Louise Moffitt and Luke Chapman are leading the way at RCHT as the first nurses to undergo a new accelerated, seven month training programme. Once qualified, they will be Clinical Endoscopists, running their own Endoscopy lists.
The Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic team has taken the initiative to solve the problem of rising referrals and lengthening waits. By changing the way they work, waiting times have tumbled and patients are benefitting from safer care.
214 outbreaks of norovirus reported in the community across the South West so far this winter, Now is the time to improve hand hygiene and manage illness at home to stop spread of this unpleasant infectious bug
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.
Three years ago, sport loving Rio Thomas was diagnosed with diabetes. As a talented footballer, Rio was concerned it would really affect his ability to play at the level he wanted to. However, that was not the case. Since his diagnosis, Rio, now aged 14, has played football at county level and this season is playing football, rugby and is a long distance runner for his school Fowey River Academy.