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Annual report and accounts 2017/18

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 00:00
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.
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FreeStyle Libre available to eligible patients

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Helping people in Cornwall recognise the risk of developing diabetes

Mon, 11/06/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Please help support your local NHS by using the right service

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Getting a sound night’s sleep - NHS Kernow commissions new service for children with complex needs

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Funding to support people in a mental health crisis

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Health experts warn men to ‘Cover Up’ this bank holiday weekend

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Getting the right care during the May bank holiday

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 00:00
It’s the bank holiday and here's all you need to know about what to do if you fall ill this weekend.
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£7.2 million contract for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in Cornwall

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 00:00
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.
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NHS England praise Cornwall for making sure extra mental health cash goes to the right services

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Our response to the Healthwatch survey on GP access

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 00:00
Read our response to the Healthwatch survey on GP access in Cornwall here.
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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

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Wife shares heart-breaking story of marriage to husband hours before he died as part of Dying Matters week

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 00:00
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
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Getting the right care during the May bank holiday

Wed, 02/05/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Shining a spotlight on perinatal mental illness – Cornwall and Isles of Scilly support Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Lindsey says diabetes prevention service has improved her health

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 00:00
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.
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GP calls for people to check their risk of Type 2 diabetes as part of Diabetes Prevention Week

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Ipsos Mori survey shows NHS Kernow is making good progress

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 00:00
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.
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Shaping Our Future Transformation Board meeting

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 00:00
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.
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GP calls on people to support the NHS this Easter

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 00:00
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.
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