Our area

A map of the North Kirklees area

We look after the health needs of around 194,000 people across North Kirklees, which is made up of a number of towns and villages including  Dewsbury, Batley, Mirfield, Cleckheaton, Birstall and Liversedge.

Health issues

Our CCG faces some challenging health issues in the North Kirklees population. These are:

  • By 2030 20% of our population will be over 65
  • Infant death rates – they’re reducing, but still too high
  • Smoking related illness
  • Obesity and lack of physical activity – especially amongst children
  • Dewsbury – 1 in 3 adults have a long term illness.

You can find more information about current and future health and care needs in the Kirklees Joint Strategic Assessment.