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NHS Kernow and Intercom Trust announce new working partnership

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 00:00
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.
Categories: Health

Position on gluten free food prescribing

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 00:00
Read our response to the Department of Health and Social Care's report on the prescribing of gluten free food.
Categories: Health

Tamar Valley walking for health programme

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 00:00
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.
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St Austell Healthcare’s Patient Participation Group raised more than £6,500 to fund bladder scanner

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Play your part this winter to stop the spread of Norovirus – just Think NORO

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 00:00
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.
Categories: Health

Accountable Care System Inquiry - day three round up

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Inspirational and dedicated urgent care nurse Sharon receives top award

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Accountable Care System inquiry day

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00
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.
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NHS Kernow's statement in response to reports that 10 minor injury units will close

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 00:00
Statement from Jackie Pendleton, NHS Kernow’s Chief Officer, speaking on behalf of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly health and care system.
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New NHS app gives you quicker information about hospital waiting times

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 00:00
You can now download a new free app to get information about waiting and travel times for urgent NHS services in Devon and Cornwall.
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Don’t give Norovirus to your loved ones in care homes and hospitals this Christmas

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 00:00
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.
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Shaping our Future Transformation Board open to the public

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 00:00
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.
Categories: Health

Plans for a Shadow Accountable Care System

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 00:00
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.
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NHS Kernow agrees to retain and reconfigure the Telehealth service

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 00:00
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.
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Help prevent the spread of Norovirus and why you should move your toothbrush away from the toilet basin

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 00:00
If you want to help stop Norovirus spreading don’t go to hospital - and move your toothbrush away from anywhere near the toilet basin.
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Changes to prescriptions

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 00:00
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.
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Self-management of Long Term Conditions survey

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 00:00
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.
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A diabetes walking group in St Austell is transforming people’s health and happiness

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 00:00
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.
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People of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly feeling benefits of new diabetes prevention programme

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 00:00
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.
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Residents offered help to maintain winter wellbeing

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 00:00
With the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping, residents are being offered help to keep their warm and well this winter.
Categories: Health