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Blackpool GP Practice Populations

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NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissions healthcare services for patients registered to its member GP practices.  In October 2018 this covered a population of 174,025 people and is considerably higher than the resident population of the Blackpool Council local authority area. 

Figure 1: GP Practice LIst Size and Locality as at October 2018
 GP Practice CodeGP Practice Name Locality Number of Patients 
 P81004  Elizabeth Street Surgery Central West  5,341
 P81016  Waterloo Medical Centre  South Central  11,868
 P81042  Adelaide Street Surgery  Central West  11,338
 P81043  South King Street Medical Centre  Central West  6,017
 P81054  Marton Medical Practice  Central East  9,163
 P81063  St Paul's Medical Centre  Central West  11,564
P81066  Layton Medical Centre  Central East  7,245
 P81072  Glenroyd Medical Centre  North  15,786
 P81073  Cleveleys Group Practice  Far North  11,902
 P81074  Highfield Surgery  South  13,394
 P81081  Arnold Medical Centre  South  4,790
 P81092  The Crescent Surgery  Far North  8,431
 P81115  Bloomfield Medical Centre  South Central  12,830
 P81159  Stonyhill Medical Practice  South  13,106
 P81172  Newton Drive Health Centre  Central East  9,684
 P81681  North Shore Surgery  North  13,147
 P81713  The Surgery, Dinmore Ave  Central East  2,191
 P81714  Abbey Dale Medical Centre  South  6,084
Source: NHS Digital, Patients registered at a GP Practice, October 2018 

The health economy across the Fylde Coast is developing new models of care which will be delivered in six neighbourhoods across Blackpool; integrating a range of primary, community, acute, social, third sector and other services around the registered populations of practices. Neighbourhoods are based on groups of GP practices covering populations of 20,000 to 40,000 patients, and builds on their local health, social care, voluntary service and estate assets available to deliver integrated care. The neighbourhood groupings are indicated in Figure 2.  Taking a geographic approach enables the various supporting links among statutory, public and third sector services to be maximised. It also ensures that some of the more enduring problems of social isolation, loneliness and poor mental health, much of which underpins poor physical health, will be tackled more effectively.

Further information about the neighbourhood and plans for new models of care can be found in the Blackpool Enhance Primary Care Model Service Description document.

Neighbourhood Profiles

Profiles of the six neighbourhoods have been produced to provide information on a number of key indicators in relation to GP cluster populations. They contain descriptive analysis of the registered population in terms of its geographic spread, age/sex structure, deprivation and prevalence of health conditions to create an estimation of the health needs in these areas compared to Blackpool as a whole and England. 

Further demographic data is provided using Experian MOSAIC segmentation tool.  Comparisons for the neighbourhood is against the national average and is an estimate of health characteristics and behaviours of the population based on the characteristics of the area, it is not the actual behaviour of the area’s population. 

 Figure 2: Location of GP practices and their neighbourhoods

GP Practice map (Apr 2017)
Source: Blackpool Council, Public Health Dept