Governing body meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend Governing Body meetings. Our meetings are currently being held online via Microsoft Teams.
Our next Governing Body meeting will take place on Tuesday 7 December 2021, 10am to 1pm. Email our corporate governance team the day before the meeting to register your interest to attend.

Governing Body meeting questions

Please submit questions about agenda items 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 on Facebook, Twitter or emailed to our corporate governance team.

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

Governing Body meeting dates

  • 7 December 2021
  • 1 February 2022

Governing Body meeting papers

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

Meeting papers
You can view older meeting papers on our document library. Select the year of the papers you are looking for, then the month.
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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
A revised conflict of interest statutory guidance for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) was issued in June 2017. It 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. The 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, which significantly reduce the risk of an actual breach occurring. We will be open and transparent about this matter and continue to monitor the situation.

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