News and Events

New integrated patient transport contract

Patients needing transport to and from NHS appointments and treatments will benefit from a new and improved service this year.

Cornwall together: February 2024

The latest edition of Cornwall together is now available. Our monthly bulletin provides you with a range of news, engagement opportunities and events from across the integrated care system.

National industrial action update

View this news article to find out about the latest industrial action updates.

Diabetes patients benefit from innovative “super clinics”.

New diabetes “super clinics” are making access to essential annual diabetes reviews simpler and easier for patients in Cornwall.

Dr Janine Glazier treating patient

Extra GP appointments helping keep people home and out of hospital

Extra GP appointments helping keep people home and out of hospital

Know “Where is best?” for your half term health needs

Cornwall’s NHS is urging people to consider “Where is best?” if they are ill or injured this half term, with health and care services remaining busy. People can also help by supporting a loved one to leave hospital.

Extra GP appointments helping to keep people at home and out of hospital this winter

New primary care hubs are providing extra appointments across Cornwall this winter for people needing urgent care for minor illness, to ease demand on GP teams.

Critical Incident has ended for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

A critical incident declared for health and care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been stood down today (Monday 29 January).

New year, new board member

NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board (ICB) welcomes a new statutory Board member to join the board level team.

Cornwall Critical Incident declared

Cornwall’s health and care leaders have this evening (21 January 2024) declared a system critical incident.

Monthly message from NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board, January 2023

Our Integrated Care Board has held its latest monthly meeting (Thursday 11th January), where local health and care services leaders are updated and make decisions that support the delivery of NHS priorities for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Winter well-being event for Cornwall’s deaf and hearing loss community

Deaf people and people with hearing loss in Cornwall are invited to attend a winter well-being event this January to have vaccinations (if eligible), health checks and get health advice as well as give their views on NHS services.

Help Cornwall’s NHS stop the spread of winter viruses

We are seeing a rise in cases of norovirus, flu and COVID-19 in Cornwall, and our NHS is asking for your help to stop the spread.

Keep Flu, Coughs, and Colds at bay this winter

With a rise in the number of people with flu in winter, NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly are promoting some simple tips to keep the flu, coughs, and colds at bay and help people stay healthy and well.

Helping you stay well at home

Staff across the NHS, community, council, and care teams are working together to help keep residents of Cornwall happy, healthy and closer to home this winter.

Thousands of GP appointments missed every month in Cornwall

With demand for their appointments at an all-time high, GP practices are urging patients to please cancel unwanted appointments so others can book them.

Extended opening hours at West Cornwall Hospital’s Urgent Treatment Centre

Around 125 people each month have been making use of later opening hours at West Cornwall Hospital’s Urgent Treatment Centre.

Monthly message from NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board, November 2023

“Our Integrated Care Board has held its latest monthly meeting (Thursday 9th November), where local health and care services leaders are updated and make decisions that support the delivery of NHS priorities for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Monthly message from NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board, October 2023

Your Integrated Care Board has held its latest monthly meeting (Thursday 12 October), where local health and care services leaders are updated and make decisions that support the delivery of NHS priorities for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Innovative Cornwall pilot project supports most vulnerable to see an NHS dentist

A collaboration between the NHS and a Cornwall dental surgery, has created a new pilot, enabling children and the most vulnerable patients to access an NHS dentist

The numbers that could save your life; NHS urges blood pressure checks

It causes two thirds of strokes and almost half of all heart attacks, more than 6 million people across the UK have it and many are not aware. Yet it is one of the most preventable and treatable conditions.

Cornwall to get another new community diagnostic centre

Patients in Cornwall will benefit from another community diagnostic centre, helping our NHS deliver more care closer to home.

NHS Cornwall and Isle of Scilly ICB non-exec steps down

non-executive member stepping down from her role as an independent non-executive member of NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly ICB.

Cornwall’s health leaders publish Joint Forward Plan

Our NHS organisations have published the first draft of a 5-year Joint Forward Plan, setting the direction for improving healthcare across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Cornwall’s special recording to celebrate NHS 75

Staff from across Cornwall’s health service are sharing memories and proudest moments to celebrate the 75th birthday of the NHS

NHS Cornwall staff to attend NHS 75 service at Westminster Abbey

Cornwall NHS staff are among around 1,500 from across the UK who will attend a special service at Westminster Abbey, to celebrate the 75th birthday of the NHS.

Community Conversations will shape a healthier future for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

More than 1000 conversations are underway to hear from local people about how to make Cornwall and Isles of Scilly a healthier and better place to be born, to live and thrive and grow old.

Think sun safety and ‘Choose Well’ during Armed Forces Day weekend

With the weather set fair for Falmouth’s Armed Forces Day celebrations this weekend, Cornwall’s public health team and NHS are urging visitors to ensure they protect themselves from the sun and choose services wisely.

Team NHS at the Royal Cornwall Show!

As Cornwall reflects on another fantastic Royal Cornwall Show, we are busy reviewing the comments from the hundreds of visitors who came to chat to us about how to improve NHS services.

Monthly message from NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board, June 2023

Your Integrated Care Board has held its latest monthly meeting (Thursday 9 June), where local health and care services leaders are updated and make decisions that support the delivery of NHS priorities for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

NHS showcases research, recruitment and new hospitals at Royal Cornwall Show

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board, and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust will be at this year’s show, with the message: “Our future, make it your future”.

Half-term plea to help get hospital patients home quickly and choose services wisely

As Cornwall’s NHS prepares for a busy bank holiday and half-term, people are being urged to help get loved ones home from hospital as soon as they are well enough.

Cornwall Dementia Conference makes sure dementia is “everyone’s business”

The 2023 national Dementia Action Week (15 – 21 May) focussed on making sure people receive a timely diagnosis.

Monthly message from NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board, May 2023

Your Integrated Care Board has held its latest monthly meeting (Thursday 11 May), where local health and care services leaders are updated and make decisions that support the delivery of NHS priorities for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

New ‘Home from Home’ service helping to speed up hospital discharges in Cornwall

Cornwall’s Penhallow ‘Home from Home’ service, which is part of our work to help get people out of hospital as quickly as possible, has welcomed its first residents.

Ofsted and CQC inspection of SEND services welcomed

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have concluded that there are “inconsistent experiences and outcomes for children and young […]

Urgent appeal from Cornwall’s NHS ahead of busy bank holidays

Our health and care leaders are asking people for their help ahead of three busy bank holidays and further industrial […]

Monthly message from NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board, April 2023

Your Integrated Care Board has held its latest monthly meeting, where local health and care services leaders are updated and make decisions that support the delivery of NHS priorities for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Pharmacy, dentistry and optometry commissioning

From April 2023, all Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) will have delegated responsibility of NHS England pharmaceutical, ophthalmic and dental (POD) functions. Giving […]

45 residents each day using the Emergency Department who did not need to be there

People are being urged to think carefully before going to the Emergency Department, this Easter, after analysis by NHS Cornwall […]

Cornwall’s NHS welcomes report on improving dementia services

After asking for this vital piece of research to be carried out, we welcome the ‘Hear our Voice’ report, which […]

Monthly message from NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board, March 2023

Every month your local health and care service leaders meet as the Integrated Care Board, to be updated and make decisions that support the delivery of NHS priorities for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Flying the flag for Team GP the experts on hand to help with healthcare

Did you know there are now a dozen different expert roles supporting patients across Cornwall’s GP surgeries? Each of these […]

There is still time to help us shape the future of health and care across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Your Integrated Care System wants to hear the views from local people to help shape a new 10-year strategy for health and care services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

A presentation on chronic pain in Cornwall

New ‘Pain Cafés’ will support those living with chronic pain in Cornwall

15 new ‘Pain Cafés’ are being launched in Cornwall, as part of a five-year project to ‘de-medicalise’ pain management for people living with chronic pain.

Monthly message from NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board, February 2023

Your local health and care services are overseen by the Integrated Care Board, who are leaders, including doctors, nurses and people with a wealth of experience and passion, and are committed to working in partnership with our communities to make Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly a great place to live, thrive and grow old.

Apprenticeship Week

NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2023 NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly has been shining […]

Keep choosing ‘where is best’ while health and care services critical incident continues

Health and care staff in Cornwall are asking local residents to choose ‘where is best’ for them this weekend, as the critical incident declared last Sunday (21 Jan) continues.

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