Area fact and figures

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The CCG is made up of 40 member GP practices. It covers a total population of around 272,000 over a large and diverse geographical area. We cover three locality areas of County Durham – Durham Dales, Easington and East Durham, and Sedgefield. We want to provide very local models of service to meet the needs of communities in our three localities.

Durham Dales

  • 12 GP practices.
  • population of 90,500.
  • small urban areas and many large rural areas.
  • covers 540 square miles – challenges delivering healthcare.
  • around 41% of the population is aged 50+, projected to rise to around 46% by 2020.
  • around 9% of the population is aged 75+, projected to rise to around 11% by 2020.
  • male life expectancy 1.5 years less than average and female 0.9 years less.
  • higher rates of coronary heart disease (CHD), hypertension and depression.

Sedgefield

  • 11 GP practices.
  • population of 87,700.
  • sits between Durham City and Darlington.
  • majority of the population live within towns of Newton Aycliffe, Spennymoor, Shildon and Ferryhill.
  • some small villages and coalfield communities in the more rural eastern area.
  • covers 217 square km.
  • around 34% of the population is aged 50+, projected to rise to around 41% by 2020.
  • around 7% of the population is aged 75+, projected to rise to around 8% by 2020.
  • male life expectancy 2 years less than average and female 1 year less.
  • higher rates of coronary heart disease (CHD), hypertension and obesity

Easington

  • 17 GP practices.
  • population of 94,000.
  • 74% of LSOAs (lower super output areas) in Easington are in the 30% most deprived nationally (47 out of 63). 30% of
  • Easington’s LSOAs are in the 10% most deprived nationally.
  • mixture of urban and rural areas.
  • covers 145 square km.
  • two main towns’ Seaham and Peterlee populations over 20,000.
  • around 35% of the population is aged 50+, projected to rise to around 40% by 2020.
  • around 8% of the population is aged 75+, projected to rise to around 9% by 2020.
  • male life expectancy 1.6 years less than average and female 2 years less.
  • higher rates of coronary heart disease (CHD), hypertension and obesity