For most, Cheshire West is a great place to live, work and play. Many of our villages, towns and neighbourhoods are among the most attractive and dynamic communities in the country.
We have a thriving economy and cultural sector and our parks and green spaces are second to none. Compared to England, quality of life is generally good for many people across the borough, with lower levels of deprivation, higher incomes and generally, good health. However, there are pockets of significant disadvantage, where residents experience poorer living conditions, educational attainment, economic prospects and more years of poor health.
Against this background, our population is set to increase by about 10 per cent by 2035, (to 367,000). Numbers of children will increase by 8 per cent and most of this increase will have happened by 2027. By 2035, there will be 3,000 more children aged 11-15. The Ellesmere Port area (council locality) will see the largest increase in children. Older age groups will see the biggest increase, with the number of residents aged 65 plus expected to increase by 46 per cent, and the numbers of people aged 85 and over forecast to more than double.
Our aim is to make Cheshire West the best place to grow up, live, work and enjoy life to the full.
We want to reduce inequalities, increase years of healthy life and promote improved mental and physical health and wellbeing for everyone in Cheshire West.
We all have a role to play: individuals, families, communities and the public, private and community (third) sectors. Only by working together can we make this vision a reality.
We want you to be part of the journey to ensure better health and wellbeing for you, your children and future generations.
Our priorities to support you to do this include:
Prevention - and early detection
Promoting wellbeing and self-care
Making it easier to navigate health, social care and community based services
Anticipating the future needs of our population - providing housing, schools and services to meet changing demand
Integrating our health and care services
Keeping people safe
Local health and care services directory
The Place Plan represents our vision for the next five years
Research, intelligence and data
Assessment of current and future health and care needs
Commissioning policies are being reviewed to look at how they can be made the same for all Places
A selection of documents that relate to Cheshire West
Primary care networks and GP practice information
Primary care networks (PCNs) form a key building block of the NHS Long Term Plan. While GP practices have been finding different ways of working together over many years, the NHS Long Term Plan and the New Five-Year Framework for the GP contract (both published in January 2019) put a more formal structure around this way of working.
Since July 2019, all GP practices across Cheshire have come together in networks each covering populations of approximately 30-50,000 people.
Each PCN has appointed a local GP (or GPs) as clinical director.
Clinical Director – Dr Aidan Magrath (The Elms Medical Centre) and Dr Rebecca Banks (Northgate Village Surgery)
Primary Care Network population – 38,910