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About Us

NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group  is made up of 21 Eastern Cheshire based GP practices. Our main purpose is to ensure a high quality of health care by commissioning appropriate health care services, for over 209,000 residents in the main areas of Alderley Edge, Bollington, Chelford, Congleton, Disley, Handforth, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Poynton and Wilmslow. We are a major partner in local work to improve the health of the whole population.

Our staff consider the CCG a great place to work. Watch the video below to learn more about what we do and why our colleagues love working here.

Our Population Overview

Life expectancy for male and female residents in the Eastern Cheshire towns is generally higher than the national average. Whilst this is good it masks the large internal differences in life expectancy that are seen in different areas. For example, parts of Macclesfield and Handforth. In addition there are also problems with access to services in rural areas, where the population is more spread out.

The main causes of premature death are circulatory and respiratory disease, cancers, and diseases of the digestive system. Particular lifestyle issues that need to be tackled are obesity and alcohol consumption.

The Eastern Cheshire area has a high elderly population compared to national average, with a high percentage of people aged  over 65 and over 85. This is expected to increase into the future, which will result in rising demands on financial budgets and the services provided by the NHS in the local area.

In Eastern Cheshire there are 38 pharmacies, 42 dentists and 48 Opticians.  There is one District General Hospital in Macclesfield and two community hospitals (Congleton and Knutsford). The hospitals and community health services (e.g. district nurses who visit patients in their homes) are managed by East Cheshire NHS Trust. Mental health services are managed by the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We work in conjunction with these bodies, Cheshire East Council and other health organisations to provide health services across Eastern Cheshire.