To enable people to improve their health and wellbeing so that they have less need of health and care services. When they do need care we will make sure services are safe and effective and delivered in ways that improve people’s experiences and outcomes.
Our vision is of a future where more people are supported to live the lives they want. In their communities, with care and support services provided around the needs of people, that are safe and sustainable for future generations.
Since 1 April 2009 all NHS organisations have been required to have regard to the NHS Constitution in everything we do. We already consider how our Governing Body reports and papers are relevant to the constitution. We have started to conduct interviews and appraisals based on the values of the NHS that underpin all our work.
All GP practices in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are required to sign up to the NHS Kernow Constitution (PDF, 1 MB). This is an important document that details how we will conduct our business once we become the statutory body for commissioning in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
It shows how we will:
It also sets out which GP practices are members and the structure and role of the locality groups.
Questions on the Constitution should be sent to our corporate governance team.