The CCG area is divided into five distinct localities to ensure we meet the needs of the population in each area. The ability to understand the localities’ individual requirements is important because, while they share many commonalities, each has its own particular issues. For example, some have pockets of high deprivation and lower-than-average life expectancy.
The localities’ combined population is 286,000, served by 35 GP practices. The localities have their own clinical and managerial leads, and every practice is represented on their relevant locality group by a GP and a practice manager.
Each locality has its own Facebook group, where local issues, events and topics can be highlighted to the public:
The localities meet every two months and develop commissioning plans for their locality which feed into the overall CCG plans. The localities have (or are setting up) an engagement forum, which will ensure that we are able to listen to local people and reflect their needs.
Across the CCG area there is, also, an acute hospital in Torquay (Torbay Hospital) and nine community hospitals: Ashburton and Buckfastleigh; Bovey Tracey; Brixham; Dartmouth and Kingswear; Dawlish; Newton Abbot; Paignton; Teignmouth; and Totnes.