Welcome to the Eastern Locality
Who we are and what we do

The Eastern Locality is part of NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS NEW Devon CCG).

It has a population of c378,000 and is represented by four sub-localities: Exeter, Mid Devon, WEB (Woodbury, Exmouth and Budleigh) and Wakley (Axminster, Seaton, Sidmouth, Honiton and Ottery St Mary). Sub localities are smaller populations within Eastern Devon where care is commissioned uniquely to ensure it meets their different needs.
"Patients in Eastern Devon will receive the best affordable healthcare available from within current resources and this will be easily accessible to local people."Our Vision
The Eastern Locality aims to improve health in all populations and reduce inequalities.
A set of principles that support this vision include:
  • To commission new models of care that promote early intervention, self care and high quality care at home
  • To commission a stable and sustainable health and social care economy supporting providers through a three year transition programme
  • To commission services which meet the needs of the people of Eastern Devon. 
The Eastern Locality covers a total population of 380,800 and is expected to rise by another 11.9 per cent by 2026.
There are 53 GP practices all of whom are member practices of NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group.
Community Hospitals
There are 12 community hospitals in the Eastern Locality all run by Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

The table below shows our population's health statistic compared to NHS NEW Devon CCG's population as a whole. 

Total – All 3 Localities
(Northern, Eastern & Western
Resident population (2013) 874,300 373,600
Aged 65 and over (2013) 189,600 85,800
Aged 65 and over (2013) 21.7% 23%
Live births (2013) 9,043 3,633
Deaths (2013) 8,973 3,933
Life expectancy (2009-13, Male) 79.8 80.6
Life expectancy (2009-13, Female) 83.6 84.3
Income deprived (2012) 15.1% 12.1%
Smoking rate (2013)    18.6% 14.4%
Alcohol admissions (2013-14) 1948.3 1702.2

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