Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Out Of Hours Doctors Overhaul

news-health.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

2:49pm 2nd October 2014

Private companies are being asked to bid to run Cornwall's out of hours doctors' service.

NHS Kernow is putting the contract out to tender, ahead of Serco pulling out next year.

It has had a history of problems, from staff shortages to fiddled figures.

Last month, Pirate FM told you plans to let a local alliance take control had been scrapped.

Dr Iain Chorlton is on the governing body and said: "Tendering for services provides an opportunity to improve service quality, patient outcomes and value for money.  

"Serco is currently performing well and we intend to commission a service that builds on that good work. The out-of-hours service for Cornwall will be an important part of our ambition to create community services that work together for the benefit of local people.

"We will be involving local clinicians and patient representatives in our process, and will announce the new provider early next year."

2:49pm 2nd October 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Most read
original factory shop bodmin

Suspected 'Ram-Raid' In Bodmin

Police say £900 worth of goods was stolen

fistral beach newquay

WATCH: Cornish Beach Named Second Best In UK

In fact, the Duchy has three in the top 10!

Top articles

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Brit Awards honour David Bowie with best male solo artist and best album gongs

National News: David Bowie has been honoured with two Brit Awards - 13 months after his death at the age of 69.

VIDEO: Cats Die From 'Anti-Freeze Poisoning'

Cornwall News: Vets warn others are missing in Camborne and Redruth

Brit Awards honour David Bowie with best male solo artist and best album gongs

Showbiz News: David Bowie has been honoured with two Brit Awards - 13 months after his death at the age of 69.

North Korea blames Malaysia for Kim Jong-Nam's death

World News: North Korea has said Malaysia is to blame for the death of Kim Jong-Nam at an airport in Kuala Lumpur.

Non-league Lincoln make FA Cup history

Sports News: Lincoln have become the first non-league team to reach the quarter finals of the FA Cup in more than 100 years.

How you can perfect the 'dabbing' move Tom Watson apparently tried at PMQs

Strange News: The "dab" dance is a phenomenon that has caught on around the world.

Newer article

Seal Appeal

Cornwall News: Cornish rescue centre takes first pup of season

Older article

Looe Man Released Without Charge

Cornwall News: 44 year old had been questioned on suspicion of attempted murder

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.