• The NHS in Devon is failing to meet national targets on people being treated for cancer within 62 days of an urgent referral. Councillors at today’s Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee meeting heard that part of the reason for the failure was an increase in such referrals. The target has been missed for over a year, according to the Winter Pressures Performance report examined today by [...]

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    My 10 point green action plan to be referred to new environment board

    My green action plan for Devon here is set to be referred to a newly established multi-organisation board, led by Devon County Council, its all Conservative cabinet agreed today. I said I was pleased that my motion was being referred to the environment performance board, however, I was somewhat disappointed that the officer response to each of my points was unenthusiastic and seemed unwilling [...]

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    Devon County Council’s all conservative cabinet will debate my 10 point green action plan for Devon tomorrow morning, but the advice before councillors seems lacklustre at best. On almost all the points, the message is mostly ‘no’, ‘not appropriate’, which, after councillors declared a state of climate emergency in February is surprising and disappointing. The motion and officer [...]

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