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.
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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.
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. Doing more of the same is financially unsustainable and will not guarantee that quality and safety of care will improve.
The NHS in Cornwall is taking steps to help protect the county’s air quality by equipping its vehicle fleet with 57 new Toyota petrol-electric hybrids.
A very special facility has recently been opened at Bodmin Community Hospital. Created as a room from home; the new Palliative Care room will enable patients and their relatives, friends and carers to have the facilities they need to receive care in a more non-clinical environment.
Leading by example, senior managers at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are all having the flu jab and urging staff to do the same.