Should be a busy day at lys Kernow / County Hall today as the Inquiry into the creation of Cornwall’s Accountable Care System gets underway at 10am. Then this afternoon the STP Shaping our Future Transformation Board at 2pm in the Trelawney Room.
There will be another demonstration outside from 9 – 10am called by the local Momentum faction of the Labour Party. (*see below)
The six councillors making up the panel are
Colin Martin (LibDem)
Karen McHugh (LibDem)
Bert Biscoe (Ind)
Sue Nicholas (Conservative)
Andy Virr (Conservative)
Loveday Jenkin (MK)
They will hear a presentation from NHS England, then ‘Comments and Observations from Non-Inquiry Members’ but this does not include public questions.
Unfortunately the council has not organised a live webcast for the inquiry.
Nationally, Accountable Care Systems are facing a judicial review being brought about by a group of professional medical experts and senior NHS staff.
The Conservatives have joined calls for the final decision on whether Cornwall gets an ACO should go to Full Council.
James Mustoe, Deputy Leader of Conservative group on the council told us “We are pleased that there is a cross-party group of councillors tasked with conducting the inquiry. Each political group has been given a chance to include councillors as part of the inquiry. From the Conservative perspective, our councillors on the panel are Andy Virr, who is an A&E Consultant at RCH Treliske, and Sue Nicholas, who has decades of nursing experience in many different roles. We have every faith in their knowledge of local NHS matters.”