Governing body meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend Governing Body meetings. Our meetings are currently being held online via Microsft Teams.
Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday 2 February 2021, 10am to 1pm. Email before 5pm the day before the meeting to register your interest to attend.

Public questions about agenda items should be submitted in advance. In order to reply as fully as possible we ask they are received by midday on Thursday of the preceding week. Questions can be submitted via direct message on Facebook, Twitter or emailed to

View the list of questions we’ve received from members of the public.

2020/21 meeting dates
5 May 2020
2 June 2020
4 August 2020
1 September: Annual general meeting
6 October 2020
1 December 2020
2 February 2021

The agenda and papers for the meeting, which contain any declarations of interest, are usually published on the Thursday beforehand and papers can be accessed below.

Meeting papers
You can view previous meeting papers on our Document Library (please select the year of the papers you are looking for, then the month).

Declarations of interest

All Governing Body members are asked to declare their interests at the start of each monthly meeting. The declaration of members’ interests are published as part of the papers and minutes. This is in-line with national guidance and our promise to be an open and transparent organisation.

Read our declaration of interest policy (PDF, 797 KB).

Conflicts of interest

Reports relating to breaches notified to NHS England can be found below.

June 2018
The Revised Conflict of Interest Statutory Guidance for CCGs, issued in June 2017, states: There will be situations when interests will not be identified, declared or managed appropriately and effectively. This may happen innocently, accidentally, or because of the deliberate actions of staff or organisations. For the purposes of this guidance these situations are referred to as breaches.

In accordance with this wider definition of a breach, NHS Kernow has reported to NHS England the actual conflict of interest arising from our interim chief operating officer’s spouse being employed by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in a senior position. The executive team and audit committee have agreed appropriate mitigations that are now in place and significantly reduce the risk of an actual breach occurring. We will be open and transparent about this matter and continue to monitor the situation appropriately.