NHS Morecambe Bay CCG

NHS Morecambe Bay CCG launched in April 2017, merging Lancashire North CCG with the South Cumbria area. It is made up of 42 practices, who care for around 360,784 patients (April 2017) making it the second biggest CCG operating in the Lancashire-12 area. However, it should be noted that this CCG's boundary covers both Lancashire County Council and Cumbria County Council. The majority of patients live in the districts of Lancaster (42%, 150,016), South Lakeland (30%, 107,167) and Barrow-in-Furness (19%, 70,242), with the remaining patients mainly coming from the Wyre (5%, 16,627), Copeland (8,696) and Craven (2%, 6,368).

The registered population is evenly split between females (50.2%) and males (49.8%) and whilst just over almost a fifth (22%) of the population is aged 65 or over, 28% are aged 0-24 reflecting the large student population. The remaining 50% are aged 25 to 64. Deprivation measures show that whilst Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster are two of the more deprived districts in England, South Lakeland is amongst the least deprived districts in England (based on the IMD 2015 average score). Whilst 45% (164,059) of the population live within some of the most affluent lower layer super output areas (LSOAs) in England (IMD 2015 quintiles 4 & 5), 32% (116,092) are living within some of the most deprived (IMD 2015 quintiles 1 & 2).

CCG website link: www.morecambebayccg.nhs.uk

CCG supporting public health analyst: Farha Abbas. Email: phknow@lancashire.gov.uk

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