have been cited as a model example, in a recent report from the House of Commons which looked at the benefits of early intervention to improve children’s mental health. 6239 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM Valued Lives marks one year of helping people in mental health crisis http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/12/valued-lives-marks-one-year-of-helping-people-in-mental-health-crisis/ A crisis service set up to help people in distress because of poor mental health is saving lives. 6230 12/24/2018 12:00:00 AM Give the gift of a healthy Christmas holiday to you and your family http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/12/give-the-gift-of-a-healthy-christmas-holiday-to-you-and-your-family/ If you want to give the gift of a healthy holiday for you and your family make sure you’re prepared for any potential health conditions this Christmas. 6229 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM December update from our Chief Officer http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/12/december-update-from-our-chief-officer/ Our Chief Officer Jackie Pendleton shares her thoughts about our work to improve NHS and care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 6224 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AM Temporary overnight closure of Stratton Minor Injury Unit http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/12/temporary-overnight-closure-of-stratton-minor-injury-unit/ With effect from Friday 7 December 2018, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will temporarily reduce the opening hours of the minor injury unit at Stratton Community Hospital. 6225 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AM New faces on NHS Kernow’s Governing Body http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/12/new-faces-join-our-governing-body/ The search to find new people to strengthen the NHS in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has seen two family doctors and two health champions join the clinical commissioning group’s Governing Body. 6222 12/4/2018 12:00:00 AM Free education courses available for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/11/free-education-courses-available-for-people-newly-diagnosed-with-type-2-diabetes/ NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group has commissioned a free education programme for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 6216 11/22/2018 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow’s finance team wins regional award http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/11/finance-team-wins-regional-award/ An NHS team whose dedication has helped to get the finances of NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group back on track has seen their hard work add up to a regional award. 6211 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AM The Truth Project comes to Cornwall to support victims of abuse http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/11/the-truth-project-comes-to-cornwall-to-support-victims-of-abuse/ "What we tell the Truth Project will help future generations and break the cycle of abuse", Rebecca, abuse survivor. 6208 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM Diabetes prevention programme extended following its success http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/11/diabetes-prevention-programme-extended-following-its-success/ More people than ever before will have the chance to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 6207 11/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Legacy of ‘pioneer for change in specialist health care’ lives on http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/11/legacy-of-pioneer-for-change-in-health-care-lives-on/ The legacy of a ‘pioneer for change in specialist health care’, who died from a rare genetic disorder, continues to live on 6202 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AM Know the ways you can look after youself as part of Self-Care Week http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/11/know-the-ways-you-can-look-after-yourself-as-part-of-self-care-week/ Going for a walk, joining a club or simply packing some paracetamol in your bag are all ways you can look after your own health this winter 6200 11/11/2018 12:00:00 AM Health manager wins national award for efforts transforming ways of working http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/11/health-manager-wins-national-award-for-efforts-transforming-ways-of-working/ A health manager, who has been instrumental in transforming ways of working for nine GP practices in east Cornwall, has won a national award. 6194 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM Cornwall project to help stop self-harm wins a hat trick of awards http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/10/cornwall-project-to-help-stop-self-harm-wins-a-hat-trick-of-awards/ A project supporting young people to reduce risky behaviours, including those of self-harm, has scooped a third award within a year. 6190 10/25/2018 12:00:00 AM NHS England's statement on flu vaccine for the over 65s http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/10/flu-vaccine-for-the-over-65s-nhs-england-statement/ NHS England has confirmed that there is more than enough flu vaccine for those aged 65 and older to meet the expected demand. Read its statement in full. 6189 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM Young people from Cornwall want to make the world smile for World Mental Health Day http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/10/young-people-from-cornwall-want-to-make-the-world-smile-for-world-mental-health-day/ A campaign has been launched in Cornwall to create a “worldwide smile” for World Mental Health Day tomorrow. (Wednesday, October 10) 6188 10/9/2018 12:00:00 AM Plans to create a community-based model of care unveiled http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/10/plans-to-create-a-community-based-model-of-care/ People in Cornwall will be among the first in the country to benefit from national changes to improve the way people can get urgent help for conditions such as broken bones, burns, sprains and strains. 6187 10/3/2018 12:00:00 AM Care Quality Commission finds improvements at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/09/care-quality-commission-finds-improvements-at-south-western-ambulance-service-nhs-foundation-trust/ England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has welcomed improvements at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. 6183 9/27/2018 12:00:00 AM Double award nomination success for pioneering waiting times app http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/09/double-award-nomination-success-for-pioneering-waiting-times-app/ An app which gives people real-time information about their local urgent NHS services has been shortlisted in two of the most prestigious national awards: the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards and the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. 6182 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AM Cornwall trials new online form for easier access to GP services http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/09/cornwall-trials-new-online-form-for-easier-access-to-gp-services/ People can now access GP services anytime, anywhere, thanks to a simple online form that is being tested out in 16 practices across the county. 6178 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM Long term plan discussion http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/09/long-term-plan-discussion/ On 18 June the Prime Minister set out a funding settlement for the NHS in England for the next five years. In return, the NHS has been asked to set out a long term plan for the future of the NHS by autumn, setting out our ambitions for improvement over the next decade, and our plans to meet them over the five years of the funding settlement. 6176 9/3/2018 12:00:00 AM This is why NHS Kernow will be at Asda in Bodmin and Looe Music Festival http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/08/this-is-why-nhs-kernow-will-be-at-asda-in-bodmin-and-looe-music-festival/ NHS Kernow is hitting the road this autumn to tell people about health services in their community. 6173 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow's proud to support Stonewall http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/08/nhs-kernows-proud-to-support-stonewall/ Our Chief Operating Officer, Helen Childs, is working with Stonewall to help us become a diversity champion to encourage better lives for our workforce and the people we work for who identify as LGBT. 6171 8/25/2018 12:00:00 AM Ditch the bank holiday emergency department jam http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/08/ditch-the-bank-holiday-emergency-department-jam/ People are being asked to choose the right services and look out for elderly family and friends in a bid to prevent a repeat of the summer surge on the emergency department caused by the July heatwave. 6167 8/24/2018 12:00:00 AM Lay Governing Body member for primary care and prevention http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/08/lay-governing-body-member-for-primary-care-and-prevention/ Are you passionate about improving primary care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly? Do you believe people should be supported to make healthy lifestyle choices and manage any long term conditions they have? If you are, then come and join our Governing Body to champion primary care and prevention services. 6159 8/20/2018 12:00:00 AM http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/08/nhs-heroes-work-extra-shifts-to-cope-with-emergency-department-demand/ Emergency department consultants are working extra shifts to cope with an increase in people coming to hospital for help. Extra doctors and nurses are also being brought in to meet demand. 6160 8/17/2018 12:00:00 AM Lay Governing Body member for patient participation and involvement http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/08/lay-governing-body-member-for-patient-participation-and-involvement/ Are you passionate about making sure the public’s voice remains front and centre of decisions that are made about our health and care system? If you are, then come and join our Governing Body to champion public involvement and its decisions in our work. 6156 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AM Governing Body GP members http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/08/governing-body-gp-members/ Are you a GP who wants to make a difference to the way care is delivered in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly? Join us and make a difference! 6154 8/6/2018 12:00:00 AM Our assurance rating http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/07/our-assurance-rating/ NHS England has released its annual assurance rating for NHS Kernow and the progress that is being made to develop an integrated health and care system. 6151 7/12/2018 12:00:00 AM Annual report and accounts 2017/18 http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/06/annual-report-and-accounts/ NHS Kernow’s annual report and accounts for 2017/18 have been formally published. The report provides an overview of our achievements, challenges and performance during the past 12 months and details how we've used our resources. 6143 6/19/2018 12:00:00 AM FreeStyle Libre available to eligible patients http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/06/freestyle-libre-available-to-eligible-patients/ NHS Kernow has agreed to commission the flash glucose monitoring device, FreeStyle Libre for qualifying adults and children with type 1 diabetes. The offer to the qualifying patients is initially for six months and will be considered a ‘trial’ for each individual that has defined positive health outcomes which are then assessed at six months. 6141 6/15/2018 12:00:00 AM Helping people in Cornwall recognise the risk of developing diabetes http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/06/helping-people-in-cornwall-recognise-the-risk-of-developing-diabetes/ Today marks the start of this year's national Diabetes Week (June 11th) which aims to help prevent diabetes and support those living with the condition. 6139 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM Please help support your local NHS by using the right service http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/06/please-help-support-your-local-nhs-by-using-the-right-service/ Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro and the Emergency Department is extremely busy right now and, as we head into the weekend, we are asking people to use alternative services when they can. 6138 6/8/2018 12:00:00 AM Getting a sound night’s sleep - NHS Kernow commissions new service for children with complex needs http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/06/getting-a-sound-nights-sleep-nhs-kernow-commissions-new-service-for-children-with-complex-needs/ With the latest research showing the importance of sleep for the health and wellbeing of children and young people, NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group is introducing a new service to help children with complex needs to get a sound night’s sleep. 6136 6/5/2018 12:00:00 AM Funding to support people in a mental health crisis http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/05/funding-to-support-people-in-a-mental-health-crisis/ An exciting new initiative developed by the NHS and Cornwall Council to support people who are at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis has been awarded £1.5m funding from the Government. 6135 5/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Health experts warn men to ‘Cover Up’ this bank holiday weekend http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/05/health-experts-warn-men-to-cover-up-this-bank-holiday-weekend/ It’s never too early or too late to reduce your risk of skin cancer. That’s the message from health experts this bank holiday weekend, as the sun is set to make another blistering appearance. 6131 5/25/2018 12:00:00 AM Getting the right care during the May bank holiday http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/05/getting-the-right-care-during-the-may-bank-holiday/ It’s the bank holiday and here's all you need to know about what to do if you fall ill this weekend. 6134 5/25/2018 12:00:00 AM £7.2 million contract for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in Cornwall http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/05/seven-million-contract-for-domestic-abuse-and-sexual-violence-services-in-cornwall/ South West charity First Light together with national children’s charity Barnardo’s have won a £7.2m contract to deliver vital services to support people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual violence. 6133 5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM NHS England praise Cornwall for making sure extra mental health cash goes to the right services http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/05/nhs-england-praise-cornwall-for-making-sure-extra-mental-health-cash-goes-to-the-right-services/ The country’s most senior NHS mental health director has praised Cornwall for making sure that additional mental health investment is being used to improve the right services for people who need support for their mental health. 6130 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM Our response to the Healthwatch survey on GP access http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/05/our-response-to-the-healthwatch-survey-on-gp-access/ Read our response to the Healthwatch survey on GP access in Cornwall here. 6129 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM GPs talk about commitment to ensure that people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have a good and dignified death as part of Dying Matters week http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/05/gps-talk-about-commitment-to-ensure-that-people-across-cornwall-and-the-isles-of-scilly-have-a-good-and-dignified-death-as-part-of-dying-matters-week/ Health and care partners across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have made strides as part of a system wide commitment to ensure people have a good death. 6128 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM Wife shares heart-breaking story of marriage to husband hours before he died as part of Dying Matters week http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/05/wife-shares-heart-breaking-story-of-marriage-to-husband-hours-before-he-died-as-part-of-dying-matters-week/ A widow has described getting married to her husband just hours before he died of cancer as “both the happiest and saddest day” of her life 6126 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Getting the right care during the May bank holiday http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/05/getting-the-right-care-during-the-may-bank-holidays/ If you or your family experience a minor injury or illness during the May bank holidays don’t spend your time waiting in the emergency department - there are lots of different ways that you can access advice, support and treatments from the NHS. 6123 5/2/2018 12:00:00 AM Shining a spotlight on perinatal mental illness – Cornwall and Isles of Scilly support Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/04/shining-a-spotlight-on-perinatal-mental-illness/ This year’s Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week (30 April – 6 May) shines a spotlight on the help available for women who develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within a year after giving birth. 6121 4/30/2018 12:00:00 AM Lindsey says diabetes prevention service has improved her health http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/04/lindsey-says-diabetes-prevention-service-has-improved-her-health/ People across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being urged to check their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes as part of National Diabetes Prevention Week. Diabetes Prevention Week runs from April 16 to 22. 6114 4/17/2018 12:00:00 AM GP calls for people to check their risk of Type 2 diabetes as part of Diabetes Prevention Week http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/04/gp-calls-for-people-to-check-their-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-as-part-of-diabetes-prevention-week/ A GP is urging people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to check their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes as part of National Diabetes Prevention Week. Diabetes Prevention Week runs from April 16 to 22. 6113 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AM Ipsos Mori survey shows NHS Kernow is making good progress http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/04/ipsos-mori-survey-shows-nhs-kernow-is-making-good-progress/ NHS Kernow is leading the way nationally when it comes to comes to how satisfied people are with influencing the clinical commissioner’s plans and prioritise, a survey has revealed. 6112 4/6/2018 12:00:00 AM Shaping Our Future Transformation Board meeting http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/04/shaping-our-future-transformation-board-meeting/ On Friday 6 April, the Shaping Our Future Transformation Board will meet at 10am at the Knowledge Spa in Truro. Members of the public are welcome to attend and listen to the discussion. 6110 4/5/2018 12:00:00 AM GP calls on people to support the NHS this Easter http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/03/gp-calls-on-people-to-support-the-nhs-this-easter/ Health workers across the NHS in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are working this Easter to support you or your family if you become unwell during the long weekend and holiday. 6106 3/27/2018 12:00:00 AM Help us crack this Easter by using the right NHS service http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/03/help-us-crack-this-easter-by-using-the-right-nhs-service/ Don’t spend your Easter 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. 6107 3/27/2018 12:00:00 AM Pharmacists reveal the top ailments and injuries they treat over Easter http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/03/pharmacists-reveal-the-top-ailments-and-injuries-they-treat-over-easter/ Find out what the sort of injuries and ailments pharmacists are more likely to offer advice and treatment during the long Easter weekend and holiday. 6105 3/26/2018 12:00:00 AM Kirsten embarks on gruelling challenge for women who’ve survived rape and abuse http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/03/kirsten-embarks-on-gruelling-challenge-for-women-who-have-survived-rape-and-abuse/ An NHS Kernow business information analyst will swap number crunching for hiking hills in a bid to raise money for a charity helping women who have survived rape, domestic and sexual abuse. 6103 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM Integrated strategic commissioning update http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/03/integrated-strategic-commissioning-update/ Read our statement in response to Cornwall Council's press release stating it did not support the creation of an accountable care system. 6102 3/15/2018 12:00:00 AM Royal recognition for two nurses who have helped transform care in Cornwall http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/03/royal-recognition-for-two-nurses-who-have-helped-transform-care-in-cornwall/ Two women who have helped to transform care in Cornwall have been recognised with a royal invitation for people engaged in front line nursing. 6098 3/13/2018 12:00:00 AM Health care services affected by adverse weather http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/03/health-care-services-affected-by-adverse-weather-2-march/ Adverse weather is likely to affect local services today (2 March). Find out which services are affected. 6096 3/2/2018 12:00:00 AM Health heroes go the extra mile to provide care despite snow and freezing conditions http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/03/health-heroes-go-the-extra-mile-to-provide-care-despite-snow-and-freezing-conditions/ Health heroes have been going the extra mile to ensure people get the care they need and stay safe as the county is battered by snow and freezing temperatures. 6097 3/2/2018 12:00:00 AM Health care services affected by adverse weather http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/03/health-care-services-affected-by-adverse-weather/ Adverse weather is likely to affect local services today (1 March) and tomorrow (2 March). Find out which services are affected. 6094 3/1/2018 12:00:00 AM Cold weather prompts further health warnings from PHE http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/02/cold-weather-prompts-further-health-warnings-from-phe/ Public Health England (PHE) issues cold weather alerts and health warnings following the arrival of colder weather in some parts of England. 6092 2/28/2018 12:00:00 AM Not even the snow can stop NHS’ amazing staff from providing top care http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/02/not-even-the-snow-can-stop-nhs-amazing-staff-from-providing-top-care/ Staff across the NHS and social care are pulling out all the stops to ensure people can get the care they need after today’s snow fall. 6093 2/28/2018 12:00:00 AM NHS Kernow and Intercom Trust announce new working partnership http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/02/nhs-kernow-and-intercom-trust-announce-new-working-partnership/ No young person struggling with their gender identity or sexual orientation should feel alone. This is the message to young people living in Cornwall as NHS Kernow announces a new working partnership with the Intercom Trust. 6090 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM Position on gluten free food prescribing http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/02/position-on-gluten-free-food-prescribing/ Read our response to the Department of Health and Social Care's report on the prescribing of gluten free food. 6087 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM Tamar Valley walking for health programme http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/02/tamar-valley-walking-for-health-programme/ Tamar Valley Walking for Health walks are fun, free and friendly – perfect to help you get active at a gentle pace and meet new people. 6089 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AM St Austell Healthcare’s Patient Participation Group raised more than £6,500 to fund bladder scanner http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/01/st-austell-healthcare-patient-participation-group-raises-funds-for-bladder-scanner/ A piece of kit is making it easier, safer and more convenient to identify if someone has a urinary condition and provide treatment closer to home, thanks to the efforts of fundraisers. 6084 1/25/2018 12:00:00 AM Play your part this winter to stop the spread of Norovirus – just Think NORO http://kernowccg.nhs.uk/news/2018/01/play-your-part-this-winter-to-stop-the-spread-of-norovirus/ As reports of Norovirus outbreaks increase across the South West, Public Health England and NHS England are urging people to follow simple steps stop the spread of this nasty bug. 6083 1/24/2018 12:00:00 AM Accountable Care System Inquiry - day three round up http://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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