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NHS Southend CCG is a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in south east Essex. A CCG is a group of GPs and clinicians which commissions (buys) health services for their local communities.

NHS Southend CCG covers a population of approximately 181,000 in Southend, Leigh, Westcliff and Thorpe Bay. We are committed to ensuring the delivery of local, high quality services that meet the specific needs of our population.




The approximate population of Southend-on-Sea

Old man2  


The approximate number of people aged 65 and over. This is predicted to rise by 4% by 2031



The average life expectancy of males living in Southend-on-Sea



The average life expectancy of females living in Southend-on-Sea



Southend-on-Sea is rated as being in the 20% most deprived local authority areas on inequality



Around one in five children in Southend live in low-income families



of the adult population in Southend smoke


In Southend-on-Sea, life expectancy of both males and females is below average compared to the rest of Essex, with males on average living to 78 and females to 83.

The life expectancy gap between the most deprived and least deprived wards is just over 11 years for males, and just under 10 years for females. 18% of the adult population smoke.

By 2031, the projected population for Southend-on-Sea will be 202,935. This assumes a growth rate of 12.87% which is higher than the projected growth rate for England (10.11%). The over 65 population is projected to increase by 4%.

Southend-on-Sea has high levels of deprivation compared with Essex and England as a whole. Nine areas have been identified as being in the top 10% most deprived areas in England. Just under 1 in 5 children live in low income families (households where income is less than 60% of the median income before housing costs). In comparison, 8 areas in

Southend-on-Sea rank in the 10% least deprived, as a consequence Southend–on-Sea is rated as being in the 20% most deprived local authority areas on inequality. Rates of pregnancy in people under 18 is also statistically significantly worse that the England average.

With more than 18,000 patients over the age of 75, one of NHS Southend CCG’s priorities is to help improve care for those with long term conditions who often make unplanned visits to hospital.

*Read the full Southend Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) 2019*

To address the needs of local residents, the below priorities have been agreed (click on image to view larger version).

 CCG priorities image


We work closely with partners including Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to make sure local residents benefit from joined up care with services are that working together to support resident to live as healthy communities.   All key partners in south east Essex have signed up to a ‘Living Well in Thriving Communities’ strategy which identifies four localities in Southend.   Details of the local needs in each area can be found below:

Our vision and values are in the image below (click image for larger version):

CCGs Vision for web


Our Year 2018-19

This video is a snapshot of our projects and achievements in 2018-19

For more details about how we are commissioning local services to meet local needs, you can also read a summary version of our Annual Report for 2018-19

Click here to see an archive of Southend CCG's Annual Report and Accounts