NHS Kernow CCG

01726 627800 Sedgemoor Centre, Priory Road , St. Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5AS


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About Our Services

NHS Kernow is the clinical commissioning group for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The Group is formed of 69 local practices who are themselves formed into locality groups which have been involved in local commissioning for many years.

Our job is to buy health services for the population of the county and islands including hospitals, mental health services, children's services and community services. Our annual budget is around £700 million a year.

We also provide the assessment service for continuing health care funding requests. And we provide the referral management service for most of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (some referrals in east Cornwall are managed by a separate organisation based in Plymouth).

We formally took over this function on April 1, 2013 from Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust, when it was abolished. Public Health is now the responsibility of Cornwall Council or the Public Health Council of the Isles of Scilly while GPs, dentists, pharmacies and optometrists are commissioned by the NHS Commissioning Board for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Last updated on 05 November 2014.

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