Community Interest Company (CIC)

Kernow Health is a Community Interest Company and is owned by all the GP Practices in Cornwall, who are also its shareholders. We aim to support general practice and the newly established and emerging Primary Care Networks. Although not strictly ‘not for profit’, our purpose is to secure sufficient profit in order to invest back into the community for the benefit of primary care.

Our business is regulated by the Community Interest Companies Regulator and we are CQC registered.

We hold a number of NHS contracts with a variety of commissioners including NHS Kernow, NHS England and Health Education England. These include Cornwall NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service, the School Immunisations service, elements of the Children and Young People Eating Disorder Service and the Cornwall Training Hub.

Our Board has a number of key sub-committees that provide assurance that we are delivering safe, effective and responsive care, these include Finance and Remuneration, Governance, which includes Business Continuity and Planning and Health and Safety; Information Governance and Integrated Urgent Care Service (IUCS) Management Board. Sat below the IUCS Management Board is the Quality Assurance Group, Safeguarding Committee and Clinical Governance Committee. These are detailed within our Board Assurance Framework.

Articles of Association

The Company’s new Articles of Association were adopted in 2018.  You can find the articles here.

Board Managed

Kernow Health CIC is managed by a Board of Directors made up of GP representatives nominated by their locality, a GP Chair, who is elected annually from the Board membership, a GP Medical Director, non-clinical Managing Partner Non-Executive Directors and an Independent Non-Executive Director. The Board delegate the day to day management of the business to the Chief Executive Officer, supported by the Board Chair, Medical Director, a GP Strategic Adviser and the Senior Management Team.

Each year an Annual General Meeting of Shareholders is held to approve any resolutions and discuss future challenges and the strategic direction of the business.

Board Meetings

Our Board meets every month to discuss the overall strategy and business of the Company. Although the meetings are closed meetings, the Board want to work in an open and transparent way and therefore you will find agendas and minutes of these meetings here.

Our Members

Kernow Health CIC – “Eligible Practices” (as referred to in our Articles of Association).


North Cornwall

Bottreaux Surgery – Boscastle
Camelford (Nash) Surgery – Camelford
Carnewater Practice – Bodmin
Churchfield Practice – Camelford (Garrod)
Neetside Surgery – Bude
Port Isaac Surgery – Port Isaac
Stillmoor House Medical Practice – Bodmin
Stratton Medical Centre – Bude
Wadebridge & Camel Estuary Surgery – Wadebridge



Carnon Downs Surgery – Carnon Downs
Chacewater Health Centre – Truro
Lander Medical Practice – Truro
Penryn Surgery – Penryn
Perranporth Surgery – Perranporth
St Agnes Surgery – St Agnes
The Falmouth Health Centre Practice – Falmouth
The Three Spires Medical Practice – Truro
Trescobeas Surgery – Falmouth
Westover Surgery – Falmouth


Mid Cornwall

Brannel Surgery – St Stephen
Fowey River Practice – Fowey
Lostwithiel Medical Practice – Lostwithiel
Mevagissey Surgery – Mevagissey
Middleway Surgery – St Blazey
Narrowcliff Surgery – Newquay
Newquay Health Centre – Newquay
Petroc Group Practice – St Columb Major
Probus Surgery – Probus
St Austell Healthcare – St Austell
The Clays Practice – Roche
The Roseland Surgeries – Portscatho



Alverton Practice – Penzance
Bodriggy Health Centre – Hayle
Cape Cornwall Surgery – St.Just
Marazion Surgery – Marazion
Morrab Surgery – Penzance
Rosmellyn Surgery – Penzance
Stennack Surgery – St Ives
Sunnyside Surgery – Penzance


North Kerrier

Carn to Coast Health Centres – Redruth
Clinton Road Surgery – Redruth
Harris Memorial Surgery – Illogan
Manor Surgery – Redruth
Praze Surgery – Praze-an-Beeble
Veor Surgery – Camborne


East Cornwall

Launceston Medical Centre – Launceston
Oak Tree Surgery – Liskeard
Old Bridge Surgery – Looe
Port View Surgery – Saltash
Quay Lane Surgery – St.Germans
Rame Group Practice (Penntorr) – Torpoint
Rosedean House Surgery – Liskeard
Saltash Health Centre – Saltash
Tamar Valley Health – Callington