What we spend and how we spend it

In this section, you can find financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audits. 


Board member and director's expenses

Information on board member and director's expenses can be found in our annual report

Capital programme

You can read about this in our annual operating plan.


A list of contracts awarded and their value is available to view here (PDF, 1.29MB). This list will be updated on an annual basis.


There may be some transactions that should not be published as to do so would compromise national security, personal security, foreign relations or contravene the law (eg the Data Protection Act). The Freedom of Information Act is used as a frame of reference when making a judgement about whether to redact items. Redactions may therefore include: 

  • Spend on current military operations
  • Salary payments to staff (including bonuses)
  • Spend by secret service organisations
  • Personal information covered by the Data Protection Act
  • Commercially confidential information (eg settlements made with companies as part of an arbitration or legal process, which is conditional on confidentiality).

If you wish to enquire about any of the items presented in any of our monthy reports, please email kccg.foi@nhs.net.

Financial audit reports

You can read the audit committee updates which summarise key issues and findings in Governing Body board papers. If you would like more detailed information, you can request this through the Freedom of Information Act. Make an FOI request

Financial performance

You can read about our budgets in our annual operating plan (PDF, 3.33 MB). High level update reports (variance reports) are included in Governing Body board papers in the finance area of the performance report. These include updates on funding allocated to us and on our expenditure compared to our budget.


General government funding levels are reported in the annual operating plan (PDF, 3.33 MB) and are updated in monthly finance reports which be found in our Governing Body board papers.

Integrated plan

Our integrated plan (PDF, 7MB) has been developed by the Cornwall Health and Social Care Partnership to incorporate many priorities and aligns with the health and wellbeing strategies for both Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

Making timely payments

The Better Payments Practice Code requires that all valid invoices should be paid by their due date or within 30 days of receipt, whichever is later. Our performance can be followed in our board papers. We are measured in terms of both the number and value of invoices received, against an NHS target to pay over 95 percent of trade creditors in accordance with the Code.

Prime financial documents

Prime financial documents are available in our annual report.

Procurements and tendering processes

Information on our processes can be found here

You can search for all of NHS Kernow's contracts that are currently being tendered on the contracts finder website.

Staff pay and grading structure

Staff are paid according to the Agenda for Change pay system.


Transparency - publication of spend over £25,000

View our transparency in public expenditure reports