Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group
GP practices, 11 of which are within the local authority area Lancaster District. The remaining two practices are situated in Garstang in the borough of Wyre. The CCG covers an area of approximately 780 sq km of coast and countryside with registered patients living as far south as Broughton, near Preston and as far north as Burton in Kendal, Cumbria.
NHS Lancashire North CCG is responsible for commissioning health services for a local population of around 149,000 people. The majority of the population live in Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth and Garstang but a significant proportion live in rural locations.
Within NHS Lancashire North CCG, the proportion of the population living in the most disadvantaged areas (18%) is slightly less than the national average. However parts of Morecambe, Heysham and central Lancaster are classified as being amongst the fifth most disadvantaged areas in England and over 29,000 residents within NHS Lancashire North CCG live in these areas.