A recent study by Public Health England has found that deaths of people with epilepsy increased by 70% between 2001 and 2014.*
Category - Announcements
A brand new ward has opened at one of Cornwall’s mental health units. The opening of the 15 additional mental health beds, aims to eliminate the need for unnecessary out of county care well ahead of the NHS England target of 2020/21 in line with the recommendations of the ‘Five Year Forward View for Mental Health’.
Dr Ellen Wilkinson, Medical Director at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has recently returned from a teaching visit to Somaliland where she took part in a teaching programme for medical students studying mental health in the recently formed African state.
The UK’s National Director of Mental Health, Claire Murdoch praised the county’s mental health services during a visit to the county on 26 January 2018.
Statement from Jackie Pendleton, NHS Kernow’s Chief Officer, speaking on behalf of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly health and care system in response to Peter Levin's report on minor injury closures:
A much respected Consultant in Adult Developmental Neuropsychiatry, Dr Rohit Shankar has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List.
Community Specialist Palliative Care nurses from Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; with colleagues from wider Specialist Palliative Care teams have been awarded a prestigious accolade from students at the University of Exeter, Medical School.
After successfully obtaining additional funding from NHS England, the Perinatal Mental Health Service has expanded significantly and is now able to offer a more enhanced service across Cornwall.