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NHS Kernow’s website closed on 30 June 2022. Visit the NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board website for information about our health and care services.

Primary care commissioning committee

NHS Kernow will cease to exist from 30 June 2022 and there will be no more primary care commissioning committee meetings in public.
The primary care commissioning committee was established in line with national guidance. Regular chair’s reports are supplied to the Governing Body for information.

Read the terms of reference for the committee (PDF, 177 KB).

Email our primary care team if have a question about the committee.

Meeting papers (PDF downloads)
View previous meeting papers on our Document Library. Select the year of the papers you are looking for, then the month.
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Planning contributions and health care provision for primary care services

Cornwall Council’s planning and sustainable development department have been working in partnership with NHS Kernow and NHS England and NHS Improvement to produce a guide to planning contributions and health care provision in relation to primary care premises (PDF, 171 KB).

The guide has been developed in response to levels of growth that are proposed in Cornwall which will give rise to an increased impact on primary care services necessitating additional infrastructure, resources and funding. Where new populations are created or increased as a result of additional housing, it may be necessary for the planning system to mitigate the identified impact, subject to viability testing. This is supported by the expectations of the national planning policy framework (NPPF) and Policy 28 of the Cornwall Local Plan (PDF, 3 MB).

The guidance note sets out our position on the collection of financial contributions to help mitigate the impact of development on health care provision where need is identified. It relates only to primary care services. The note has been developed to assist the assessment of whether a need will be created as result of development and how any charge will be calculated and applied.

Contributions will only be sought where need is identified by us in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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