Northern Devon

Welcome to the Northern Locality

The Northern Locality is committed to our vision of 'Healthy people, living healthy lives, in healthy communities'. In these pages you will find information about the locality, our clinical board meetings and local events or public consultations.

Contact Number for the Northern Locality based in South Molton is 01392 674809

Who we are and what we do

Based in North Devon we form one of three localities of NHS Northern Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS NEW Devon CCG).

We have 20 General Practitioner (GP) member practices and cover a population of 166,093 over an area of 950 square miles; we have a large rural geography with coastal towns, farming communities and several popular holiday destinations. 
We use information related to the needs of the population to make sure we can plan, agree and pay for (commission) enough high quality services to suit the needs of people in our area. 
This care may be provided by acute hospitals (for example North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple) or by other care providers such as community partners, dentists, or pharmacies amongst others.

Map of the Northern Locality

Population and demographics

Total (northern, eastern
and western Devon)
Resident population (2014)882,800159,700
Aged 65 and over (2014)194,30039,700
Aged 65 and over (2014)22.00%24.90%
Live births (2014)8,9971,498
Deaths (2014)8,8581,894
Life expectancy (2010-14, Male)8079.8
Life expectancy (2010-14, Female)83.883.5
Income deprived (IMD 2015)12.30%12.70%
Smoking rate (2014)16.70%17.20%
Alcohol admissions (2014-15)2003.82110.9

GP practices
There are 20 GP practices in the northern locality, all of whom are member practices of NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group.
Community hospitals
There are five community hospitals in the northern locality all run by Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
Acute hospital
There is one acute hospital in the northern locality, the North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. It is run by Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Clinical board meetings and papers

To link to information about our locality clinical board please follow the link below.
Clinical board meetings

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