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The Governing Body

The Governing Body is the key decision-making body of the CCG and became accountable for its activities from 1 April 2013. On 11 December 2012, the Group became a legal entity after it was authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board.
Our Governing Body four executive directors one of whom covers the registered nurse role, a secondary care clinical members, four lay members and six GP members, who are responsible for providing the clinical leadership of NHS Kernow as it commissions community, acute and mental health services. A senior council representative with a lead on adults or children’s services is also a member of the Governing Body, along with the local director of public health or their deputy. Since 1 April 2020, NHS Kernow also commissions primary medical services as delegated by NHS England.

Find dates and meeting papers for our Governing Body meetings.

If you have any questions for our Governing Body board members, you can email

Meet our Governing Body
Dr Iain Chorlton

Dr Iain Chorlton, chair

Iain grew up in Cornwall and has been a GP since 1997, working the majority of that time in the county. He is currently a partner at Tamar Valley Health, one of the largest practices in the Cornwall.

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He has a longstanding interest in commissioning, and has stepped into the role of chair having been a Governing Body GP for the east of the county since the CCGs formation.

Iain and his family are foster carers and he dedicates his spare time to the Friends of Urambo and Mwanhala charity supporting projects in Tanzania.

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