The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the principal provider of acute care services in the county of Cornwall. It serves a population of around 450,000 people, a figure that can be doubled by holidaymakers during the busiest times of the year. The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff.
The Trust is responsible for the provision of services at three sites (comprising approximately 750 beds):
The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Denistry (PCMD) and University of Exeter Medical School.
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) is the principle provider of adult community health, adult mental health, children’s and learning disability services to people living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The Trust was approved as a Foundation Trust on 1 March 2010 by Monitor. Monitor is the governing body of all NHS Foundation Trusts. The Foundation Trust supersedes the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust which was established on 1 April 2002. The Trust employs nearly 4000 people and is one of the largest local employers.
NHS Kernow is the clinical commissioning group for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The Group is formed of 65 local practices who are themselves formed into locality groups which have been involved in local commissioning for many years. NHS Kernow is made up of 10 GP localities and each locality has a GP lead.
Our principal work is to buy health services on behalf of local people. We are responsible for buying: