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Date: 28 April 2015
We work with many different partners to provide health and social care across Cornwall and Devon and you can find out more information on our partners on this page.
For more information on how the NHS works and how organisations work and fit together click to watch The Kings Find's animation below.
NHS Kernow (Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group) is the clinical commissioning group for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It is their job to buy health services for the population of the county and islands including hospitals, mental health services, children's services and community services. Public Health is now the responsibility of Cornwall Council or the Council of the Isles of Scilly while GPs, dentists, pharmacies and optometrists are commissioned by NHS England.
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Healthwatch Cornwall is the new watchdog for publicly funded health and social care services in Cornwall, and will replace the Local Involvement network (LINk).
Although Healthwatch Cornwall will work closely with health and social care providers and commissioners ; it must also operate independently, giving clear, unbiased feedback and recommendations on how services in Cornwall should be improved.
It will also need to look at services that are provided to people in Cornwall from outside the county, for example services in Plymouth or elsewhere in Devon. More information about Healthwatch Cornwall can be found on the Cornwall Council website.
There will be a separate Healthwatch for the Isles of Scilly. The Council of the Isles of Scilly is responsible for ensuring that the service is provided.
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The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute care services in Cornwall and serves around 450,000 people a year. This figure is often doubled by holidaymakers during the busiest times of the year. The Trust is responsible for the provision of services at three sites (comprising approximately 750 beds):
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Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides community health services to children and young people and mental health and learning disability services to people of all ages.
They are an NHS Foundation Trust and are committed to providing high quality care and services.
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We work with Cornwall Council who provide Health and Social Care. They support older people, people with learning or physical disabilities or dementia, and carers. They can help you arrange an assessment or provide support if you are concerned about someone.
Click to find out more about Cornwall Council Health and Social Care.
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) provides ambulance services to the south-west and was the first ambulance service to be authorised as an NHS Foundation Trust in March 2011. The Trust covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and the former Avon area (Bristol, Bath, North and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire).
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Outside the normal hours of your GP surgery, emergency clinic appointments are available at Bodmin, Cambourne-Redruth, Falmouth, Helston, Truro, Launceston , Liskeard, Newquay, St. Austell, Stratton, and Penzance. Please phone 111 for further assistance if you need advice or need to see a clinician via an appointment system, or as a home visit for patients unable to attend a clinic in any of these areas.
Plymouth Hospitals is the largest hospital trust in the south west and is a centre for research in partnership with the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry and Plymouth and Exeter Universities. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust offer a full range of general hospital services to around 450,000 people in Plymouth, North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon. These include emergency and trauma services, maternity services, paediatrics and a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical sub-specialties.
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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust provides care for people from Axminster to Bude and from Exmouth to Lynton. It offers both acute services, centred on North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) and adult community services, across a network of 17 community hospitals and nine integrated health and social care community clusters, spanning Torridge, North Devon, East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon, Teignbridge and West Devon.
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Plymouth Community Healthcare is an independent social enterprise providing NHS services for local people. They provide community, physical and mental healthcare for around 270,000 people in Plymouth as well as some specialist services for those living in Devon and Cornwall.
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South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust runs Torbay Hospital and nine community hospitals serving South Devon. The Trusts catchment area covers 300 square miles - from South Dartmoor to the length of coastline which stretches from the mouth of the River Exe (Dawlish), past the Teign and Dart estuaries (beyond Dartmouth).
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BT Cornwall is a ten-year partnership between Cornwall Council, Peninsula Community Health, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and BT. The partnership ‘BT Cornwall’ will deliver a range of services including ICT support, Telehealth and Telecare, document management, invoice processing, payroll and employment support and improved information sharing.
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Volunteer Cornwall is dedicated to developing active and engaged citizens through volunteering. They have volunteer centres in Liskeard, St Austell, Truro and Redruth that match people who want to volunteer with organisations that need volunteers. They also have a range of projects and services - all designed to support and develop volunteers and host organisations.
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Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly is the new name for Age Concern Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly. They are the leading independent charity in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly working to improve the wellbeing of people in later life. Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly provide a range of services and opportunities that have been developed to help older people to live independent, healthy, happy lives.
Click to find out more about Age UK Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly