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Welcome to Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group

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.

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  • Help to reduce the spread of Norovirus

    Help to reduce the spread of Norovirus


    Stay away from hospital if you’ve been ill with sickness and diarrhoea during the past 72 hours. That’s the message from the NHS in Cornwall as Norovirus remains active in the community.

  • Family doctor takes top job at NHS Kernow

    Family doctor takes top job at NHS Kernow


    A family doctor from Gunnislake has been appointed as NHS Kernow’s new Chairman, following the retirement of Dr Colin Philip. Dr Iain Chorlton, who is a partner at Tamar Valley Health, has been an active member of our Governing Body since it was formed in April 2013.

  • System pressures update

    System pressures update


    The system remains under pressure but the situation has improved and a decision has been made to reduce the whole system alert from black to red.

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