Western Devon

Healthy people, living healthy lives, in healthy communities

Who we are

The Western Locality spans about 260 square miles and stretches from Lifton to Salcombe and Plymouth to North Bovey. More than 340,000 people live in the Western Locality and 19 percent (just over 65,000) are aged over 65 years compared with a national average of 16 per cent.

Western Locality Team

The Western Locality team includes people with a varied range of specialities and expertise. 

Western Planning and Development Unit

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Western Locality Clinical Team

The CCG is a membership organisation whose members are drawn from GPs in the area. Details of the names, biographies and pictures of the GPs elected by the membership to sit on the board can be found here along with those of all the other board members.

Western Clinical Structure Chart

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Population and Demographics

Total (northern, eastern
and western Devon)
Resident population (2014)882,800344,500
Aged 65 and over (2014)194,30066,900
Aged 65 and over (2014)22.00%19.40%
Live births (2014)8,9973,786
Deaths (2014)8,8583,108
Life expectancy (2010-14, Male)8079.2
Life expectancy (2010-14, Female)83.883.1
Income deprived (IMD 2015)12.30%14.60%
Smoking rate (2014)16.70%20.40%
Alcohol admissions (2014-15)2003.82205

GP practices
There are 40 GP practices in the western locality, all of whom are member practices of NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group.
Community hospitals
There are three community hospitals in the western locality, all run by Livewell South West CIC.
Acute hospital
There is one acute hospital in the western locality, Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. It is run by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

Western Devon Health Service

Partnership Organisations

We work closely with our social care partners in Devon County Council and Plymouth City Council and their developing health and wellbeing strategies and boards as well as the two South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council.

What we do

The Western Locality shares the same vision as NHS NEW Devon CCG, which is:

Healthy people, living healthy lives, in healthy communities

Our mission is to:
  • transform services
  • ensure all individuals have access to high quality sustainable services that care for them when they are unwell
  • promote wellbeing
  • commission services that are delivered when,where and how the individual chooses

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