Primary care commissioning committee

A primary care commissioning committee has been established in line with national guidance. Regular chair’s reports will be supplied to the Governing Body for information.
2020/21 meeting dates
The dates for 2020/21 are below. Meetings will usually start at 1pm.

  • 11 June 2020
  • 13 August 2020
  • 8 October 2020
  • 10 December 2020
  • 11 February 2021
  • 8 April 2021

View meeting papers.

The primary care commissioning committee is a meeting in public. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Email primarycare.kernow@nhs.net to register your interest to attend or if you have a question.

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

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Planning contributions and health care provision in relation to 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 NHS Kernow’s 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 NHS Kernow in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement.