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Health and care consultations

We regularly respond to Government consultations to help shape the future delveopment of national policy and ensure that the views of Cornwall are heard.

You can view our responses to previous consultations below. 

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These are the responses for 2016.

Below is a list of responses from earlier years. To request a copy of the text please contact

  • Liberating the NHS:local democratic legitimacy in health - views on proposals in the White Paper to increase local democratic legitimacy in health
  • Transparency in outcomes - views on proposals for a new strategic approach to quality and outcomes in adult social care.
  • Rebalancing the Licensing Act - views on plans to empower individuals, families and local communities to shape and determine local licensing.
  • Healthy Lives, Healthy People - a joint response by Cornwall Council, NHS Cornwall and the Council of the Isles of Scilly on proposals for public health services. 
  • NHS Listening Exercise - a response to the Health and Social Care Bill
  • Allocation options for distribution of additional funding to Local Authorities for Local Healthwatch, NHS Complaints Advocacy, PCT Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding -  views on alternative options for allocating funding to local authorities for local Healthwatch and PCT DOLS funding
  • Consultation on the regulations for HealthWatch membership - views on: the number of the member; suitability for membership; the process for appointing members; and the period of time a member should be appointed.
  • Department of Health: Local Authority Health Scrutiny - views on regulations governing local authority health scrutiny.
  • Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies - draft guidance - Response to consultation, September 2012
  • Draft Care and Support Bill consultation, final letter and clause by clause feedback, October 2012
  • Excess WInter deaths response, March 2013
  • Consultation on smoking in private vehicles carrying children, August 2014
  • Care Act 2014 - Part 1 of the Care Act Consultation and covering response letter, August 2014
  • Drug Misuse abd dependence UK guidelines on clinical management, September 2014  
  • Public expenditure on health and social care: Terms of Reference Inquiry response, October 2014
  • Doing, supporting and using Public Health research response, March 2015
  • Consultation response - Knowledge and skills: practice leaders and practice supervisors, August 2015
  • Public Health formula for local authorities from April 2016, November 2015
  • Setting the Mandate for NHS England, Public Health response, Education, Health and Social Care response, November 2015