Who we are and what we do

NHS Kernow is the clinical commissioning group (CCG) for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We have 59 GP practices organised into primary care networks within 3 integrated care areas.
Our job is to buy health and care services for the people registered with GP practices in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, including hospital care, mental health and learning disability services, children’s services, community services, NHS 111, a GP out of hours service and some primary care services.

We work with everyone involved in health and care locally to join up services and, to develop and deliver the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly long term plan.

There are many more service providers from the charitable, voluntary and private sectors that allow many patients wider choice of service location and type. Find out more about patient choice.

Who we are and what we do

Emergency preparedness, resilience and response

Natalie Jones holds the portfolio for emergency preparedness, resilience and response.

NICE guidance

NHS Kernow uses guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) when planning and providing services for patients.

NICE provides independent, authoritative and evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, reducing inequalities and variation as well as seeking to improve the quality of care. NICE develops guidance by working with experts from the NHS, local authorities, and others in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Find out more about NICE and how this affects your care as a patient.