Central London CCG covers a registered patient population of 190,000 across 35 GP practices in Westminster. However the daytime population, which includes workers and tourists, may be up to 1 million.
Our population is characterised by a large proportion of young working age residents, high levels of migration in and out the borough, and ethnic and cultural diversity.
Men and women living in Westminster have much higher than average life expectancy than London and England. Whilst many residents are very affluent, there are also residents with poorer health in the areas of social housing, predominantly focused in the northwest of the borough, who experience large health inequalities compared to the rest of the borough.
The annual Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is carried out by the local Public Health Department in partnership working between Westminster, the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham; the NHS and community representatives; and is founded on a strong evidence base of need. It provides a comprehensive local picture of health and wellbeing needs and how they may develop in the future and is focused on the needs of the population, not individuals.
The JSNA highlights a number of areas of concern in Westminster:
Central London CCG works closely with the public health team at the local council to address these issues. You can find out more in the what we do section of this site.