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Welcome to Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group

Winter wellbeing

The Winter Wellbeing Guide is packed with useful advice and information about staying warm, keeping well and being happy and safe this winter. To view the Winter Wellbeing Guide, click here.

NHS 111 Update

Anyone who needs urgent out of hours’ medical services during the weekend or overnight should call 111. Please continue to call 999 for emergencies.

Living Well

Living Well has been nominated for its second Health Service Journal (HSJ) award for its work to improve people’s health and wellbeing through bespoke care. Click the image for more information.

The Earlier, The Better

It is important people get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

FOI request

Are you thinking about sending us a Freedom of Information request? Are you looking for information about what we do and can't find it on our website? The best place to look is our disclosure log, where we save all our replies to requests. It's always good to try here first before sending us a new request.

Choose Better

It is important people get the right care, in the right place, at the right time. Choose the best place to get treatment when you fall ill, and help us keep A&E free for those that really need it. Click the image for more information.

NHS Kernow is the clinical commissioning group for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

Our job is to buy health services for the population of the county and islands including hospitals, mental health services, children's services and community services. Our annual budget is around £700 million a year.

We formally took over this function on April 1, 2013 from Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust, when it was abolished. Public Health is now the responsibility of Cornwall Council or the Council of the Isles of Scilly while GPs, dentists, pharmacies and optometrists are commissioned by NHS England.

You can find out more about our work throughout this website. A good place to start is by reading the welcome message from our Chairman, Dr Colin Philip.

Living Well

Read all about our pioneering work to help people live the lives they want to live here.


News feed

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  • Help to reduce the spread of Norovirus


    Help to reduce the spread of Norovirus

    NHS Kernow and Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust are asking people to not visit any hospital if they have symptoms of diarrhoea and sickness, or if they have been in contact with someone who has had these symptoms. People should stay away from hospital for at least 48 hours after any symptoms have gone.

  • Pioneering Penzance GP recognised for his outstanding leadership


    Pioneering Penzance GP recognised for his outstanding leadership

    A family GP has scooped a prestigious award for his achievements to bring improve people’s lives in Cornwall. Dr Matthew Boulter, who works at the Alverton Practice in Penzance, received the NHS South West Leadership Academy award for Outstanding Collaborative Leadership on Friday evening at an event hosted by explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

  • Living Well gets funding boost


    Living Well gets funding boost

    NHS Kernow will receive a share of £2.5 million to help understand how Living Well has improved people’s lives in Penwith.

Events calendar

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  • Hayle Day Care Centre


    A high quality of care and attention is provide by this Independent Charity . The staff are always friendly and supportive to all clients who come to

  • Closer to You - Redruth


    Thank you for coming and sharing your views. We hope you found it useful - we certainly got a lot out of talking to you. ^EC

  • Closer to You - Redruth


    Pity more of the residents of CRP did not take advantage of this informative event.

  • NHS Kernow Governing Body Meeting


    sorry the time is wrong on this page - it starts at 10am - our apologies

  • Poltair Community Hospital


    Hi - the link to the full review is now included as well. Thanks, KCCG

  • Poltair Community Hospital


    Hi there. Please could the report with the recommendations (that you get if you follow the link in the letter to stakeholders) be available directly

  • Poltair Community Hospital


    I'm sure people in Penwith will be pleased to see we are heading towards a final decision and it's great they are going to be able to have th

  • Welcome from our Chairman


    I have to say that despite the ambitious words above there is absolutely no information on this site for disabled people. That is quite extraordinary

  • Welcome from our Chairman


    "to receive modern, responsive, high quality and COST EFFECTIVE CARE" ? Quite often a contradiction in itself. One hopes your organisation will be r